Evening Literary Club
Tuesday, February 20 at 6 pm to 7:30 pm (signup deadline was 3 pm, Feb 16)
Home of Tom and Fran Zaniello, 1610 D St. SE, 8 steps
In February, both the Evening and Afternoon Literary Clubs will read the Pulitzer
prize winning memoir, When Breath Becomes Air (2016, 251 pp) by Paul Kalanithi.
Kalanithi was a neurosurgery resident finishing his many years of training when he
was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. In the 22 months that he had left to live
he wrote this memoir, called, by one reviewer “a great, indelible book, both intimate
and illuminating." Kalanathi, who studied both philosophy and literature before
he became a doctor, was possessed by the question: what makes for a meaningful life?
This book, often compared to Atul Gawandi’s Being Mortal, is both the story of
his illness and his attempt to answer that question. One reader notes that “finishing
this book and then forgetting it is not an option."
members and social members
All 10 places taken, 2 wait listed, you may signup for the wait list.
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