Book deal for doctor and comedian Ed Patrick | Memoirs of an anaesthetist

Book deal for doctor and comedian Ed Patrick

Memoirs of an anaesthetist

Comedian Ed Patrick is to publish his medical memoirs.

Publishers Octopus will be hoping the stand-up’s book, due out on August 26, will emulate the success of Adam Kay’s hugely successful This Is Going Yo Hurt.

Catch Your Breath: The Secret Life Of A Sleepless Anaesthetist is described as a ‘gut-punch of a memoir by a doctor and comedian whose job is to keep people alive after putting them to sleep’.

As well as his live work, Patrick hosts the Comedians' Surgery podcast, while a pilot of his show Infectious Personalities aired as part of Radio 2’s Funny Fortnight last week.

In a statement to trade website The Bookseller, Patrick said: ‘I didn’t expect that being an anaesthetist in a pandemic would leave me outside my front door naked, or indeed that I’d be telling this story to readers. Nevertheless, I am excited to shed more light on this.’

And Romilly Morgan, editorial director of the new imprint Brazen, which will released the book,  added: ‘If James Herriot had been an anaesthetist, he would have written a book a lot like this.’

Published: 11 Jun 2021

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