Adam Kay

Adam Kay is a British author, comedian, and former doctor. He is best known for his book 'This is Going to Hurt', which is a collection of diary entries from his time as a junior doctor in the NHS.


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  1. 1. This Is Going To Hurt

    The book is a candid and humorous memoir based on the personal diaries of a former doctor, chronicling the trials and tribulations of life on the front lines of the NHS. It provides an eye-opening look at the reality of working in a hospital, capturing the high stakes, the grueling hours, and the emotional toll on medical staff. Through a series of anecdotes ranging from the hilarious to the heart-wrenching, the author paints a vivid picture of the pressures faced by healthcare professionals, while also highlighting the critical need for support and reform within the system. The narrative serves as both a tribute to those who toil in the medical field and a call to action for better treatment of the individuals who dedicate their lives to caring for others.

    The 10216th Greatest Book of All Time