Undoctored (Paperback)Adam Kay (author)
The medic and author of the mega-selling This is Going to Hurt reflects on what happened after he left the NHS frontline in this characteristically sardonic and laugh-out-loud follow-up destined to become a modern classic.
Adam Kay's secret diary from his time as a junior doctor This is Going to Hurt was the publishing phenomenon of the century. It has been read by millions, translated into 37 languages, and adapted into a major BBC television series. But that was only part of the story.
Now, Adam Kay returns and will once again have you in stitches in his painfully funny and startlingly powerful follow-up, Undoctored: The Story of a Medic Who Ran out of Patients. In his most honest and incisive book yet, he reflects on what's happened since hanging up his scrubs and examines a life inextricably bound up with medicine. Battered and bruised from his time on the NHS frontline, Kay looks back, moves forwards and opens up some old wounds.
Hilarious and heartbreaking, horrifying and humbling, Undoctored is the astonishing portrait of a life by one of Britain's best-loved storytellers.
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 280 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 30 mm
'Brilliant - even better than This is Going to Hurt' -Jacqueline Wilson
'Very funny, very moving - Adam Kay has done it again, the talented c***. PS sorry for swearing in this quote' - Charlie Brooker
'Adam Kay is at the top of his game here. Even his footnotes are funnier than most comedians' best gags. But there is darkness here, too, and he handles it so well I had to lay the book aside until my heart was ready for the rest' - Ian Rankin
'Every bit as funny as the first one, every bit as powerful, surprising and unflinching' - David Whitehouse
'I don't think anyone has made me laugh so much about the human body as Adam Kay, while simultaneously bestowing the gift of impotent rage at the state of the NHS' - Reverend Richard Coles
'Spectacularly brilliant' - Cathy Rentzenbrink
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