This Is Going To Hurt
The award-winning Sunday Times Number One Bestseller
Welcome to 97-hour weeks. Welcome to life and death decisions. Welcome to a constant tsunami of bodily fluids. Welcome to earning less than the hospital parking meter. Wave goodbye to your friends and relationships.
Welcome to the life of a junior doctor.
Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, comedian and former junior doctor Adam Kay’s This Is Going to Hurt provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the NHS front line. Hilarious, horrifying and heart-breaking by turns, this is everything you wanted to know – and more than a few things you didn't – about life on and off the hospital ward. And yes, it may leave a scar.
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Painfully funny. The pain and the funniness somehow add up to something entirely good, entirely noble and entirely loveable
A scurrilously funny, poignant and fascinatingly horrific tale of being torn to pieces and spat out by the strangely loveable but graceless monster that is the NHS
I’m not a Doctor (despite what I sometimes say) but I’d prescribe this book to anyone and everyone. It’s laugh-out-loud funny, heartbreakingly sad and gives you the lowdown on what it’s like to be holding it together while serving on the front line of our beloved but beleaguered NHS. It’s wonderful
Painfully funny. The pain and the funniness somehow add up to something entirely good, entirely noble and entirely loveable.
As hilarious as it is heartbreaking – and it IS heartbreaking (also hilarious).
I howled, yelped and occasionally choked with laughter. This book may hurt, but in an important and necessary way.
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