This is Going to Hurt

This is Going to Hurt : Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor

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THE MILLION COPY BESTSELLER
BOOK OF THE YEAR AT THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS

'Painfully funny. The pain and the funniness somehow add up to something entirely good, entirely noble and entirely loveable.' - Stephen Fry

Welcome to the life of a junior doctor: 97-hour weeks, life and death decisions, a constant tsunami of bodily fluids, and the hospital parking meter earns more than you.

Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, 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 heartbreaking, this diary is everything you wanted to know - and more than a few things you didn't - about life on and off the hospital ward.

Sunday Times Number One Bestseller for over eight months and winner of a record FOUR National Book Awards: Book of the Year, Non-Fiction Book of the Year, New Writer of the Year and Zoe Ball Book Club Book of the Year.

This edition includes extra diary entries and a new afterword by the author.
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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 140 x 141 x 17mm | 158g
  • Macmillan Digital Audio
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 1529005019
  • 9781529005011
  • 136,079

Table of contents

Introduction - i: Introduction Chapter - 1: House Officer Chapter - 2: Senior House Officer Post 1 Chapter - 3: Senior House Officer Post 2 Chapter - 4: Senior House Officer Post 3 Chapter - 5: Registrar Post 1 Chapter - 6: Registrar Post 2 Chapter - 7: Registrar Post 3 Chapter - 8: Registrar Post 4 Chapter - 9: Senior Registrar Chapter - 10: Aftermath Section - ii: An Open Letter to the Secretary of State for Health Acknowledgements - iii: Acknowledgements
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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 -- Jonathan Ross So clinically funny and politically important for supporters of the NHS that it should be given out on prescription * Guardian * Painfully funny. The pain and the funniness somehow add up to something entirely good, entirely noble and entirely loveable. -- Stephen Fry Finally a true picture of the harrowing, hilarious and ultimately chaotic life of the junior doctor in all its gory glory, dark comedy and unavoidable sadness. A blisteringly funny account shot through with harrowing detail, many pertinent truths and the humanity we all hope doctors conceal behind their unflappable exteriors -- Jo Brand As hilarious as it is heartbreaking - and it IS heartbreaking (also hilarious) -- Charlie Brooker Blisteringly funny, politically enraging and often heartbreaking . . . hilarious . . . brimming not just with humour but with humanity . . . This should be a wake-up call to all who value the NHS -- Hannah Beckerman * Sunday Express * A funny, excoriatingly revealing, beautiful book -- Dawn French Horrifyingly hilarious and hilariously horrifying -- Danny Wallace A ferociously funny book -- Mark Watson Superb -- Pam Ayres As a hypochondriac I was worried about reading Adam Kay's book. Luckily it's incredibly funny - so funny, in fact, that it gave me a hernia from laughing -- Joe Lycett By turns witty, gruesome, alarming, and touching. Always illuminating and searingly honest -- Jonathan Dimbleby Brilliant -- Mark Haddon
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About Adam Kay

Adam Kay is an award-winning comedian and author of the multi-million-copy bestseller This is Going to Hurt and the festive diaries Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas. He previously worked as a junior doctor, which is hopefully clear by now. He lives in Oxfordshire.
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214,855 ratings
4.41 out of 5 stars
5 58% (125,682)
4 29% (62,257)
3 9% (18,997)
2 2% (4,626)
1 2% (3,293)
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