When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi| Book Summary | Readtrepreneur
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What makes life worth living? Paul has always strove to understand the meaning of life - first through literature, then through medicine.
This audiobook, When Breath Becomes Air, tells us the true story of Paul Kalanithi, who always wondered about the meaning of life and death. Paul brings us through his journey as a surgeon and a patient, as we understand more about the struggles of their battles with cancer.
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"Human knowledge is never contained in one person. It grows from the relationships we create between each other and the world, and still it is never complete." - Paul Kalanithi
As a neurosurgeon, Paul has always come face to face with life and death of his patients. He had guided many families through the deaths of his many patients, but when Paul became a patient of cancer himself, he was clueless.
From a neurosurgeon with a bright future to a man facing death, Paul debated on his next course of action, and still strove to make the most out of the limited time he had.
P.S. This is a truly heart-warming audiobook that gives listeners a deeper insight of life and death which will make you laugh and cry, as late Paul Kalanithi tells his story.
I'm confused as to why this book received such high ratings. Nothing earth-shattering happened. It seems like it could have been on block instead of an actual novel. I'm sorry but I do not enjoy it at all
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Wonderful, thoughtful book. So very sad that Paul Kalanithi died before he saw how well his book has been received. The book is about the meaning of life...he certainly packed a lot of meaning in his very short life.
I loved this book and all the problems one faces during your last hours but not only that the beautiful perspective from someone who was so highly educated in the medical field, and reading her journey as he wrestled with his own morality and finding the truth values of life.
I would recommend this book to every adult that grapples with deep loss or fears death. I challenge them to enjoy the beautiful literary techniques and first hand accounts of this exceptional work of nonfiction.
Paul does a magnificent job in telling his story of truth,enlightenment and acceptance so perfectly. Thank you Paul for helping me remember the importance of life.
This is one of the famous books of all time. The story is one of passion, effort, and loss. It is a teaching we all should take to heart.Strengths you to predict how you would like your last days to be like.Truly wonderful.
I prefer all stories regarding fitness care and choices to the end of life. This guided me a day to understand but before I'm parted.Listen to it if you attempt to examine what life is. Also what death opens to it.
A very thoughtful book that explores life & death. I got it to be very emotional. Gives the listener keen-sightedness as to what a cancer victim force be going into. It shows how human life is so delicate yet so pretty.
It touched me in a deeply personal way, helping me to realize, perhaps, how I myself might want to live toward my own inevitable death. How I might give more meaning to more moments--of time with family, friends, animals, the earth, creative pursuits, legacies--than I might otherwise have done.
The narrator Chris brown reads with ease and has an easy to listen to the voice. Definitely a great book to add to your Summary.