This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor  (Paperback)
  • This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor  (Paperback)
  • This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor  (Paperback)
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This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor  (Paperback) This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor  (Paperback)

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

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Published: 19/04/2018
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Waterstones Says

A funny, moving and insightful celebration of the everyday heroes of our NHS. Kay reveals the realities of working for the NHS with visceral honesty but also with humour, never losing sight of the huge significance of the work itself and those profoundly rewarding moments of truly-deserved gratitude from the patients. 

Shortlisted for the British Book Awards 30 from 30 Award 2020

Chosen for the Zoe Ball Book Club

Waterstones Non-Fiction Book of the Month for May 2018

By degrees hilarious and painfully honest, this is a no-holds barred account of one junior doctor’s time on the frontline of the NHS.

'The humour is unflinching in its darkness… Yet I did laugh. A lot. Kay is a skilful, muscular writer… In the end, this book is a call to arms. That the NHS lost Kay is a tragedy. That this diary was written well before the Government's battle with junior doctors is more disturbing still' - Independent

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. Hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking by turns, these diaries are 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.

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 an essential, brutally frank account of what life is like for the beleaguered vanguard of the NHS. Now providing the groundwork for a sell-out stand-up tour, This is Going to Hurt is an unmissable window into Britain’s ailing health system and the lives of the people who are its lifeblood. Simply essential reading.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781509858637
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 220 g
Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

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

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

So clinically funny and politically important for supporters of the NHS that it should be given out on prescription - Guardian

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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“Powerful message ”

Taken from the diary of a junior doctor, this no holds barred memoir is eye opening, shocking and extremely well written with plenty of gallows humour.
It's terrifying to think that his experiences were more than... More

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“Brilliant and addictive!”

Received this surprise book in yesterdays post. Didn't have any great views on it, so decided to read a couple of pages when I went to bed...
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Fiona Hawke at Portsmouth

“A Trip tThrough the NHS in Easy, Accessible Anecdotes”

On the surface of it this is an engaging and often hilarious collection of anecdotes from someone who worked as a doctor in the NHS for several years. There is an abundance of stories for those who love to hear about... More

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