Review: “When Breath becomes Air” by David Kalanithi


Check out the audio book, When Breath Becomes Air, by David Kalanithi as reviewed on Christoph Fischer’s blog.

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A moving and thoughtful account of a man training and working to save lives, only to be struck down by a statistically unlikely diagnosis of cancer himself. Incredibly well written for a man of science rather than poetry this shows an incredibly intellectual and moral man, explaining the big issues on the mind of a doctor while ‘dancing with death and life’.
Paul tells his story in his own words, detailling how he arrived to find his calling to become a neuro-surgeon after trying his luck in other professions. His reflections on the profession and the meaning of life are profound and touched me deeply. The insight into his profession has been aired in other great works, such as…

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