This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay (Review)

This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay is probably one of the most talked about book of 2019. Having always been a fan of non-fiction books written by those in the healthcare industry, specifically the medical profession, I was very excited to read it but I was open to being disapproving. And I don't think that's a bad thing!
This book has started a string of different healthcare professionals writing their own and I love it. I think it makes the professionals seem more human and it also shares insights into their jobs. I like that it's written as a diary although whether the dates are accurate wouldn't matter. It's the short eye catching and simply ridiculous stories that keeps the reader engaged throughout. 

I can't lie, I absolutely love the book. I think it's hilarious, I think it's good humour, I think it's fitting. While I don't agree with the way he talked about all patients or staff members, nor all his actions - yes I'm talking about the erection - I think being in the medical profession, you have to have a good sense of humour and also to be able to see light in the darkness. Without that you'll be lost to a depression that would destroy. There's a lesson to this book and it's an important one. 

If you're one of the handful of people who haven't read it yet, here's just a handful of my favourite stories. I'm dying. 

Possibly my favourite page from the book though is this one. Even reading it back now, I'm laughing hysterically.
I never got around to watching Adam Kay perform live unfortunately but I did hear that is mainly him just reading the book...or at least telling the same stories. I am very excited for the sequel which is coming out soon but also the TV series! It sounds amazing and I am literally giddy thinking about it. I will definitely be watching them all.

I literally read this book in less than 24 hours. I couldn't put it down. It was the perfect, easy going and addictive read I needed.

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