Featuring Lucy Kalanithi in conversation with Ann Patchett
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ABOUT THE BOOK
WHEN BREATH BECOMES AIR has been on top of the New York Times Bestseller list almost every week since its publication in early January. This profoundly moving memoir was written by Lucy’s late husband, Paul Kalanithi, a young neurosurgeon faced with a terminal cancer diagnosis who attempts to answer the question What makes a human life meaningful? Following his death in March 2015, Lucy shepherded Paul’s book to publication and wrote its stunning epilogue.
Praise for WHEN BREATH BECOMES AIR:
“This is one of a handful of books I consider to be a universal donor — I would recommend it to anyone, everyone.” — Ann Patchett
“Rattling, heartbreaking, and ultimately beautiful, the too-young Dr. Kalanithi’s memoir is proof that the dying are the ones who have the most to teach us about life.” — Atul Gawande
“[When Breath Becomes Air] split my head open with its beauty.” — Cheryl Strayed
Learn more in this New York Times interview: “Keeping Dr. Paul Kalanithi’s Voice Alive”