when breath becomes air

Lucy Kalanithi, widow of the best selling author of When Breath Becomes Air, came to Philly recently and I heard her speak. Since I am so interested in narrative medicine, and storytelling, I wanted to know why he wrote the book, how he wrote the book, and when he wrote the book -- literally as he was dying. His widow had to finish it. It is really powerful to see a surgeon's perspective from the other side of the bed, so to speak.

https://medium.com/temples-narrative-medicine-program/when-breath-becomes-air-a-visit-from-the-authors-widow-d3b0233b8dc6#.3ajmuqp4h

 

In better days, before his death, surgeon Paul Kalanithi and his wife, Lucy, an internist.

In better days, before his death, surgeon Paul Kalanithi and his wife, Lucy, an internist.