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This is Going to Hurt Adam Kay

This is Going to Hurt By Adam Kay

This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay

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The often hilarious, at times horrifying and occasionally heartbreaking diaries of a former junior doctor, and the story of why he decided to hang up his stethoscope.

This is Going to Hurt Summary

This is Going to Hurt: Now a major BBC comedy-drama by Adam Kay

Now a major new BBC comedy-drama starring BAFTA and Emmy award-winning actor Ben Whishaw

The multi-million copy bestseller now with an exclusive new preface by the author

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 a year 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 is Going to Hurt 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
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

About Adam Kay

Adam Kay is an award-winning comedian and author of the multi-million-copy bestseller This is Going to Hurt. He previously worked as a junior doctor, which is hopefully clear by now. He lives in Oxfordshire.

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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This is Going to Hurt: Now a major BBC comedy-drama by Adam Kay
Used - Very Good
Pan Macmillan
Winner of Blackwell's Debut of the Year 2017 (UK) Winner of Books are My Bag Non-Fiction Book of the Year 2017 (UK) Winner of Books are My Bag Readers Choice Award 2017 (UK) Winner of Big Book Awards: Biography Award 2018 (UK) Winner of National Book Awards New Writer of the Year 2018 (UK) Winner of National Book Awards Popular Non-Fiction Book of the Year 2018 (UK) Winner of National Book Awards Zoe Ball Book Club Choice 2018 (UK) Winner of National Book Awards Book of the Year 2019 (UK) Short-listed for Blackwell's Book of the Year 2017 (UK) Short-listed for Slightly Foxed Best First Biography Prize 2018 (UK)
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