This is Going to Hurt - Adam Kay

This is Going to Hurt

By Adam Kay

  • Release Date: 2017-09-07
  • Genre: Biography
Score: 5
5
From 611 Ratings

Description

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

Sunday Times Humour Book of the Year
Winner of the Books Are My Bag Non-Fiction Book of the Year
Winner of Blackwell's Debut Book of the Year
Winner of iBooks' Book of the Year

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.

This edition includes extra diary entries and a new afterword by the author.

Reviews

  • Woke the husband up laughing .. a few times!

    5
    By Saz the Crit Care Nurse
    Hilariously honest, reflective and brutal at ‘parts’. I have worked in the NHS for a number of years now and it’s a must read for all NHS employees and users of the NHS. Reminds us that the doctors / nurses in the NHS are human too. Love the Open letter to Mr Hunt at the end also. Just starting to read the book again for a second time. Loved it!!!
  • Good read

    3
    By Noseinbook
    Good read and humorous, would have liked more for £5.99 though
  • A must read

    5
    By Ellisjon
    Personally I think this should be on the reading list for anyone who wants to work in the NHS not just Drs! As an ex nurse I can sympathise with some of the stories while also being shocked by them as even on the front line I would say most nurses aren’t aware of quite what junior Drs are put through. As for the book I laughed at every page until the end but I won’t spoil it! Loved the footnotes too. Would love to read more from Adam Kay about his experiences.
  • You don't even know

    5
    By mmosn
    Yes I e e I am still a starting to hurt my kids back to my bed time for me a 😢😢😢😢😢❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🥊💎💎💎💎👓💎💎👿🥊🍀😁😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😍😍😍😍😍
  • Simply stunning

    5
    By gjay545
    From page 1 I was engrossed in Kay’s witty humour and sobering reflections from his medical career. I would implore you to read this not only for the pleasure, but also to consolidate why we must fight to protect our nation health service.
  • This is going to hurt

    5
    By Readhouse
    Funny and poignant, an excellent read
  • Must read

    5
    By Tempo473
    Cracking read, couldn’t put it down!
  • A genuinely amazing read.

    5
    By Nath437
    From start to finish, I could not put it down!
  • Amazing insight

    5
    By LilyBritton
    A must read. Gives such insight to the system that benefits so many people in the UK. Makes you grateful for all those who dedicate their lives to the NHS, and sympathise with those who reach maximum capacity.
  • NHS Frontline

    5
    By sudohnim
    If you’re unsure of the politics & spin around the NHS, this book doesn’t sugar coat the frontline. I work in Primary Care but spent many years working in hospital. I’ve cajoled, consoled, supported and argued with many many junior Drs. His respect for the patient, their story & the teams around him is real & heartbreaking in equal measure. But sadly, when you’re done, you’re done. This is what the politicians and stress of working in the over-stretched NHS does to individuals. They turn away for a new, less rewarding, but less stressful career & that’s a bloody shame!