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This book is more of a memoir than an autobiography, and concerns the life of Paul Kalanithi,k a renowned surgeon, who was diagnosed with lung cancer. The memoir concerns his transformation from being a doctor and a renowned one at that to becoming a patient overnight. The book is starkly written, lays out the details bare and provides you with a ringside sea to the indefatigable nature of the human spirit when faced with rather unbeatable odds. The book is heartwarming as it showcases how Pauil overcame some of the rather bleak questions that every terminally ill patient asks himself, as to the point of life and what about one’s loved ones. This memoir makes you take a closer look at your own life as it underscores the impermanence nature of human lives. A worthwhile read which is why it is one of the top 10 autobiographies of 2016.