“[When Breath Becomes Air] split my head open with its beauty.”
"This is one of a handful of books I consider to be a universal donor—I would recommend it to anyone, everyone"
"Rattling, heartbreaking, and ultimately beautiful, the too-young Dr. Kalanithi’s memoir is proof that the dying are the ones who have the most to teach us about life"
"Paul Kalanithi’s posthumous memoir, When Breath Becomes Air,possesses the gravity and wisdom of an ancient Greek tragedy. . . ."
"An emotional investment well worth making: a moving and thoughtful memoir of family, medicine and literature. It is, despite its grim undertone, accidentally inspiring.”