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A laugh out loud compilation of stories that takes you to the edge of medicine and beyond It s difficult to describe this book The most striking feature is that it made me laugh out loud again and again As a doctor I get it The humor, sometimes black, sometimes surreal but always entertaining Liam goes to the edge and over and I know exactly what he means but would never have been able to describe it quite as he does The most surprising feature is the abundance of literary and mythological references Most of which went over my head as I am afraid I am not that well read but this did not detract from my enjoyment It only made me want to understand what the hell he was talking about I have a lot of reading to do it seems If Tommy Tiernan was a doctor I think this is what he would write Thank you Liam for this treasure trove of stories And for sharing your view of humanity I have been a fan of your columns for years but it is great to have such a comprehensive compilation to turn at will I look forward to the next installment. I couldn t get into the author s writing style and barely made it through the first few chapters. @Free Kindle ñ Are You the F**king Doctor? ⚩ I Love Liam And His Writing For Three Reasons One, He Tells It Fearlessly Like It Is, As He Is, And Not Under Some Sheepish Pseudonym Two, Just Because He Tells It Like It Is, Doesn T Mean It S True Like All Great Comic Writers, He Polishes A Grain Of Truth Until It S A Pearl Of Pleasure And Beautifully Crafted Debauchery That Still Smells True Three, Unless He S Been Lying To Me, Liam Is A Deeply Flawed Individual With A Heart Of Gold Whose Life Is Even Interesting Than The Stuff He Makes Up Dr Phil Hammond, Author Of Trust Me, I M A Doctor And Private Eye S MD Columnist A Unique Voice That Combines Insight, Humour, And An Often Surreal Style Richard Smith, BMJ Editor In Chief Razor Sharp Wit And Allure His Personal Account Of His Addiction Is One Of The Most Compelling I Have Ever Read Chris Smith, The Naked Scientist General Practice Is The Great Unknown We Stand On The Cusp Of The BeyondScience Takes Us Only So Far, Then The Maps Stop In The Grey Areas Of Intuition, Imagination And Feelings Here Be Dragons Lurching From Heart Breaking Tragedy To High Farce, We Are The Renaissance Men And Women Of Medicine Our Art Is Intangible Anything Can Walk Through Our Door Family Doctor, Irishman, Musician, Award Winning Author, Anarchist And Recovering Morphine Addict, Liam Became A Columnist For The BMJ In He Went On To Write For Many Major Publications, Winning A Series Of Prestigious Awards In , He Was The First Doctor To Win Columnist Of The Year In The Periodical Publishers Association AwardsThe Book Contains A Selection Of Liam S Best Work, From His Columns, Blogs And Short StoriesBrilliantly Funny, Glittering With Literary Allusion And Darkly Wicked Humour, This Book Is Much Than A Collection Of Stand Alone Anecdotes And Whimsical Reflections, Rather A Compelling Chronicle Of The Daily Struggles And Personal Costs Of A Doctor At The CoalfaceDr Liam Farrell Was A Family Doctor On The Irish Border And Is An Award Winning Writer And Seasoned Broadcaster He Was A Columnist For The British Medical Journal For Years And Currently Writes For GP, The Leading Publication For General Practitioners In The UK He Has Also Been A Columnist For The Lancet, The Journal Of General Practice, The Belfast Telegraph And The Irish News He Wrote The Entry On Sex For The Oxford Companion To The Body On Twitter He Curates Irishmed, A Weekly Global Tweetchat On All Medical Issues I love a good medical memoir but found this one desperately dull my fault for not having registered it was just a collection of very repetitive columns. What did I love about this book Well there is the fact that I have a keen interest in medical memoirs as an almost nurse and ex midwife, but what makes this such an exceptional read is it s accessibility It s not aimed at those with any kind of medical background , you can enjoy this on any level as it is pure gold story telling at it s best.Liam s voice comes through loud and clear the first part where he talks about injecting morphine may seem like an odd place to start a memoir collection of writings BUT I think it is because once that was out of the way, he gets on to the stuff he really wants to focus on Sort of here it is, now that s been dealt with , let s move on and not linger He does not want the focus to be on this and as I am typing I realise that I am now making it one so moving on The experiences, anecdotes and musings are brilliantly sketched In short pieces he manages to conjure an image of himself as a person not defined by his role it is an aspect of what he does and puts him into contact with the people that he is keen to talk about as well as the situations he ends up in.His family stories are FABULOUS, I laughed loud and often at the tales of his Auntz and totally agree there is a need to instal Wiis in every nursing home It is a grand idea This is a book for the senses all are engaged in vivid detail as the frailties and mysteries of the human body in all its guises are laid bare for the reader You learn about the medical profession from the view of the insider but he completely puts his own spin on what he thinks without his pieces becoming polemics.It s about love and life and death, all of the pitstops along the way and the laugh out loud moments that you just know will become conversation owners I ,for one,am never going to forget Joe and his hydrocele which he d named Norm.Rich in tone and tale, this is a treasury of moving, comedic and philosophical observations and life lessons learned whilst practicing the art of medicine and we are so much better off for reading it.To conclude, please buy the f ing book Dr Liam Farrell, a family physician from Northern Ireland, has written a brilliant and witty book describing his life in medicine The book is comprised of two parts The first is a moving and harrowing description of Dr Farrell s struggle with morphine addiction Comprised of one chapter, it describes his anticipation of an injection in passages that are poignant, riveting, and intensely human The second and greater part of the book is a compilation of short columns he wrote for the British Medical Journal Dated across the many decades of his career, they are organized into thematic chapters such as Christmas and New Year, The NHS , and House Calls The BMJ articles sparkle with Dr Farrell s wit Screamingly funny satire and sarcasm are