When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
A brief review by Gabriella Shetreet
When Breath Becomes Air is an astonishingly true novel about and by late neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi. Dr. Kalanithi revisits his life, starting with moving to a remote desert, going to college, and becoming a neurosurgeon. After he becomes diagnosed with metastatic stage 4 lung cancer, he starts writing a memoir about his life and its meaning. This is a must read for all science fans, and I promise you that you will smile, laugh, and cry- possibly at the same time.