Paul Kalanithi is incredible, as is this lovely book he wrote. I cant remember the last time i read something that was so authentic and intelligent. He talks about death and what makes life worth living with clarity, true honesty, and peace. At times, I found myself far more upset that he was terminally ill (the forward even tells you he dies) than he was. I heard this book reviewed as “the best piece of non fiction ever written.”. It’t not that. Its good. and although it made me look at my life differently at moments, it didn’t actually change any of my behavior. When Breath Becomes Air is a beautifully written story of a mans final years in this mortal world and it was beautiful and heartbreaking to be in his mind during that time.