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This is Going to Hurt: Now a major BBC comedy-drama Paperback – 3 Feb. 2022

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This is Going to Hurt: Now a major BBC comedy-drama, Adam Kay, Picador, Pan Macmillan

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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 prescriptionGuardian

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

Finally a true picture of the harrowing, hilarious and ultimately chaotic life of the junior doctor in all its gory glory, dark comedy and unavoidable sadness. 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

hilarious as it is heartbreaking – and it IS heartbreaking (also hilarious) -- Charlie Brooker

Blisteringly funny, politically enraging and often heartbreaking . . . hilarious . . . brimming not just with humour but with humanity . . . This should be a wake-up call to all who value the NHS -- Hannah Beckerman ― Sunday Express

A funny, excoriatingly revealing, beautiful book -- Dawn French

Horrifyingly hilarious and hilariously horrifying -- Danny Wallace

A ferociously funny book -- Mark Watson

Superb -- Pam Ayres

As a hypochondriac I was worried about reading Adam Kay’s book. Luckily it’s
incredibly funny – so funny, in fact, that it gave me a hernia from laughing -- Joe Lycett

By turns witty, gruesome, alarming, and touching.
Always illuminating and searingly honest -- Jonathan Dimbleby

Brilliant -- Mark Haddon

About the Author

Adam Kay is an award-winning comedian and author of the multi-million-copy bestseller This is Going to Hurt. He previously worked as a junior doctor, which is hopefully clear by now. He lives in Oxfordshire.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Picador; Main Market edition (3 Feb. 2022)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 304 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1529062330
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1529062335
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 18 years and up
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 13 x 1.9 x 19.7 cm
  • Customer reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 41,704 ratings

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Adam Kay is an award-winning writer and former non-award-winning junior doctor. His first book "This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor" was a Sunday Times number one bestseller for over a year and has sold over 2.5 million copies. It has been translated into 37 languages and is winner of four National Book Awards, including Book of the Year, and will be a major new comedy drama for BBC/AMC starring Ben Whishaw. His second book "Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas" was an instant Sunday Times number one bestseller and sold over 500,000 copies in its first few weeks. His compilation "Dear NHS" raised over £250k for charity. His first children's book "Kay's Anatomy" was published in October 2020.


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