When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi PDF Download

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi PDF Download

By: Paul Kalanithi
Relase Date: 2016-01-12
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction

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“This is the first book that I have ever read and immediately read again. I needed to bathe in his words, again. Poignant, heartbreaking, brave, excellent in every way.“

“An autobiography of a neurosurgeon at Stanford and a fighter of stage IV lung cancer teaches us how to see the life beyond the two ends, beyond the science, helps to understand what makes human life meaningful, what defines our identity and most importantly understand death and face the mortality!“

“Dr. Kalanithi’s commitment to sharing his journey with us is beyond admirable. His writing is beautiful and his character even more so. He truly shows us what a life of integrity and meaning are. Thank you to he and his family for sharing this intimate memoir with us.“

“This book is amazing, as a person not interested in epidemiology and getting past the details of surgery, Paul tells a compelling story and teaches an important lesson. He teaches readers to find purpose in your life and live a meaningful life, one that will be remembered. He gives new heights to the saying “Live everyday like it’s your last”. I feel very moved and privileged to have read this book and experienced (through words) a part of Dr. Paul Kalanithi’s life. Thank you Lucy.“

“It is a sad but beautiful story. Paul was an amazing human being. So much wisdom, such a generous spirit.“

“I read this book in one sitting. It truly is captivating and so beautiful. I truly felt like I was there with Paul during his battle with cancer. Thank you Paul for making me think about my own life and relationship with death.“

“I started, and finished very soon, the book after spending some time myself in hospital. The book offers a calm and calming meditation of life by providing an account of death, narrated by the author Paul, a neurosurgeon and writer who is capable of operating with the finest precision both in brains and words. The prose in the book is poignant, emotions honest, and sentiments long-lasting. The author blended and balanced some right amounts of sorrow, wisdom, and humor. It is clear that many thoughts in the book had their origins in philosophy, but they were streamlined, by the authors’ able hands, into sentences that are clear, crisp, and comprehensible. However, the book requires emotional investments, which promise to return enormous benefits. Reading the book on my iPad, I became oblivious of progress bar that indicates both the completion of book, as well as the completion of the author’s life. It was therefore painful to find that the book stopped an abrupt stop. Paul announced his goal of writing this book only in the very end: to let the readers “walk in the shoes” of death, and realize it is the only finality. “Sooner or later”, he says. As a neurosurgeon, his goal was to help his patients to navigate through the vast uncertain area of death. This goal is equally achieved for his readers, in this book.“

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