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This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor: TV Tie-In

by Adam Kay

Paperback $19.99

$19.99

This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor: TV Tie-In

by Adam Kay

Paperback $19.99

$19.99

$19.99

Now A Major BBC Series Starring Ben Whishaw.

The multi-million copy bestseller and Book of the Year at The National Book Awards.

‘Painfully funny. The pain and the funniness somehow add up to something entirely good, entirely noble and entirely loveable.' - Stephen Fry


Welcome to the life of a junior doctor: 97-hour weeks, life and death decisions, a constant tsunami of bodily fluids, and the hospital parking meter earns more than you.

Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, Adam Kay's This is Going to Hurt provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the NHS front line. Hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking, this diary is everything you wanted to know – and more than a few things you didn't – about life on and off the hospital ward.

Sunday Times Number One Bestseller for over eight months and winner of a record FOUR National Book Awards: Book of the Year, Non-Fiction Book of the Year, New Writer of the Year and Zoe Ball Book Club Book of the Year.

This edition includes extra diary entries and an afterword by the author.

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781529062335
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pub Date: 08/03/2022
  • Category: Biography & True Stories / Autobiography: science, technology & medicine
    Biography & True Stories / Memoirs
    Biography & True Stories / Diaries, letters & journals
    Medicine / Medical profession
  • Imprint: Picador
  • Pages: 304
  • Price: $19.99

Now A Major BBC Series Starring Ben Whishaw.

The multi-million copy bestseller and Book of the Year at The National Book Awards.

‘Painfully funny. The pain and the funniness somehow add up to something entirely good, entirely noble and entirely loveable.' - Stephen Fry


Welcome to the life of a junior doctor: 97-hour weeks, life and death decisions, a constant tsunami of bodily fluids, and the hospital parking meter earns more than you.

Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, Adam Kay's This is Going to Hurt provides a no-holds-barred account of his time on the NHS front line. Hilarious, horrifying and heartbreaking, this diary is everything you wanted to know – and more than a few things you didn't – about life on and off the hospital ward.

Sunday Times Number One Bestseller for over eight months and winner of a record FOUR National Book Awards: Book of the Year, Non-Fiction Book of the Year, New Writer of the Year and Zoe Ball Book Club Book of the Year.

This edition includes extra diary entries and an afterword by the author.

Author Information

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

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