What’s the Big Idea? | Amanda reviews When Breath Becomes Air

What’s the Big Idea? | Amanda reviews When Breath Becomes Air

When Breath Becomes Air

by Paul Kalanithi

After completing ten years of training to become a neurologist, and just one year from officially graduating, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. Through his experiences as both doctor and patient, he explores what it means to live a meaningful life; questioning what it is that gives one purpose. His contemplative memoir brings into focus his, and our own, mortality and what truly matters most in life.

In an age where death is so rarely talked about, Kalanithi’s words are a gift, embracing the inevitable fate that connects us all.

Review by Amanda


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