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 457 Ratings

Description

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

Winner of the Books Are My Bag Non-Fiction Book of the Year
Winner of the Books Are My Bag Readers' Choice Award
Winner of Blackwell's Debut Book of the Year
Winner of iBooks' Book of the Year

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.

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 a no-holds-barred account of his time on the NHS front line. 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.

Reviews

  • S.O.S. N.H.S.

    5
    By NaughtyKeith
    Can someone give me Jeremy Hunt’s address, as I would like to personally deliver this book to him, tie him to a chair until he’s read every single word? The NHS equivalent of a frontline soldier in the trenches of the Somme, screaming at the Generals to witness the slaughter first hand.
  • Recommend to everyone

    5
    By Clairefin
    I found this book through Russell Howards TV programme and can honestly say its my favourite book. I’m currently studying as a student nurse so thought this book may give me an insight into the NHS and I wasn’t disappointed. Made me laugh like I’ve never laughed before whilst also being brutally honest and in places, heartbreaking. Didn’t put it down from the second I bought it and regret none of the time I spent reading it
  • This is going to hurt

    5
    By Arctic Numpty
    Absolutely brilliantly eye opening and tragic. Couldn’t put it down.
  • This is going to hurt

    5
    By Truly123456789
    Everyone should read this book. Strangely I was left feeling very sad when I came to the end of the book.
  • Incredible

    5
    By Hollie Appleby
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  • Downloaded it yesterday, finished it today!!

    5
    By felicityfarquar
    Just download the sample, there is no way you won't buy the book afterwards!!
  • Brutally honest

    5
    By N Farrell
    Really enjoyed this book, definitely opened my eyes to what colleagues actually go through. Very good snapshot of what life in the nhs is like for its drs and practitioners. With media criticism at an all time high, its nice that adam kay has created a text to counter the negative persona jeremy hunt has given us.
  • The best book I've read in an exceptionally long time

    5
    By DWN86
    Whatever your areas of interest, profession or book genre preference, this is a collection of experiences that are eminently relatable and side-splittingly hilarious. It imparts a touching insight into the realities of this profession - humour being for the most part, the chosen tool deftly wielded to deliver laughter page after page without failing to have the more poignant and somber messages meet their mark. Would read over and over. Loved it.
  • Wonderful

    5
    By l_lawrence
    Hilariously funny, yet at the same time terribly sad. A truly wonderful read, my only complaint is that it isn’t longer.
  • Buy buy buy

    5
    By Keekeeleah
    Amazing eye opening book! This is exactly what the NHS is like. Brilliant read, definitely recommend😊