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Author: Adam Kay Narrator: Adam Kay Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2019 ISBN: 9781549125959
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Bestselling author Adam Kay channels Henry Marsh and David Sedaris to tell us the "darkly funny" (The New Yorker) -- and sometimes horrifying -- truth about life and work in a hospital.

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 first-year doctor.

Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, comedian and former medical resident Adam Kay's This Is Going to Hurt provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the front lines of medicine.

Hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking by turns, this is 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.
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Quotes & Awards

  • “Shocking, sad, funny, and alarming…Kay’s book is vital and timely.”

    The Scotsman (Edinburgh)

  • “Hilariously gruesome.”

    Sunday Times (London)

  • “A heartening, laugh-out-loud confessional..Kay’s warts-and-all account will not only bring plenty of laughs but also delivers a moving report.”

    Financial Times (London)

  • “Kay’s journals chart the hectic life of a young doctor who tries to help patients without mucking up, suffers over mistakes, and celebrates the times he was able to make a difference. Readers may be inclined to send their own doctors a thank-you note after reading this candid, caring memoir. A bestseller in England, Kay’s book is being adapted for a BBC comedy drama.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “A heartening, laugh-out-loud confessional.”

    Financial Times (London)

  • Darkly funny... heartbreaking. The New Yorker
  • Hilarious and heartbreaking...I howled, yelped, and occasionally choked with laughter...This book may hurt, but in an important and necessary way. Cathy Rentzenbrink, The Times (London)
  • This book is heartbreaking, hilarious and truly important. I believe in its humanity, its spirit and its conscience. The best doctor's visit you will ever have. Rose McGowan, actress, activist, and New York Times bestselling author of Brave
  • Brilliant. Five stars. Amazing. Mark Haddon, bestselling author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
  • Painfully funny. The pain and the funniness somehow add up to something entirely good, entirely noble, and entirely lovable. Stephen Fry, actor, comedian, and author of Mythos
  • Bloody funny. Minnie Driver, actress
  • A #1 Sunday Times (London) bestseller
  • A Spectator (UK) Pick of Books of the Year

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About the Author

Adam Kay is an award-winning comedian and writer for television and film. He previously worked for many years as a junior doctor. His book This is Going to Hurt was an instant Sunday Times #1 bestseller and has sold 1.5 million copies worldwide. It has been translated into 33 languages and was Book of the Year at the UK National Book Awards. It will be a major new comedy-drama for the BBC. He lives in London.