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

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

by Adam Kay

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Overview

In the US edition of this international bestseller, 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316426725
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 12/03/2019
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 39,189
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Adam Kay is an award-winning comedian and writer for TV and film. He previously worked for many years as a junior doctor. His first 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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