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A gut punch of a memoir by a doctor - and comedian - whose job is to keep people alive by putting them to sleep.

Ed Patrick is an anaesthetist.

Strong drugs for his patients, strong coffee for him. But it's not just sleep-giving for this anaesthetist, as he navigates emergencies, patients not breathing for themselves and living with a terrifying sense of responsibility. It's enough to leave anyone feeling numb.

But don't worry, there's plenty of laughing gas to be had.

©2021 Ed Patrick (P)2021 Octopus Publishing Group

Critic Reviews

"It's funny, touching and gobsmacking in equal measure. At its heart is a breathtaking account of life on the COVID frontline." (Jay Rayner)

"Ed's journey is funny, sad, harrowing, hilarious.... I STRONGLY URGE YOU TO READ THIS." (Colin Mochrie)

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  • Katherine McIlroy Speed
  • 26-10-2021

Hilarious and heart breaking

Literally giggling at the gym. I knew the story telling would be good because I love Ed Patrick’s stand up comedy, but the book has legit blown me away. Such a fascinating period of time told through a very human first hand view point.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 22-01-2022

Brilliant, honest and funny!

Very funny and honest book. I have binged the whole thing whilst driving to work!
..and thanks for the mention of us ODP’s we are the invisible ninjas of theatres who rarely get a mention.

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  • Darren Britnell
  • 06-01-2022

Loved it!!

This made me laugh many times!! I highly recommend!! I think Ed Patrick should write a follow up

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  • JGibbs
  • 17-09-2021

I really enjoyed this!!!

A great insight into the life of a junior doctor. Especially liked the poignant yet almost defiantly humorous perspective of the front line in such challenging times. Really worth a listen!

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  • Rebecca Price
  • 13-09-2021

brilliant, honest and important

love the pace, the story and the reflection on medicine and the pandemic - so often people don't think of doctors as people: so this touchingly candid account of Eds route in medicine and finding his niche and experiencing a once in a lifetime crisis like covid 19 is a must read for anyone who has ever wondered what its like to walk a mile in doctors (probably bodily fluid stained) shoes

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