Now 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) secret diaries 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.
About the Author
Adam Kay is an award-winning comedian and writer for TV and film. He previously worked for many years as a doctor. His first book, This Is Going to Hurt, spent more than a year at #1 on the Sunday Times bestseller list and has sold 2.5 million copies worldwide. It will be a major new comedy-drama for AMC (BBC in UK), for which Kay is the creator, writer, and executive producer. He lives in Oxfordshire, England.
"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