Breathing for Two reviewed by Compulsion Reads: September, 2013
“Breathing for Two is a short and sweet gem. I worry that some readers will glance at it, think—What do I care about anesthesiology? – and pass on it. You will care about anesthesiology when you read this book, I promise. More importantly, Pascoe writes so well that you will get the opportunity to step in his shoes and see the world a little differently. What more can you ask for in a book? “
Breathing for Two reviewed by Privilege of Parenting: February 23, 2013
“A deep and resonant book. Before we know it we are done—awake, abruptly stepping back into the light of day like kids after our first time on Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland.”
Breathing for Two: Amazon Reviews
Breathing for Two gives an inside view of the working life of an anesthesiologist. As Atul Gawande gives readers the surgeon’s perspective, so Wolf Pascoe lets us know what it’s like to be at the other end of the table… to breathe for two and to have a patient’s life literally in your hands. Pascoe holds nothing back. He shares his horror as a patient spirals out of control and his relief when his patient starts breathing normally. In simple and beautiful prose, Pascoe lays out the drama of his life as an anesthesiologist. — Tom Linden, M.D.
In this intimate glimpse into the personal side of his professional journey as an anesthesiologist, Pascoe recounts with moving vulnerability the complex responsibility of his occupation. Who knew the details of putting people to sleep could be so interesting?! Part history, part drama, part confessional, Pascoe’s honest prose reminds us that we’re all human – flawed, fragile, and doing our best to navigate the unpredictable with the tools we have at hand. Beautifully written, easy to read. — Amazon customer review
Other Amazon reviews (32 and counting) here.
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