This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Medical Resident (Hardcover)
I read a lot, and there are plenty of books that I like, but this is one of the relatively few that I absolutely love, and I 100% recommend the audiobook read by Adam Kay himself. This book is hard to listen to, but also un-put-downable. It ricochets from cringe-worthy embarrassment to tender sentimental moments to terror to triumph with whiplash-inducing speed, which is about as close as a reader can come to understanding what it's like to work in healthcare. Though the stakes are high and drama abounds, it's also one of the most deeply human books I've read, and one in which what isn't said resonates just as loudly as what is. —Caitlin— From Staff Favorites List
About the Author
Adam Kay is an award-winning comedian and writer for TV and film. He previously worked for many years as a junior doctor. His first book, This is Going to Hurt was an instant Sunday Times #1 bestseller and has sold 1.5 million copies worldwide. It has been translated into 33 languages and was Book of the Year at the UK National Book Awards. It will be a major new comedy-drama for the BBC. He lives in London.
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