This Is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay audiobook

This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Medical Resident

By Adam Kay
Read by Adam Kay

Little, Brown Spark, Little, Brown, Hachette Book Group 9780316426725

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781549129186

  • ISBN: 9781549129162

  • Available on 02/03/2020

    ISBN: 9781549103438

Runtime: 5.80 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A #1 Sunday Times (London) bestseller

A Spectator (UK) Pick of Books of the Year

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Brilliant. Five stars. Amazing. Mark Haddon, bestselling author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
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
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
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)
Darkly funny... heartbreaking. The New Yorker
“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)
“Shocking, sad, funny, and alarming…Kay’s book is vital and timely.” The Scotsman (Edinburgh)
“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)
“Hilariously gruesome.” Sunday Times (London)

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Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Adam Kay

Author Bio: Adam Kay

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.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, Playaway
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 5.80
Audience: Adult
Language: English