Book Review – This is Going to Hurt

With a strong mix of reality, sarcasm, and medicine, “This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor” by Adam Kay is the story of a British doctor during his medical training and practice.

Every time I started a chapter I couldn’t put it down and had to stop myself from going on to the next one. Full of jokes and hilarious situations, it runs very smooth, until the last chapter where the fun turns to an unexpected tragedy, bringing up so many of my personal experiences (not as a doctor but as a caregiver) that I almost broke down. I will never understand how doctors can withstand the psychological weight of their work and keep on going. But they do and they deserve much much more than what they are given.

Great book, great read. Find it on your favorite store/library.