In Stitches



In Stitches Tony Youn grew up up one of two Asian American kids in a small town of near wall to wall whiteness 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 Pinocchio like, protruding to an unthinkable, monstrous size After high school graduation, while other seniors partied at the shore or explored Europe, Youn lay strapped in an oral surgeon s chair as he broke his jaw, then reset it and wired it shut for six weeks Ironically, it was this brutal makeover that led him to his life s calling and the four years of angst, flubs, triumphs, non stop studying and intermittant heavy drinking that eventually earned him an M.D Thanks to a small circle of close friends and an obsessive drive to overachieve , Youn transformed from a shy, skinny, awkward nerd with no confidence and no clue into a renowned and successful plastic surgeon. In Stitches is a heartfelt, candid, and laugh out loud memoir of one man s bumpy road to becoming a doctor and learning to be confortable in his own skin. Download In Stitches By Anthony Youn – therehabboutique.co.uk

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  • Paperback
  • 288 pages
  • In Stitches
  • Anthony Youn
  • English
  • 21 February 2018
  • 1451649762

15 thoughts on “In Stitches

  1. Smithbmd Smith says:

    Fantastic One of the only books that I ve ever read that captures both the humor and heart of medicine This is also muchthan a book about med school It s a hilarious journey from nerdy outsider to celebrity plastic surgeon with interesting cultural perspectives the author is Korean American an...

  2. Vy says:

    In this memoir, Dr Youn takes us from his childhood, growing up as the son of an OB GYN and a member of the only Asian family in a small Michigan town, to his decision to become a plastic surgeon The narrative ends on Match Day, when we learn where he ll go do his residency.There are parts of this story that are memorable 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 He shares an In this memoir, Dr Youn takes us from his childhood, growing up as the son of an OB GYN and a member of the only Asian family in a small Michigan town, to his decision to become a plastic surgeon The narrative ends on Match Day, when we learn where he ll go do his residency.There are parts of this story that are memorable 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 He shares an important insight about his family dynamics when we learn how his brother s academic performance ramped up pressure for him Dr Youn tells us early on about how he himself had undergone a surgery which chan...

  3. Kara says:

    The vast majority of this book is awful It s less about Youn becoming a doctor andabout him desperately chasing women I thought that because we re both Asian, because I currently live in Michigan, and because I work in healthcare, this book would be right up my alley It was not Youn, for most of the book, is just an unlikeable guy I know this is kind of his coming of age story he makes mistakes, he learns from them, he grows up But he s kind of an immature brat Another reviewer des The vast majority of this book is awful It s less about Youn becoming a doctor andabout him desperately chasing women I thought that because we re both Asian, because I currently live in Michigan, and because I work in healthcare, this book would be right up my alley It was not Youn, for most of the book, is just an unlikeable guy I know this is kind of his coming of age story he makes mistakes, he learns from them, he grows up But he s kind of an immature brat Another reviewer described his ...

  4. Tim Chamberlain says:

    A funny and touching memoir that puts doctors in a new light.In a story that opens up the world of the med school student, Anthony Youn also delivers the story of his personal journey in ways that are both heartfelt and hilarious.In Stitches is the story of Youn also known as Tony and how he became a successful plastic surgeon He is driven by his strict, over achieving Korean father to become a doctor, and not just any doctor Tony should become a surgeon His father s belittling of other med A funny and touching memoir that puts doctors in a new light.In a story that opens up the world of the med school student, Anthony Youn also delivers the story of his personal journey in ways that are both heartfelt and hilarious.In Stitches is the story of Youn also known as Tony and how he became a successful plastic surgeon He is driven by his strict, over achieving Korean father to become a doctor, and not just any doctor Tony should become a surgeon His father s belittling of other medical fields Pediatrics No Little kids, little dollah is absolutely hilarious as long as you re not on the receiving end You get the complete story of the difficult journey to becoming a doctor, and you may honestly wonder between laughs how anyone actually finishes.A major theme of Tony s life up until med school is his haplessness with women and his inability to really do much about it There are several hilarious date stories the f...

  5. Karen Ng says:

    I love funny and heart warming memoirs, and this one is one of, if not the best I m glad I didn t know Dr Tony Youn is so well known, otherwise I would have missed out on this little gem of a book, due to the fact that I usually avoid books written by Hollywood celebrities and the like.Youn, a Korean American raised by very old fashioned and stern Asian parents, recounted his childhood experiences up to and included his 4 years of medical school His father, an OB gynecologist, decided that To I love funny and heart warming memoirs, and this one is one of, if not the best I m glad I didn t know Dr Tony Youn is so well known, otherwise I would have missed out on this little gem of a book, due to the fact that I usually avoid books written by Hollywood celebrities and the like.Youn, a Korean American raised by very old fashioned and stern Asian parents, recounted his childhood experiences up to and included his 4 years of medical school His father, an OB gynecologist, decided that Tony was going to be a surgeon right after he was bornand constantly reminded Tony of that Family Practice Work all day, all night, weekend, make no money Go broke Surgery only thing Psychiatry No Too many crazy people Pediatrics No Little Kids, little dollah Surgery One proceejah, two thousand dollah Without doubt, Youn knew he was going to grow up becoming a...

