Catch Your Breath

Catch Your Breath

The Secret Life of a Sleepless Anaesthetist

Ed Patrick

$9.99

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'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

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


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Ed Patrick:

Dr Ed Patrick is an anaesthetist and a comedian. He has performed across the UK, including at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and hosts the "Comedians' Surgery" podcast where he speaks to guests including Joe Lycett, Rose Matafeo and Reginald D Hunter about their health stories and experiences.

He also created and presented "Infectious Personalities" broadcasted on BBC Radio 2 where his guests include Charlie Brooker and Sindhu Vee. Ed has written and performed on BBC Radio 4, for shows "Now Wash Your Hands" and "Newsjack", and he has also written for the Guardian about the intersection between medicine and comedy.

edpatrickcomedy.com

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