This is Going to Hurt

Adam Kay

4.34 based on 1893 ratings & 282 reviews on Goodreads.com

2017 Winner

Blackwell's Debut of the Year

2017 Winner

Books are My Bag Non-Fiction Book of the Year

2017 Winner

Books Are My Bag Readers Awards Children's Award

2018 Winner

Big Book Awards: Biography Award

2018 Winner

National Book Awards New Writer of the Year

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19 April 2018
9781509858637
256 pages
Synopsis

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

THE MILLION COPY BESTSELLER
Winner of a record THREE National Book Awards: Non-Fiction Book of the Year, New Writer of the Year and Zoe Ball Book Club 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.

Sunday Times Number One Bestseller and Humour Book of the Year

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

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