28 January 2016

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

  • Book written by neurosurgeon who died too young. #1 on NYT non-fiction bestseller list now. [Goodreads link here]. He wrote book while dying of lung cancer.
  • The other neurosurgery book by Frank Vertosick is a much better read. But I only made this post because I wanted to share Kalanithi's beautiful last words to his daughter who was only 1 year + when he died.
  • "When you come to one of the many moments in life where you must give an account of yourself, provide a ledger of what you have been, and done, and meant to the world, do not, I pray, discount that you filled a dying man’s days with a sated joy, a joy unknown to me in all my prior years, a joy that does not hunger for more and more but rests, satisfied. In this time, right now, that is an enormous thing."


Anonymous said...

The FT's summer books 2016 - https://t.co/hgWvY0NJJ8/s/Vcu2 via @FT


Taichiseal said...

Thanks. That's quite a list.