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Paperback El Buen Doctor [Spanish] Book

ISBN: 6077358649

ISBN13: 9786077358640

El Buen Doctor [Spanish]

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Book Overview

Paul Kalanithi, a young and promising neurosurgeon, received a devastating diagnosis of stage IV lung cancer at the age of thirty-six. He was a doctor treating patients one day and the next was struggling for his own life. On the verge of completing a decade's worth of training, he decided to begin writing this book to come to terms with and give closure to his life, and to face death with courage. What makes a life worth living in the face of death?...

Customer Reviews

12 ratings

Tears and the relatable part of life

This was one of the most relatable books coming from someone who is in the medical field and questions what Paul did everyday. If you are in the medical field and struggle with relationships, faith, and life this book is amazing for you.

Touching insights into humanity in times of crisis

Let me start by saying this books makes me cry every time. The sad beauty of listening to the author detail his own journey from doctor to patient, and how he finds hope (and at times loses it) is indescribable. I encourage everyone I know and now everyone I don't know too to please read this, especially in times of crisis.

Honest and bittersweet

I read this book in 2 days, though I could have finished in a couple of hours if I had the time. There’s nothing else to say, this book is honest and well makes you feel like you are seeing inside this guys soul. So raw and to the point. Usually when you hear about a person with a terminal illness it is usually from the mouth of others around that person. To hear a first hand account makes you look at life in a totally different perspective. May be hard to read for some.


One of my favorites!

Breath, air

Dr. K was real, open, honest. I was drawn ind and couldn't put it down and felt some of his pain, and triumphs. Breath becomes air is a reminder that we will all walk that path, but how we walk is more important than most of us realize or acknowledge.

Fantastic read!

I cannot recommend this book enough! It’s full of life, even through his own death. You feel the love for his wife and family, but you also feel the passion he had for neuroscience and for his patients. As a health care provider myself, I can’t help but truly appreciate I had the chance to read something so beautiful from such a wonderful neurosurgeon, husband, son, and father.

I hope I never get over this book.

Intimate,literate, profoundly moving. A journey down a road we will all make.

Powerful, Moving, Emotional

A touching novel about love, life, and loss. Sometimes it's only in the face of losing it all that we realize what all we really have. This novel is a gift to the world from a man who cherished his life to the last.

A Must-Read

I bought this as a resource for a paper I'm writing about death for a college course. My own husband died in 2015 from cancer, so reading this book was emotional for me. I'm glad I read it. Everyone should read this book. I felt like I knew Paul just from reading his book. And Lucy's ending was very well-written. I finished this in 2 days because I couldn't put it down.

It’s so amazing and so true!

I cried so much. Such a great talented human being. Extremely sad to see him go. All he says is so true. Questions that all human being should ask regardless of their social class, race or gender.

Just a Brilliant Man Lost

Both my husband and I read this in two days. Trying to find 10 used copies to give to our friends. Cannot recommend enough. Ten stars.

Great piece of work. It is will touch your heart definitely.

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