This book is a mixture of lighthearted, funny and serious diary entries showing the trials and tribulations of being a doctor and working through the different levels of the NHS. The final diary entry being quite hard hitting and raw. It is a great insight into the work life balance of people working in health care and I’m sure many people will have found the book relatable. There was a point where it was mentioned that everyone is connected to someone who works for the NHS, whether it is a family member or a friend, and in my case this is true.
I read this book using both the kindle version and the audible version. I’m someone who cannot read when on the move and to aid me in my reading goal for the year I listened to this book whilst walking and whilst on the train. The book is narrated by the author which gives it even more of a personal touch.
A favourite quote from the book
The quote I’ve highlighted from this book showcases the fact it is written by a normal person and it made me smile.
At the end of the meal, the waiter brings over a pair of heart-shaped sweets in a beautiful carved wooden box. I eat mine whole. Turns out it was actually a candle.Page 203
What I’m reading next
The next book I’m reading is Slay In Your Lane by Yomi Adegoke & Elizabeth Uviebinené. This was gifted to me as a leaving present so I know its going to be a good one!
Until next time, Susan.