This is Going to Hurt

Adam Kay

2017 Winner

Blackwell's Debut of the Year

2017 Short-listed

Blackwell's Book of the Year

2017 Winner

Books are My Bag Non-Fiction Book of the Year

2017 Winner

Books Are My Bag Readers Awards Children's Award

2018 Short-listed

Slightly Foxed Best First Biography Prize

2018 Short-listed

British Book Awards: Non-fiction Narrative Book of the Year

2018 Winner

Big Book Awards: Biography Award

2018 Winner

National Book Awards New Writer of the Year

2018 Winner

National Book Awards Popular Non-Fiction Book of the Year

2018 Winner

Specsavers Zoe Ball Book Club Book of the Year

2017 Winner

Books are My Bag Readers Choice Award

2018 Winner

National Book Awards Zoe Ball Book Club Choice

2019 Winner

National Book Awards Book of the Year

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Picador

9781509858637
256
Synopsis

THE MILLION COPY BESTSELLER
BOOK OF THE YEAR AT THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS

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

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 for over eight months and winner of a record FOUR National Book Awards: Book of the Year, Non-Fiction Book of the Year, New Writer of the Year and Zoe Ball Book Club Book of the Year.

This edition includes extra diary entries and a new afterword by the author.

In the media
I’d prescribe this book to anyone and everyone. It's laugh-out-loud funny, heartbreakingly sad and gives you the lowdown on what it’s like to be holding it together while serving on the front line of our beloved but beleaguered NHS. It’s wonderful

Jonathan Ross

So clinically funny and politically important for supporters of the NHS that it should be given out on prescription

Guardian

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

Stephen Fry

You will laugh, cry and be overwhelmed with gratitude for the medical profession who work so shockingly hard to patch us up and prolong our lives

Daily Express