When Breath Becomes Air

  • von Paul Kalanithi
  • Sprecher: Cassandra Campbell, Sunil Malhotra
  • 5 Std. 35 Min.
  • ungekürztes Hörbuch


The New York Times number-one best seller.
At the age of 36, on the verge of completing a decade's training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, the next he was a patient struggling to live.
When Breath Becomes Air chronicles Kalanithi's transformation from a medical student asking what makes a virtuous and meaningful life into a neurosurgeon working in the core of human identity - the brain - and finally into a patient and a new father.
What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when life is catastrophically interrupted? What does it mean to have a child as your own life fades away?
Paul Kalanithi died while working on this profoundly moving book, yet his words live on as a guide to us all. When Breath Becomes Air is a life-affirming reflection on facing our mortality and on the relationship between doctor and patient, from a gifted writer who became both.



"Finishing this book and then forgetting about it is simply not an option.... Unmissable." ( New York Times)


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  • Erscheinungsdatum: 10.03.2016
  • Verlag: Random House AudioBooks