Summary: When Breath Becomes Air: by Paul Kalanithi and Abraham Verghese | Summary & Highlights - with BONUS Critics Corner
Not the original book!
When Breath Becomes Air is the emotional story of renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Paul Kalanithi. As he nears the end of his seven-year residency, he gets the report no one wants: cancer. Now his 40-year plan is scrapped. The hopes and dreams he and Lucy, his wife, have held on to are dramatically altered.
In this book you will find the story of a man who seeks out truth and meaning in a very detailed way. From his undergraduate literary pursuits to his combined goal of neuroscience and surgery, Dr. Kalanithi desires to connect meaning to every aspect of human life.
As cancer becomes his story, the listener will see the emotional decisions made about starting a family and continuing his beloved career. Dr. Kalanithi begins to see how his care for his patients would be altered as he experiences the treatments himself. Through every emotion Paul and Lucy share love for each other and for life.