This is going to hurt - Kay, Adam,author.

Jacket Image
Format:
Paperback
ISBN:
9781509858637
Published:
19 Apr 2018
Publisher:
Picador
Dimensions:
xix, 279 pages: 197 x 130 x 19mm

'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.

    • 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.