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When Breath Becomes Air

Durée : 5 h et 35 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (18 notations)

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The New York Times number-one best seller.

At the age of 36, on the verge of completing a decade's training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, the next he was a patient struggling to live.

When Breath Becomes Air chronicles Kalanithi's transformation from a medical student asking what makes a virtuous and meaningful life into a neurosurgeon working in the core of human identity - the brain - and finally into a patient and a new father.

What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when life is catastrophically interrupted? What does it mean to have a child as your own life fades away?

Paul Kalanithi died while working on this profoundly moving book, yet his words live on as a guide to us all. When Breath Becomes Air is a life-affirming reflection on facing our mortality and on the relationship between doctor and patient, from a gifted writer who became both.

©2016 Paul Kalanithi (P)2016 Random House AudioBooks

Critiques

"Finishing this book and then forgetting about it is simply not an option.... Unmissable." ( New York Times)

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emotionel

histoire qui touche profondément le cœur et l'esprit, et ça pose des questions sur la mort et sur la relation avec les plus proches. à écouter. 5h30 de ma vie qui m'ont marqué

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profound

"When there's no place for the scalpel, words are the surgeon's only tool."
"Words have a longevity i do not."
Lines like these often appear in this touching and profound writing, and when they do, the poetry becomes heartbreaking.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 20/08/2018

Thank you for this book.

Thank you Paul for writing this book. It feels extremely authentic and honest. I have come to love you and your family through this book. I admire you.

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  • Jay
  • 12/05/2016

Boring

I just don't get the rave reviews for this book. I found it so boring. Nothing insightful or particularly interesting (beyond the fact that he was dying). I love these kinds of books and am fascinated in how incidents such as facing your mortality can have people change the way they look at life or live their lives but this didn't offer any of that. Snooze...

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  • 09/11/2018

awakening

it allows me to reflect on my life and what is most important in life.

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  • James
  • 15/06/2018

A must for anyone in healthcare

Truly a beautiful read and an inspiring man.
I believe should be required reading for any aspiring to join the healthcare field.
It is in essence an amazing and heart wrenching insight into what it can mean to practice medicine and an exploration understanding and coming to terms with death from multiple perspectives.

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  • Ganesh Hebbar
  • 23/05/2018

Heart Touch

I cried A lot
My friend suggested me to read this... Goodbwork by kalanithi... Luved it

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  • Gogulan
  • 27/04/2018

Simply amazing and life changing...

What made the experience of listening to When Breath Becomes Air the most enjoyable?

I have just started listening to great audio books from last month. This one may be my 3rd or 4th book which I have listened to. But I am so grateful to the GOD for giving me a chance to listen to this book. But I am still asking GOD why he did such thing to Paul. Life may be cruel at times. But it all depends on how you look at the life. Paul simply accepted what GOD has decided as the best thing for him with such calmness and authority even while facing DEATH (Humans worst fear). I ask GOD to give me that courage to face my own mortality.I do not know any other book which I listen to in future can inspire me like this. I may never ever find one which can inspire me like this in future. If ever I found one, then that must be another gem.When I am down and out in my life, I will always listen to this book to give me the inspiration, hope, courage and determination to carry on with my life. Thank you for creating such a gem of a book at the worst possible time of your life. Wishing all the very best to your loving wife Lucy and Little GOD given child Cady .... I know she will celebrate her 4th birth day on 4 July still not knowing that her beloved Daddy is no longer with her to celebrate her wonderful 4th birthday. But I am sure Paul will be looking from heaven and blessing you and Lucy...Thank You Paul for creating such a GEM of a book! Truly life changing for me. RIP Paul !

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  • 13/02/2018

A great story

loved it!!!! It makes you laugh, makes you weep, also makes you realize how fortunate that we have the most precious thing in the universe...A life...

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 07/11/2017

transition is not smooth

interesting to hear his journey from doctor to pt. as well as the value of a holistic physician that is not rushed

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  • Ajey Gore
  • 03/11/2017

the reality of mortality described so beautifully.

this books puts Life and reality of love, life, family and people in a very different perspective. while Paul gone too early, all of us don't have a lot time as well, cherish what you have! loved it.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 01/11/2017

An incredible journey

This book has helped me have a guiding light to restore balance when I become to immersed in experiences or too lost in contemplation "if an unexamined life isn't worth living then is an unlived life worth examining".

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  • lena
  • 22/01/2019

A story about Paul's search for meaning.

I loved the story, very powerful and profound. one's search for the meaning of life, even in the face of deatg