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When Breath Becomes Air

by Paul Kalanithi

Hardcover, 228 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $25 |


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A Ivy League-trained, award-winning young neurosurgeon describes his how after receiving a terminal diagnosis with lung cancer he explored the dynamics of his roles as a patient and care provider, the philosophical conundrums about a meaningful life and how he wanted to spend his final days.

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2 weeks on NPR Hardcover Nonfiction Bestseller List

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Inside A Doctor's Mind At The End Of His Life

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