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Catch Your Breath Ed Patrick

Catch Your Breath By Ed Patrick

Catch Your Breath by Ed Patrick

Condition - Very Good
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If James Herriot was a doctor, he would have written this book.

Catch Your Breath Summary

Catch Your Breath: The Secret Life of a Sleepless Anaesthetist by Ed Patrick

'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

For fans of Adam Kay's This is Going to Hurt, 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

About Ed Patrick

Dr Ed Patrick is an anaesthetist and a comedian. He has performed across the UK, including at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and hosts the Comedians' Surgery podcast where he speaks to guests including Joe Lycett, Rose Matafeo and Reginald D Hunter about their health stories and experiences.

He also created and presented Infectious Personalities broadcasted on BBC Radio 2 where his guests include Charlie Brooker and Sindhu Vee. Ed has written and performed on BBC Radio 4, for shows Now Wash Your Hands and Newsjack, and he has also written for the Guardian about the intersection between medicine and comedy.

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Catch Your Breath: The Secret Life of a Sleepless Anaesthetist by Ed Patrick
Used - Very Good
Octopus Publishing Group
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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