lucy kalanithi

Our Cornwall Vacation

Seagulls! Boats! Cheese-and-onion chips! We miss it so much already.

Happy Birthday, Lucy!

In which we turn 39.

An Update on My Twin Sister

After her husband died, Lucy didn't know if she could love again...

Lucy's Apartment Makeover

My Sister’s Home Makeover

My sister Lucy's dramatic home makeover. Here's the before-and-after.

When Breath Becomes Air

When Breath Becomes Air, a memoir by my brother-in-law Paul Kalanithi, about facing death and finding meaning.

How to Write a Condolence Note

My sister shares the kind words that helped her through her grief.

Family News

The obituary of Paul Kalanithi, Joanna's brother-in-law, who died of lung cancer in March 2015.

Lung Cancer. Enough.

Did you know that November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month? As I…

My Sister’s Awesome Dating Tip

Now that Caroline is dating again, I figured I’d share a little…

“How Long Have I Got Left?”

Last May, my brother-in-law, Paul, who has a deep gentleness and a…