Catch Your Breath: The Secret Life of a Sleepless Anaesthetist (Paperback)
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Catch Your Breath: The Secret Life of a Sleepless Anaesthetist (Paperback)

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Paperback 272 Pages / Published: 28/04/2022
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'Brilliantly funny.' - Matt Lucas

'You have to read this book.' - Tim Harford

'It's funny, touching and gobsmacking in equal measure. At its heart is a breathtaking account of life on the COVID frontline.'
- Jay Rayner

'Ed's journey is funny, sad, harrowing, hilarious... I STRONGLY URGE YOU TO READ THIS.'
- Colin Mochrie

'Very Funny.' - Fern Brady

'I love your book Catch your Breath, it just feels so personal and so refreshing.' - Adil Ray, Saturday Live

A gut punch of a memoir by a doctor - and comedian - whose job is to keep people alive by putting them to sleep.

Ed Patrick is an anaesthetist.

Strong drugs for his patients, strong coffee for him. But it's not just sleep-giving for this anaesthetist, as he navigates emergencies, patients not breathing for themselves and living with a terrifying sense of responsibility. It's enough to leave anyone feeling numb.

But don't worry, there's plenty of laughing gas to be had.

'Very funny, very timely, scary in places. Ed writes with wit, insight, surprise and pathos. He is cutting his teeth in anaesthetics, taking people as close to death as you can take them, and then trying to wake them up again. And makes it funny. A joy to read.' - Phil Hammond

Publisher: Octopus Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781914240201
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 224 x 126 x 24 mm

Gower St Presents: An Evening of Comedy and Conversation with Ed Patrick

Gower St Presents: An Evening of Comedy and Conversation with Ed Patrick

London - Gower Street
Thursday 6th October 18:30 - 19:45

Join us for an evening of discussion and laughs with doctor, comedian and author of Catch Your Breath, Ed Patrick.

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Ed Patrick - Dorchester Literary Festival

Ed Patrick - Dorchester Literary Festival

Dorford Centre, Bridport Road, Dorchester, DT1 1RR
Saturday 22nd October 14:30

A gut punch of a memoir by a doctor – and comedian – whose job is to keep people alive by putting them to sleep. Ed Patrick is an anaesthetist. Strong drugs for his patients, strong coffee for him. But it’s not just sleep-giving for this anaesthetist, as he navigates emergencies, patients not breathing for themselves and living with a terrifying sense of responsibility. It’s enough to leave anyone feeling numb. But don’t worry, there’s plenty of laughing gas to be had. Tickets are available online and from Dorchester Waterstones

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“Everyone should read!”

Thank you to the publishers for this early review copy. What a read!!
This begins to touch the surface on training, NHS pre and during Covid 19. We saw it on the news, we read about it but not many of us worked the... More

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“Poignant and Hilarious”

A brilliantly written book that manages to play superbly on the line between deeply poignant and hilarious. As a doctor I found large amounts of this hugely relatable but also a great insight into parts of the COVID... More

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“Anaesthetist Injects An Eye-opener!”

I started this before I had covid & finished it after my 10 day isolation with children.

What Ed Patrick has given us is a rare insight into what an anaesthetist had to go through during the outbreak of the first... More

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