This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor


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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.

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

  • ISBN 9781509858613
  • Title This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor
  • Author Adam
  • Publisher Kay
  • Imprint Picador
  • Binding Hardback
  • Width 14.3cm
  • Height 22.5cm
  • Thickness 2.6cm
  • Weight 417g
  • Number of pages 288

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