Adam Kay

Talking about his memoir of life as a junior doctor

Meet Adam Kay and the funniest book ever written about the NHS – This is Going to Hurt. Few memoirs have inspired so many snorts of laughter, spiked with an aftertaste of pathos. Do not miss this chance to hear Adam’s first-hand account of life as a junior doctor in all its joy, pain, sacrifice, hilarity, horror and maddening bureaucracy.

You will learn more than you ever wanted to about some horrific injuries (look away from page 19 if you’re squeamish) and feel even more impassioned about the everyday heroism of NHS staff. As well as this book, Adam turned his experiences into a sell-out Edinburgh Festival show, which met with rave reviews.

‘Laugh-out-loud funny and heartbreakingly sad. I’d prescribe this book to anyone and everyone – it’s wonderful’ Jonathan Ross

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

Author event

Thu 5th Oct 2017
7.30pm£10 (ticket only)
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