Released on 07 September 2017.

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This is Going to Hurt

Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor - The Sunday Times Bestseller

4.08 based on 4570 ratings & 199 reviews on Goodreads.com

2017 Short-listed

Blackwell's Book of the Year

2017 Winner

Books are My Bag Non-Fiction Book of the Year

2017 Winner

Blackwell's Debut of the Year

2017 Winner

Books Are My Bag Readers Awards Children's Award

Synopsis

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

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.

Read by the author, this audiobook contains exclusive extra features, including an interview with the author by comedian and author Mark Watson, and extra diary entries not featured in the book.

In the media

I'm not a Doctor (despite what I sometimes say) but 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
A scurrilously funny, poignant and fascinatingly horrific tale of being torn to pieces and spat out by the strangely loveable but graceless monster that is the NHS
Milton Jones