This is going to hurt - Adam Kay

Jacket Image
Format:
Hardback
ISBN:
9781509858613
Published:
07 Sep 2017
Publisher:
Picador
Dimensions:
267 pages: 225 x 143 x 26mm

'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

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.

    • Introduction - i: Introduction
  • Chapter - 1: House Officer
  • Chapter - 2: Senior House Officer Post 1
  • Chapter - 3: Senior House Officer Post 2
  • Chapter - 4: Senior House Officer Post 3
  • Chapter - 5: Registrar Post 1
  • Chapter - 6: Registrar Post 2
  • Chapter - 7: Registrar Post 3
  • Chapter - 8: Registrar Post 4
  • Chapter - 9: Senior Registrar
  • Chapter - 10: Aftermath
    • Section - ii: An Open Letter to the Secretary of State for Health
    • Acknowledgements - iii: Acknowledgements

Adam Kay is an award-winning comedian and writer for TV and film, including Mitchell & Webb and Very British Problems. He previously worked as a junior doctor, detailing his funny and sad experiences in his first book This Is Going To Hurt. He lives in west London.