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When breath becomes air / Paul Kalanithi ; foreword by Abraham Verghese.

By: Kalanithi, Paul [author.].
Contributor(s): Verghese, A. (Abraham), 1955- [writer of foreword.] | Malhotra, Sunil [narrator.] | Campbell, Cassandra [narrator.].
Material type: SoundSoundPublisher: New York, New York : Random House Audio : Books on Tape, [2016]Copyright date: 2016Edition: Unabridged.Description: 5 audio discs (5 1/2 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.Content type: spoken word Media type: audio Carrier type: audio discISBN: 9781524708146; 1524708143.Subject(s): Kalanithi, Paul -- Health | Neurosurgeons -- United States -- Biography | Lungs -- Cancer -- Patients -- United States -- Biography | Husband and wife | DeathGenre/Form: Autobiographies. | Audiobooks.DDC classification: 616.99/4240092 | B | 617.4/8092 | [B] LOC classification: RC280.L8 | K35 2016abRD592.9.K35 | A3 2016abRead by Sunil Malhotra and Cassandra Campbell.Summary: At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade's worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor making a living treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. Just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated. When Breath Becomes Air, which features a Foreword by Dr. Abraham Verghese and an Epilogue by Kalanithi's wife, Lucy, chronicles Kalanithi's transformation from a naive medical student 'possessed, ' as he wrote, 'by the question of what, given that all organisms die, makes a virtuous and meaningful life' into a young neurosurgeon at Stanford, guiding patients toward a deeper understanding of death and illness, and finally into a patient and a new father to a baby girl, confronting his own mortality.
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Read by Sunil Malhotra and Cassandra Campbell.

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At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade's worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor making a living treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. Just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated. When Breath Becomes Air, which features a Foreword by Dr. Abraham Verghese and an Epilogue by Kalanithi's wife, Lucy, chronicles Kalanithi's transformation from a naive medical student 'possessed, ' as he wrote, 'by the question of what, given that all organisms die, makes a virtuous and meaningful life' into a young neurosurgeon at Stanford, guiding patients toward a deeper understanding of death and illness, and finally into a patient and a new father to a baby girl, confronting his own mortality.

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