A brilliant doctor approaching the end of his neurosurgical residency receives the worst possible diagnosis: He has stage IV lung cancer. The late Paul Kalanithi’s moving and beautifully written memoir documents his journey from doctor to patient, from saving lives and making life-or-death decisions to grappling with the irrefutable proof of his own mortality. He didn’t shy away from the prospect of death. He faced it head-on with fortitude, courage and an insatiable desire to embrace life and untangle its mysteries before his time ran out. In his eloquent memoir, you will see that although the role of patient was foisted upon him, he used the opportunity to deepen his understanding of what people endure when they face illness or injury. Readers will be moved by this stirring New York Times bestseller and Pulitzer Prize finalist.
About the Author
The late Paul Kalanithi, MD, was a writer and neurosurgeon who completed his residency in neurological surgery and a postdoctoral fellowship in neuroscience at Stanford University.
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1 week agoVery inspirational and thought-provoking piece of legitimate art. Kalanithi’s writing style, scribed at a time when he was undoubtedly in a tremendous amount of physical, mental, and emotional pain, draws the reader in and doesn’t release its grasp until the final page when I was overtaken with emotion.
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2 years agoWhen will the summary be available? Actually the book is really inspiring and I hope that many people could read this.