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Publisher Description

The Sunday Times bestseller and winner of the National Book Awards Book of the Year 2018

"Painfully funny. The pain and the funniness somehow add up to something entirely good, entirely noble and entirely loveable." Stephen Fry

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.

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS POPULAR NONFICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR 2018 (UK)
WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS NEW WRITER OF THE YEAR 2018 (UK)
WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS BOOK CLUB BOOK OF THE YEAR 2018 (UK)

PRAISE FOR THIS IS GOING TO HURT

"Stayed up half the night laughing out loud over painfully smart, honest doctor diaries'" Emma Donoghue, author of Room

"A funny, excoriatingly revealing, beautiful book." Dawn French

"As hilarious as it is heartbreaking - and it IS heartbreaking (also hilarious)" Charlie Brooker creator of Black Mirror

"Uniquely funny and unexpectedly heartbreaking" Adam Hills, Australian comedian and host of The Last Leg

"A blisteringly funny account shot through with harrowing detail, many pertinent truths and the humanity we all hope doctors conceal behind their unflappable exteriors." Jo Brand

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2017
12 September
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
256
Pages
PUBLISHER
Pan Macmillan UK
SELLER
Macmillan Publishers Australia and Pan Macmillan Australia
SIZE
4
MB

Customer Reviews

Biss91 ,

Loved this!

Laughed, cried, very easy reading!

K5MACK!!! ,

Interesting and easy to read

A great insight into the NHS, informative and funny with a very poignant ending

TammerlySara ,

Awesome!

Seriously awesome read and super entertaining. Love discovering the pros and cons of the job, as well as reading up on the patient stories.

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