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When Breath Becomes Air

Cover of When Breath Becomes Air
Paul Kalanithi

The author of this memoir was a neurosurgeon who was diagnosed with lung cancer in his mid-thirties. Writing in his last months of life, he talks about his childhood and college studies, explains why he decided to become a doctor, and describes his experiences with his illness. 

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Asian/Asian American Author
BIPOC Author
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