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Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781398700390

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THIS IS GOING TO HURT was the bestselling non-fiction book of the century – a frank, funny and furious look at the brutal realities of life in the NHS.

But it was only part of Adam Kay’s story.

With his stethoscope now hung up, Adam shares more suture-splitting anecdotes from both on and off the wards. From the hilarious to the profoundly moving, from the first days of medical school to life after the NHS, UNDOCTORED is an astonishing portrait of an extraordinary life, from one of Britain’s finest – and funniest – storytellers.


Piercingly funny... breathtakingly sad.
Tanya Gold, Daily Telegraph
I don't think anyone has made me laugh so much about the human body as Adam Kay, while simultaneously bestowing the gift of impotent rage at the state of the NHS
Reverend Richard Coles
Spectacularly brilliant
Cathy Rentzenbrink
A gaspingly honest, hilarious and heartbreaking book from one of Britain's funniest writers
Grace Dent
Every bit as funny as the first one, every bit as powerful, surprising and unflinching
David Whitehouse
Extraordinary... super-readable, funny and disturbing.
Fantastic. Everything you could want in a book.
Liz Jones's Diary Podcast
Hilarious... such is (Adam Kay's) craft and candour that you find yourself simultaneously guffawing and welling up.
Mail on Sunday
Richly comic. Kay's writing is a constant pleasure.
Daily Express
Extraordinary... combining laugh-out-loud material with serious questions. - The Sunday Times
A funny, truthful and fascinating memoir.
The reason Adam Kay sells millions of books is not because he used to be a doctor, it's because he writes so well. Undoctored is another triumph; funny and moving and thoughtful.
Dr Phil Hammond
Very funny, very moving - Adam Kay has done it again, the talented c***. PS sorry for swearing in this quote
Charlie Brooker
Adam Kay is at the top of his game here. Even his footnotes are funnier than most comedians' best gags. But there is darkness here, too, and he handles it so well I had to lay the book aside until my heart was ready for the rest.
Ian Rankin
Brilliant - even better than This is Going to Hurt
Jacqueline Wilson
Equally frank and funny as its predecessor.
The anecdotes are hilarious, the personal life fascinating, the insights into our health service compelling.
Daily Mail
Thank you, Adam Kay [...] for your courage, candour, wit (and filth, of course) in your brilliant new memoir. Undoctored really is fantastic.
Rachel Clarke, author of Dear Life