When Breath Becomes Air: A conversation with Lucy Kalanithi, MD
When Breath Becomes Air was written by Stanford neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi, who died of terminal lung cancer at the age of 37. The memoir chronicles his last months of life and his thoughts on mortality and confronting an early death. In this podcast, Paul’s wife, Stanford physician Lucy Kalanithi, MD, talks about the words that Paul left behind, their decision together to have their daughter, Cady, and what life is like since Paul died last spring. She also wrote the book’s epilogue and penned an essay in the New York Times on their marriage before and after his death.