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August 2019: 21st Century > When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi - 4 stars

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Charlotte | 1465 comments When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
4 stars

The book is broken up into parts. First is a forward by Abraham Verghese. They there are two parts written by Paul Kalanithi, the first is an overview of his life up to when he was diagnosed with lung cancer. The second is his life while fighting the cancer and then there is a epilogue written by his wife, after his death.

This book seemed to be a search for the meaning of life, in a way, while he is faced with his mortality.

It is a really good book with many thought provoking quotes.

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Joanne (joabroda1) | 7097 comments What a heartbreaking story!-I only read the "blurb" on good reads, but that was enough to have me tear up! Not in the right frame of mind for this type of story right now, but will keep it in mind.

NancyJ (nancyjjj) | 4884 comments I have heard so many great things about this book, but I was never quite in the mood to read it. So, I put it on my trim list to take the timing out of my hands.

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