When Breath Becomes Air
By: Paul Kalanithi
Random House; 1 edition (January 12, 2016)
When Breath Becomes Air is a devastatingly beautiful book. It’s a hard and emotional read though. I mean, by the time it had come out, the author had already lost his battle with cancer. Kalanithi tells the short story of his life and
Two of my favorite quotes:
I began to realize that coming in such close contact with my own mortality had changed both nothing and everything. Before my cancer was diagnosed, I knew that someday I would die, but I didn’t know when. After the diagnosis, I knew that someday I would die, but I didn’t know when. But now I knew it acutely. The problem wasn’t really a scientific one. The fact of death is unsettling. Yet there is no other way to live.