Book recommendation: “When Breath Becomes Air” by Paul Kalanthi.
Neuroscientist Paul Kalanithi passed away at age 37, while writing this book. He started this book after being diagnosed with a terminal illness. It’s a beautiful, powerful, touching read. (The audiobook version is great.)
“I began to realize that coming face to face with my own mortality, in a sense, had changed nothing and everything,” he wrote. “Seven words from Samuel Beckett began to repeat in my head: ‘I can’t go on. I’ll go on.’” When Breath Becomes Air is an unforgettable, life-affirming reflection on the challenge of facing death and on the relationship between doctor and patient, from a brilliant writer who became both.