This is Going to Hurt

Adam Kay

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2017 Nominee

Blackwell's Debut of the Year

2017 Nominee

Books are My Bag Non-Fiction Book of the Year

2017 Nominee

Books Are My Bag Readers Awards Children's Award

2017 Nominee

Blackwell's Book of the Year

2018 Nominee

Slightly Foxed Best First Biography Prize

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14 June 2018
366 minutes

‘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 audiobook contains an exclusive interview with Adam Kay by comedian and author Mark Watson, an afterword and updated bonus diary entries.

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