Memoir "When Breath Becomes Air" Pageturners Book Club Events

Published Mar 24, 2017

Schoolcraft College’s Pageturners Book Club will host both a book and a panel discussion on a moving memoir, When Breath Becomes Air, by Paul Kalanithi, a young neurosurgeon faced with terminal cancer who attempts to answer the question, “What makes a life worth living?” The book follow’s Kalanithi’s path from a naïve medical student “possessed,” as he wrote, by the question of what makes a virtuous and meaningful life throughout his career as a neurosurgeon and ultimately his experiences as a cancer patient and new father confronting his own mortality.  

A student-led discussion of the book will be held Tuesday, March 28 at 1:30 p.m. in Bradner Library, Room L 105, and a panel discussion will be hosted by an English 102 class on Wednesday, March 29 at 11:45 a.m. in the McDowell Center, room MC 100, both of which are located on the college’s main campus in Livonia.  The book is available at a discount at the Schoolcraft College Bookstore. 

The events are free and open to students, staff and community members.  For more information about this and future events hosted by Pageturners, visit or call 734-462-7191.  

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