“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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T This one is about a now famous plastic surgeon. Trivia About In Stitches. This was so ni He becomes a man, mature and confident with himself. Offering a window into a side of medicine that most people never see, Youn shares his bumpy journey from a shy, skinny, awkward nerd into a renowned and successful plastic surgeon.

Here are the tales that I had been waiting for. Gallery Books Publication Date: It’s a hilarious journey from nerdy outsider to celebrity plastic surgeon with interesting cultural perspectives the author is Korean American and grew up in rural Michigan with a “Tiger Father”.

Jan 29, CarolineFromConcord rated it really liked it. Unfortunately, Youn spends dozens of pages reminiscing over his sexual failures and inadequacies in the world of dating and women, and we are treated to multiple stories of the exploitsor lack thereofof Youn and his adolescent and college-aged friends. Every obstacle that he faces — with being a teenage geek, with girls, with grueling med school experiences and half-crazy medical aanthony — he describes with humor and even laugh-out-loud punch lines.


Youn recounts his own experience with a major jaw surgery and his own journey in med school to “discovering” plastic surgery.

In Stitches by Dr. Anthony Youn – humorous med school memoir

I, want, to, get, laid ” p56 I also found the descriptions of his stint in Beverly Hills plastic surgery ln His roommates tutor him in matters of love and lust. Now, Youn is the media’s go-to plastic surgeon. Are there any other medical books that make you laugh and cry?

Thanks for telling us about the problem. This was a rather strange read for me. Despite his father forcing Tony into a medical career, he wants what his son to be happy. This book is not what you expect from a modern plastic surgeon.

After reading about his later experiences in med stittches, this is not far off. In Stitches also provides a glimpse into the rather insane world of the med student and how they survive the grueling process–the fact that this book is also laugh-out-loud funny is just a great bonus.

Liked it so much I’ve bought it for others. And yet, some very emotionally charged experiences that are anything but funny.

I have read lots of so-called humor books that lack substance; the writer tried too hard to be funny. This reason, among others, is why I really loved this book.


In return for my services, I receive a copyor several copiesof said tome, and the satisfaction of thinkingand writinglike a critic. The expectations, because his father was a GYN, were set high for the Youn’s siblings and he writes about how it was not just growing up in a Korean family but also about growing up in America as an Asian.

This is what he wrote, “Doctors need to be detached, right? After graduating high houn at the top of his class, Anthony decides to go on to medical school at the urgings of his father. His parents are Korean and his doctor father pushes and pushes and pushes Youn to become a surgeon. As Youn starts doing rotations and stops chasing women, the book is actually interesting.

In Stitches: A Memoir

And he discovers that he likes the relatively immediate results of this kind of work. 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.

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