dazzlingly showcased What I found the most delightful was the sheer literacy of it the BMJ columns are peppered throughout with clever literary allusions, often hilariously contrasted with the prosaic setting of a family practice For example A chubby chap, like Oliver Hardy without the sense of humour , he was a firm subscriber to Dylan Thomas s philosophy Do not go gentle into that good night Rage, rage against the dying of the light, but decided to so subscribe at an inappropriately early age Many of the columns affectionately mock an everyman patient Joe, whose hypochondriasis is equalled only by his undignified complaints involving his nether regions Some pieces are laugh out loud whimsy, as in the chapter in which famous mythical figures come to his surgery I was in stitches when Achilles, trailed by a Greek chorus, comes in with his mighty thews and an ankle injury Others describe true to life topics, such as an award winning description of an attempt to smuggle a gunshot victim over the border during the Irish Troubles Throughout it all, Dr Farrell s literary voice compels alternately soaring, self deprecating, scalding, and satirical Despite its humour, something noble emerges from this book The reader is highly amused, but also changed we are gifted with a rare glimpse into a life spent striving to confront the challenges of front line medicine What emerges is a vision of a true career a lifetime spent in committed service My only wish for this book would be for it show even of Dr Farrell s impressive range The first chapter on his drug addiction underscored how he can explore the depths of desperate and dark subjects As a physician, he no doubt encountered tragic cases of trauma and serious illness perhaps because these topics do not lend themselves to the BMJ column format, they are rarely developed in that part of the book I am looking forward to future writings from this gifted writer in which the full scope of his prodigious talent can be expressed, including treatments of serious material Perhaps we can look forward to a novel one day Any GP who s been in practice a while will have encountered an endless array of quirky patients and extraordinary stories a few GPs are even quite good at rendering them in written form But there is only ever going to be one Dr Liam Farrell a brilliant and unique talent I used to turn straight to his column back in the days when GP Magazine came in a print edition he would often make me cry with laughter stop me in my tracks with an arresting thought or image and I would frequently be clutching at the coat tails of his racing, jinxing imagination, his sentences cavorting in a breathtaking whirl of surreal, magical mischief Time and again, in just a few hundred words, he would transport me, body and soul, to his rural Irish general practice, its patients and their culture vividly real to me none so than his inimitable heartsink Joe This book, then, was an absolute joy, anthologising the very best of Farrell s work both from GP Magazine, and also from his BMJ columns, plus a few other gems besides It should carry a health warning I found it addictive, and greedily consumed it in a matter of a few days, lost in admiration and fond nostalgia for the cynical yet caring leather jacketed family doctor who used to be depicted alongside his GP Magazine columns back in the day Farrell made a trade mark of revealing himself to be every bit as flawed as the rest of humankind, so expect earthy, bawdy humour in equal measure to his lightly worn literary sensibility You can also expect a typically honest and raw opening in which Farrell portrays on his own struggle with addiction, which sets the scene for the maverick, empathic doctor we gradually come to know and love as the pages turn I guarantee you will be moved, amused, engaged, and entertained Your very heart will be warmed And probably, like me, you will read the final pages with a sense of sadness that this amazing doctor has now retired His patients will be missing him sorely, I am sure Thankfully, he is captured and preserved here on the printed page I will re visit him often. Are You The Fxxking Doctor is a collection of articles written by Dr Liam Farrell, a highly regarded medical author, and retired GP from County Armagh, Northern Ireland.I started reading the book expecting something very different from what was written in the first chapter Instead of laugh out loud anecdotes about the trials and tribulations of being a General Practioner I was actually met with a very dark, graphic and brutally honest depiction of drug addiction What was most shocking was that the addiction was actually Dr Farrell s own The rest of the book is about the career of a GP, split into small chapters which are easy to pick up and not particularly in any order I particularly enjoyed Chapter Fifteen which is entitled Medical Maxims or known on Twitter as TipsForNewDocs I enjoyed this topic and know I will reread again frequently This is the type of book you can return to and you will always read something different which completely passed you by previously.The writing is extremely clever, insightful and full of dry wit This obviously helped enormously when faced with some rather bizarre situations throughout his career An example of this was when Dr.Farrell visited a very old, sick friend and patient in his final hours He arrived to find a full scale wake taking place amongst the Irish neighboursdespite the old gentleman still being alive You ll have to read the book yourself to discover the doctor s priceless reaction As an ex NHS administrator myself I understood many of Dr Farrell s frustrations I recognised the patients who expected a doctor to be able to cure anything magically with a prescription for antibiotics and the never ending complaints about bodily functions I did find some of the medical terminology difficult to understand but feel that a student nurse or doctor would enjoy the book to its full potential.Only a person with a massive sense of humour and a huge heart could do this job, and Are You The Fuxxking Doctor illustrates this to perfection. Full review to follow for the blog tour later this week Maybe others find this hilarious, I found it shit really Far from being an insight into what a GP s work is like, the book is a collection of article Farrell wrote and it s either utter purple prose fiction, drowning in look at me I m smart intellectual references, or utterly boring a lady brings in her husband s stool sample end of article Eventually I started skimming and clawed my way to the finish.