When breath becomes air

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 making a living treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. Just like that, the future h...

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Main Author: Kalanithi, Paul,
Other Authors: Verghese, A. 1955-, Malhotra, Sunil,, Campbell, Cassandra,
Format: CD
Published: [Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape ; [2016]
Physical Description: 5 audio discs (5 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Edition: Unabridged.
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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 making a living treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. Just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated. When Breath Becomes Air, which features a Foreword by Dr. Abraham Verghese and an Epilogue by Kalanithi's wife, Lucy, 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 young neurosurgeon at Stanford, guiding patients toward a deeper understanding of death and illness, and finally into a patient and a new father to a baby girl, confronting his own mortality.
Published: [Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape ; [2016]
Language: English
Item Description: Compact discs.
Title from container.
Playing Time: 05:30:00
ISBN: 9781524708146
1524708143
9780399566189
039956618X