Award-winning comedian Adam Kay shares entries from his diaries as 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, 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.
A Sunday Times number one bestseller for a record-smashing nine months, selling over a million UK copies and translated into 33 languages (and counting), This is Going to Hurt won a record four National Book Awards in 2018 as well as Sunday Times Humour Book of the Year, Blackwell’s Debut Book of the Year, iBooks Book of the Year, two Books Are My Bag Awards including Reader’s Choice, and Esquire Magazine’s Best Biography Prize.
Adam is currently adapting it for TV as a major eight-part BBC comedy-drama. He writes extensively for the media, principally the Sunday Times, where he is a columnist. He is also an experienced TV writer and script editor, with credits including Mitchell & Webb, Very British Problems and Mrs Brown’s Boys, to name a few.
An “electrifying” (Guardian) live performer, his sell-out 2018/9 tour was one of the biggest comedy tours of the year.
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