THIS IS GOING TO HURT
Hilarious, brutally honest and tragic portrayal of life as a trainee hospital doctor
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BY ADAM KAY
Everybody's talking about this one.
With the 70th year anniversary of the NHS and the author, Adam Kay, currently on tour with a comedy one-man show, it seemed an opportune moment to read this hilarious and crushing tale - warts and all. Kay's narrative is based on his own reflective diary entries of life as a junior doctor on the "obs and gynae" ward.
Many of us, have our own gob-stopping hospital experiences, but to hear how precarious it really is directly from the mouth of a doctor with such honesty and blunt humour takes your breath away as well as shameless laugh out loud moments. If we didn't already, we all came away admiring the unquestioning commitment of doctors and all NHS staff. The book gave us lots to talk about, not least because in the end the NHS has lost out on a totally committed and excellent doctor.
Den's health and safety warning for parents to be - give this one a wide birth.
As well as the tour, this award winning book is also being made into a comedy series for the BBC.
Definitely a Book Of the Moment!
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