This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor

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Picador, 2018 - Biography & Autobiography - 279 pages
"97-hour weeks. Life and death decisions. A constant tsunami of bodily fluids. And the hospital parking meter earns more than you. Welcome to the life of a junior doctor. Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, Adam Kay's diaries provide a no-holds-barred account of his time as a medic on the front line. Hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking, this everything you wanted to know, and more than a few things you didn't, about about life on and off the hospital ward."--Page 4 de la couverture

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User Review  - IonaS - LibraryThing

This book comprises excerpts from the diary of a former doctor. It has apparently been Book of the Year, whichever year that was, presumably the year it was published. I found it to be exceedingly ... Read full review

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User Review  - arewenotben - LibraryThing

Riveting and frequently very funny, there's definitely a certain gallows humour that must be required to be a doctor. Definitely an enhanced respect for Junior Doctors after reading this, completely insane working conditions. Probably not recommended reading if you're an expectant mother. Read full review

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About the author (2018)

Adam Kay is an award-winning comedian and author of the multi-million-copy bestseller This is Going to Hurt and the festive diaries Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas. He previously worked as a junior doctor, which is hopefully clear by now. He lives in Oxfordshire.

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