Monday, January 18, 2016

Book Club Monday

I am just about to start When Breath Becomes Air, by Paul Kalanithi, Amazon's Best Book of the month for January 2016.  It is a moving memoir of a neurosurgeon who is diagnosed with stage 4 cancer.  The story goes like this:

" At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade’s worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. And just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated. When Breath Becomes Air chronicles Kalanithi’s transformation from a naïve medical student “possessed,” as he wrote, “by the question of what, given that all organisms die, makes a virtuous and meaningful life” into a neurosurgeon at Stanford working in the brain, the most critical place for human identity, and finally into a patient and new father confronting his own mortality."

You can order this remarkable book HERE

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Happy Martin Luther King Day!!!!


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