This will have you in fits of laughter and tears, it is based on the time the Author had spent as a Junior Doctor before becoming a writer. It reveals the good and bad of the NHS in England.
The agony and the laughter somehow add’s to something entirely good, and entirely noble and entirely loveable. This is the life of a junior doctor: 97-hour weeks, life and death decisions, and a constant tsunami of bodily fluids, and the hospital parking meter earned more than he did. 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.
Funny and heartbreaking . . . You will howl and occasionally choke with laughter . . . It’s a good addition for medical memoirs. He like’s to imagine it sitting on a shelf next to all the top Authors: Henry Marsh, Atul Gawande and Paul Kalanithi, making the air bluer and bluer. It has that something of all those other writers, and a little dash of a profane Adrian Mole . . . This book will hurt, but in an important and necessary way.
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About the Author
Adam Kay a award-winning comedian and writer for TV and film, including Mitchell & Webb and Very British Problems. He was previously a junior doctor, which detailing his funny and sad experiences in his first book, “This is Going to Hurt”. He now lives in west London.
Adam Kay is a award-winning comedian and writer for TV and film. Has you know he previously worked for many years as a junior doctor. This first book ‘This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor’ was a instant Sunday Times bestseller. It was translated into over twenty languages and was Sunday Times humour book of the year, Books Are My Bag book of the year and non-fiction book of the year, Blackwell’s debut book of the year and iBooks book of the year as well as book of the year selection in The Times, Guardian, Spectator, Daily Express, Sunday Times, and Mail on Sunday.
I’d prescribe this book to anyone. It’s a laugh-out-loud funny, heartbreakingly sad and it gives you the low down on what it’s like serving on the front line of our beloved but beleaguered NHS. It’s wonderful.
So clinically funny and politically important for people who support the NHS, and it should be given out on prescription.
You will laugh, cry and be overwhelmed with the way the medical profession who work so shockingly hard to patch us up and help us to live longer.
Finally it is a true picture of the harrowing stories, hilarious and ultimately chaotic life of a junior doctor in all its gory glory, its a dark comedy with unavoidable sadness. It’s a funny account of the harrowing detail, quite alot of home truths and shows the humanity we all hope doctors hide behind their thick skin exteriors.
Also INCLUDES BONUS DIARY ENTRIES AND A NEW AFTERWORD BY THE AUTHOR
From the Back Cover
BOOK OF THE YEAR
Books Are My Bag Readers’ Awards
‘If you read one book this year, make it this one’
Welcome to the life of a junior doctor.
‘So funny and important it should be given out on prescription’
‘At once hilarious and shocking, moving and irreverent, This is Going to Hurt is a book that demands to be read’
The Sunday Times Number One Bestseller and Humour Book of the Year
Winner of the Books Are My Bag Book of the Year
Winner of iBooks’ Book of the Year.
Unfortunatly this is a Book that I did not read, I did however know somebody who had read it.
So I asked her if she could recall anything about it, she took the book off here shelve sat down beside me and started to outline the story, so their i am writing everthing down. Armed with my note’s, i began writing in my words a out line of what this book is about, i hope you like it.