Into the Magic Shop by James Doty, a Book Review

Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon's Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart is James Doty's memoir. He had a tragic childhood with parents who, for various reasons, were not present for him. Then, after an encounter with a total stranger, James was taught meditation, creative visualization, and positive … Continue reading Into the Magic Shop by James Doty, a Book Review

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi, a Book Review

Paul Kalanithi had always asked himself one question: Where do biology, morality, literature, and philosophy intersect?  As a neurosurgeon resident and MA graduate from Sanford's English literature program, he was highly interested in finding out what a meaningful life consisted of; but, when he was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer at 36, the question took … Continue reading When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi, a Book Review