Adam Kay

Book Shambles

Adam Kay’s first book in 2017, This is Going to Hurt, was the bestselling non-fiction title of the decade in the UK and now he’s edited an anthology of stories titled Dear NHS: 100 Stories to Say Thank You. He joins Robin and Josie to talk about the book, the incredible NHS compared to US healthcare, COVID, why children aren’t learning enough about the body in education and the issues with having a famous patient.

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Reading List

Books recommended this week include:

Dear NHS edited by Adam Kay

This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay

Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas by Adam Kay

Kay’s Anatomy: A Complete (and Completely Disgusting) Guide to the Human Body by Adam Kay

The work of John Callahan

Brown Baby by Nikesh Shukla

The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle

The Changeling by Victor LaValle

The Mist by Stephen King

The End of Everything by Katie Mack

I Think You’ll Find It’s a Bit More Complicated Than That by Ben Goldacre

I Contain Multitudes by Ed Yong

The Body Book by Claire Rayner

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