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This Is Going to Hurt [TV Tie-in]

Secret Diaries of a Young Doctor

by Adam Kay

On Sale: 05/24/2022

Price: $16.99

This Is Going to Hurt [TV Tie-in]

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This Is Going to Hurt [TV Tie-in]

Secret Diaries of a Young Doctor

by Adam Kay

On Sale: 05/24/2022

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Price: $16.99

About the Book

Soon to be an AMC+ series starring Ben Whishaw

The acclaimed multimillion-copy bestseller, This Is Going to Hurt is Adam Kay’s equally "blisteringly funny" (Boston Globe) and “heartbreaking” (New Yorker) memoir of his years as a young doctor.

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.

Critical Praise

"Darkly funny. ... heartbreaking." — Sam Knight, The New Yorker

"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), “Humour Book of the Year”

“It's so hilarious. It's so irreverent, both about himself, the patients, the doctors in charge of him, that I think I laughed on every page.”  — Kristan Higgins, Entertainment Weekly

"Blisteringly funny." — Boston Globe

"So clinically funny and politically important that it should be given out on prescription." — The Guardian

"Brilliant. Five stars. Amazing." — Mark Haddon, bestselling author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

"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

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780063228481
  • ISBN 10: 0063228483
  • Imprint: Mariner Books
  • On Sale: 05/24/2022
  • Trimsize: 5.310 in (w) x 8.000 in (h) x 0.650 in (d)
  • Pages: 288
  • List Price: $16.99
  • BISAC1 : HUMOR / Topic / Business & Professional
  • BISAC2 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Medical
  • BISAC3 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs