“In Stitches” by Dr. Anthony Youn is an award-winning, best-selling memoir about medical school. Rated a ‘must-read’ for anyone interested in medicine. In Stitches has been chosen as a Michigan Notable Book! Publisher’s Weekly: In his first book Youn looks back from the cushy perspective of the plastic . Scrubs meets David Sedaris in this hilarious fish-out-of- water memoir about a young Korean-American nerd turned renowned plastic surgeon. Tony Youn grew .

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As Youn moves through specialty rotations, agonizing over what to select, his father urges him to make the right choice: First time out, I decided to shoot for the stars.

If that’s what you really want, it’s okay. Jul 24, Amy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jul 29, Irwin marked it as to-read.

The in between lines were how Asians were treated or ignoredhow the dynamics of Asian vs. He relates his experiences about being on call for days and how frazzled he was, and ultimately, he shares just what it was that made him decide to go into the field of plastic surgery. I’m not much of a memoir person, but I found this book engaging and fun ln read.

Reviews for In Stitches

With the help of his more smooth and suave friends, Anthony finally finds himself at peace within a very successful relationship. Jun 21, Erino rated it it was ok. Too tall and too thin, he wore thick Coke-bottle glasses, braces, Hannibal Lecter headgear, and had a protruding jaw that one day began to grow, expanding to an unthinkable, monstrous size.

Reviews for In Stitches. And while Youn clarifies that he has become a doctorspecifically stitchds plastic surgeonbecause he wants to ” fix people “, it is no surprise that he has become the ” anthoby surgeon to the stars “, nipping and tucking his way into American living rooms via numerous television appearances. Also, we never find out what his brother does instead of medicine, or what happened to the kid attacked by the raccoon.

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I learned some things about Med School, too. You will not regret reading this one. The first few chapters really put me off because they were about his desires to share a bed with a woman I am well aware there’s a word for that–I just don’t want to use it.

His portrayal of his childhood–as a nerdy, ethnically self-conscious boy trying to fit in while juggling his parents’ expectations–is both funny and touching.

In Stitches: A Memoir

Apr 21, Bee rated it it was amazing. If I were the ghostwriter, I would have focused on Youn’s childhood, skipped ahead through most of the sexual angst, and then continued the story on into residency and maybe the first year or so of private practice. As I read through my advance youm, I could feel my emotions changing with those of Dr.

No wonder he’s so well-known. I am really proud of it. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I am a plastic goun and anti-aging expert. I was really impressed that his path to becoming a plastic surgeon was built upon his own triumph of having surgery to correct his jaw which did not stop growing and caused a massive underbite.

Reviews for In Stitches – Anthony Youn, MD, FACS

Oct 22, DW rated it really liked it Shelves: In summary, the main character is a first generation immigrant from Korea. Inn by Anthony Youn. He shares an In this memoir, Dr. Periodically, I receive unsolicited requests by publishers and media agencies to review books here on Digital Doorway. It was not enjoyable. It put me off through the initial pages, due to the obvious display of sexual desires of all the medical students, but the book and the author anthon through it.

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Humorous and energetic, the author takes us along with him in medical school on his way to becoming a surgeon. Anthony Youn takes the reader on a quick tour of his childhood years and then delves into the study-filled days and nights of life as a medical student. I felt that this section of the book was much more interesting and absorbing, and really felt that if the whole book had been written in kn vein, it would have been a more successful read stithes me.


I had no idea he was on so many television programs, but now that I know his name and looked at a few You Tube videos, I am going to start checking out this personable physician. The book goes from his birth, through middle school, college, and med school, internships. Youn makes it explicit that his Asian background and cultural heritage account largely for his feelings of being an outsider in a majority caucasian world. There were missed opportunities to explore how a plastic surgeon feels about appearance and whether that gets distorted over the course of his training and career.

I am waiting to read it.

Qnthony book is not what you expect from a modern plastic surgeon. After high school graduation, while other seniors partied at the beach or explored Europe, Youn lay strapped in an oral surgeon’s chair where he underwent a life-changing jaw reconstruction. Our hands serve us as extensions of our minds and our hearts An overweight African-American boy. My fellow plastic surgeon Anthony Youn, M.

But it was a long road to success, and In Stitches recounts Dr. There are parts of this story that are memorable. I highly recommend it! He becomes a man, mature and confident with himself.

This was a rather strange read for me. It is also a funny and easy read. Although I’ve described this book as illustrating the journey to becoming a doctor, it’s much more than that. Wednesday, November 02, In Stitches: Too tall and too thin, he wore thick Coke-bottle glasses, braces, Hannibal Lecter headgear, and had a protruding jaw that one day began to grow, expanding to an unthinkable, monstrous size.

I think, ultimately, In Stitches represents real life.

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