Today's review is for:
When Breath Becomes Air
Author: Paul Kalanithi
This is the author's own story. Paul is a promising neurosurgeon who finds out he has stage IV lung cancer. The future he and his wife imagined together evaporated. Now his life is full or treatments, and a ticking clock. The doctor's won't tell him how long he has to live, so Paul starts to write this book. He and his wife decide to have a child even knowing that he might not be there to see her grow up. They try to squeeze a lifetime of experiences into a small amount of time.
Paul died in 2015 - after a very short battle with cancer. His wife completed his book and made sure it was published.
This was a good book. It is always sad, and alarming, to read the words of someone who is going through a terminal illness. How they become shadows of their former selves. And how sometimes, no matter how hard they fight, sometimes the cancer wins.
Check out this book. It gives some perspective on how we are only given a finite amount of time.
Stars: 4 1/2
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