skip to content
When breath becomes air Preview this item
ClosePreview this item

When breath becomes air

Author: Paul Kalanithi; A Verghese
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
Summary:
"At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade's worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. And just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated. When Breath Becomes Air chronicles Kalanithi's transformation from a naïve medical student  Read more...
You are not connected to the Luther College network. Access to online content and services may require you to authenticate with your library. Off-Campus Access
Getting this item's online copy... Getting this item's online copy...

Find a copy in the library

Getting this item's location and availability... Getting this item's location and availability...

WorldCat

Find it in libraries globally
Worldwide libraries own this item

Details

Genre/Form: Autobiography
Autobiographies
Biography
Named Person: Paul Kalanithi; Paul Kalanithi; Paul Kalanithi; Paul Kalanithi
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Kalanithi; A Verghese
ISBN: 9780812988406 081298840X
OCLC Number: 909925278
Description: xix, 228 pages : illustration ; 20 cm
Contents: Foreword / by Abraham Verghese --
Prologue --
In perfect health I begin --
Cease not till death --
Epilogue / by Lucy Kalanithi.
Responsibility: Paul Kalanithi ; foreword by Abraham Verghese.

Abstract:

"At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade's worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. And just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated. When Breath Becomes Air chronicles Kalanithi's transformation from a naïve medical student 'possessed, ' as he wrote, 'by the question of what, given that all organisms die, makes a virtuous and meaningful life' into a neurosurgeon at Stanford working in the brain, the most critical place for human identity, and finally into a patient and new father confronting his own mortality"--Publisher's website.
Retrieving notes about this item Retrieving notes about this item

Reviews

User-contributed reviews

WorldCat User Reviews (1)

Cancer Wins

by bemisjil (WorldCat user published 2016-01-17) Very Good Permalink

This fast-paced book is too short for such an interesting and promising life. Neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi reminisces back to his first thoughts...
Read more...  Read more...

  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful. Did it help you? 
  •   

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.