Catch Your Breath

Patrick, Ed

£16.99

Ed is an anaesthetist and the irony is not lost, giving patients something he’s found in short supply – sleep. Strong drugs for his patients, strong coffee for him. It’s not just sleep-giving for this anaesthetic doctor 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. Hilariously funny, moving and truly insightful, ‘Catch Your Breath’ follows Ed’s journey from bewildered medical student in Aberdeen to unflinching anaesthetist on the NHS frontline. A dose of insight into life on the hospital wards during the pandemic, while injecting hope that we will all get through this. There’s plenty of laughing gas to be had.

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‘Ed’s journey is funny, sad, harrowing, hilarious… I STRONGLY URGE YOU TO READ THIS.’ – Colin Mochrie

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.

‘Very funny, very timely, scary in places. Ed writes with wit, insight, surprise and pathos. He is cutting his teeth in anaesthetics, taking people as close to death as you can take them, and then trying to wake them up again. And makes it funny. A joy to read.’ – Phil Hammond

Additional information

Weight 480 g
Dimensions 238 × 156 × 28 mm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

288

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

617.96092 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K