When Breath Becomes Air tells the story of a young neurosurgeon who discovered that he contracted lung cancer near the end of his residency - when he was so close to the taste of joy and success. He was only left with so much time. While time was ticking, he decided to write a book about the process of discovering, battling, conquering and finally, accepting the terminal illness. A brilliant account by a brave, young doctor, picking up the shattered images of life and striving to live life to the fullest, even at the very end.
My favourite quote:
"You can't ever reach perfection, but you can believe in an asymptote toward which you are ceaselessly striving."