by Paul Kalanithi
Reviewed by Janet:
Paul Kalanithi was a promising young neurosurgeon on the verge of completing his residency. A talented doctor, he sought to connect with his patients as individuals, not merely problems to be fixed in surgery. Yet a diagnosis of lung cancer changed him from doctor to patient, providing a unique look at both sides of this relationship as well as a personal perspective to his quest for what constitutes a meaningful life, and how to find this answer in the face of death. This brief but powerful book will resonate with those who have also read Being Mortal, our community read this spring.