The Resource When breath becomes air, Paul Kalanithi ; foreword by Abraham Verghese

When breath becomes air, Paul Kalanithi ; foreword by Abraham Verghese

Label
When breath becomes air
Title
When breath becomes air
Statement of responsibility
Paul Kalanithi ; foreword by Abraham Verghese
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For readers of Atul Gawande, Andrew Solomon, and Anne Lamott, a profoundly moving, exquisitely observed memoir by a young neurosurgeon faced with a terminal cancer diagnosis who attempts to answer the question: What makes a life worth living? 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. What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when the future, no longer a ladder toward your goals in life, flattens out into a perpetual present? What does it mean to have a child, to nurture a new life as another fades away? These are some of the questions Kalanithi wrestles with in this profoundly moving, exquisitely observed memoir. Paul Kalanithi died in March 2015, while working on this book, yet his words live on as a guide and a gift to us all. "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."-- Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
TEFBT
Dewey number
  • 616.99/4240092
  • B
  • 617.4/8092
  • [B]
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
  • RC280.L8
  • RD592.9.K35
LC item number
  • K35 2016ab
  • A3 2016ab
Literary text for sound recordings
autobiography
Music parts
not applicable
NLM call number
WZ 112.5.N4
NLM item number
K14w 2016
PerformerNote
Read by Sunil Malhotra and Cassandra Campbell
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
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Label
When breath becomes air, Paul Kalanithi ; foreword by Abraham Verghese
Publication
Note
  • Compact discs
  • Title from container
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • GWOOD-GRE
  • GWOOD-GRE
  • ZIONS-HUS
  • ZIONS-HUS
  • CULVR-CUL
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  • NWEBS-NOR
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Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21063496
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
5 audio discs (5 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780399566189
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9781524708146
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
PRHA 5592
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
21063496
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn925473796
  • (OCoLC)925473796
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

Library Locations

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