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This is Going to Hurt

by Adam Key


  • This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor is a nonfiction book by the British comedy writer, Adam Key

  • It is a collection of diary entries written by Kay during his medical training from 2004 to 2010.

My opinion:

  • Reading this book, you'll laugh and you'll cry as well.

  • The book is humorous, but I didn't expect the ending to be... well I won't spoil it, but the book gets "real".

  • Reading this book, I found out that we don't appreciate doctors, nurses and others enough. They deserve our gratitude. 

Favorite quote:

“I’ve not sat down for twelve hours, let alone rested my eyes, my dinner’s sitting uneaten in my locker and I’ve just called a midwife ‘Mum’ by accident.”
Adam Key

Key takeaways:

  • Next time you / I go the hospital, ask a nurse or a doctor "Hey, how's your day been today?" with a smile on your face. The shit that they're going through is brutal, and showing appreciation is the least that we can do.

My Rating:

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