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
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.

    • 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.