  6. CarolineFromConcord says:

    This is the memoir of a young plastic surgeon that people may know from the Rachael Ray Show A friend said she loved the book, so although a medical memoir written with a ghost writer is not the sort of thing I would have picked up on my own, I decided to try it Very interesting.The doctor in question has a self deprecating sense of humor, faces some big challenges, and demonstrates a level of kindness that you hope for in any doctor.Anthony Youn grew up grew up in a tiny Michigan town, where This is the memoir of a young plastic surgeon that people may know from the Rachael Ray Show A friend said she loved the book, so although a medical memoir written with a ghost writer is not the sort of thing I would have picked up on my own, I decided to try it Very interesting.The doctor in question has a self deprecating sense of humor, faces some big challenges, and demonstrates a level of kindness that you hope for in any doctor.Anthony Youn grew up grew up in a tiny Michigan town, where his family were the only Koreans and stuck to traditions His loving but driven father had grown up in abject poverty, one of nine children in a farming family that had no bathroom The a...

  7. Heather says:

    In this introspective and witty memoir, Anthony Youn, a young Korean doctor, shares the passage of his life from early childhood and adolescence to his frantic foray through medical school, culminating in his residency in plastic surgery Though Anthony is a smart youngster and a dedicated student, he s not very popular with his classmates during his formative years Adding to this problem is the unending pressure from his father, a Korean immigrant who has become a successful obstetrician Afte In this introspective and witty memoir, Anthony Youn, a young Korean doctor, shares the passage of his life from early childhood and adolescence to his frantic foray through medical school, culminating in his residency in plastic surgery Though Anthony is a smart youngster and a dedicated student, he s not very popular with his classmates during his formative years Adding to this problem is the unending pressure from his father, a Korean immigrant who has become a successful obstetrician After graduating high school at the top of his class, Anthony decides to go on to medical school at the urgings of his father Despite the fact that he s not sure he wants to be a surgeon or doctor, Anthony does exceedingly well in medical school and is...

  8. Alyce (At Home With Books) says:

    In Stitches is a great book to read if you have ever wondered what life is like in medical school 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.During those years of college, his obsessions seemed to be split equally between his studies and his desire to find a girl who would stick around long enough for a second date or even make it to the end of the first one His self deprecating humor In Stitches is a great book to read if you have ever wondered what life is like in medical school 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.During those years of college, his obsessions seemed to be split equally between his studies and his desire to find a girl who would stick around long enough for a second date or even make it to the end of the first one His self deprecating humor can be a little over the top at times, but serves as a good contrast to the seriousness with which he addressed his studies.The parts of the memoir that I enjoyed the most were those where the author discussed his passion for plastic surgery, and how he discovered that passion When someone feels that strongly about something their enthusiasm shines through when they talk about it and it is contagious.I didn t know that much about the process that medical students...

  9. Scott Foshee says:

    Pleasantly Readable, but Disappointing In Stitches by Anthony Youn, M.D is a lightweight, readable and occasionally funny memoir about growing up Asian in a small Michigan town, going to medical school, and becoming a plastic surgeon He is awkward in high school to say the least, and has to undergo brutal plastic surgery on his jaw as a child to correct its abnormal growth His parents are Korean and his doctor father pushes and pushes and pushes Youn to become a surgeon Youn s self deprec Pleasantly Readable, but Disappointing In Stitches by Anthony Youn, M.D is a lightweight, readable and occasionally funny memoir about growing up Asian in a small Michigan town, going to medical school, and becoming a plastic surgeon He is awkward in high school to say the least, and has to undergo brutal plastic surgery on his jaw as a child to correct its abnormal growth His parents are Korean and his doctor father pushes and pushes and pushes Youn to become a surgeon Youn s self depreciating humor goes a long way to get us through the painful times and awkward stories about growing up.This book is pleasantly readable, but I didn t find it particularly compelling A theme running throughout the book is him trying to get laid his term , which I found fairly offensi...

  10. Mary says:

    I have read several books about students and their path to becoming a doctor, but the one Anthony Youn wrote about his path is by far the best of the bunch I read this is one night and didn t want the stories to end I am now demanding a sequel about his stories, both heartwarming and humorous in his next journey of being a plastic surgeon 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 I have read several books about students and their path to becoming a doctor, but the one Anthony Youn wrote about his path is by far the best of the bunch I read this is one night and didn t want the stories to end I am now demanding a sequel about his stories, both heartwarming and humorous in his next journey of being a plastic surgeon 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 My favorite story in the book is about why he wanted to become a doctor and how his answer never strayed from the fact that he wanted to help people and get laid Yes, he actually said that and I laughed out loud He thought that being a doctor would make himattractable to women Youn s thoughts cover a broad range of thoughts, like what it is like to be a real minority, have parents ...

  11. Leon Keylin says:

    This one is about a now famous plastic surgeon The book is about Anthony Youn, a Korean American who was brought up by a very conservative read typical Korean household 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 While I share many of his trials, the appeal to me wasabout his tribulations on dating Or lack thereof T This one is about a now famous plastic surgeon The book is about Anthony Youn, a Korean American who was brought up by a very conservative read typical Korean household 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 While I share many of his trials, the appeal to me wasabout his tribulations on dating Or lack thereof The common denominator for me was his geekiness, awkwardness, and his constant quest to get a girl If you were a geek back in the day when it was NOT cool, or nuanced to be one, you d definitely connect with the author The in between lines were how Asians were treated or ignored , how the dynamics of Asian vs non Asian dating made up the dating scene And a lot of it was surprising It wasn t as if Anthony was trying to avoid Asians, it was how...

  12. Julian Maldonado says:

    In Stitches , a book about plastic surgery and identity definitely changed my perspective on self image Originally, I though plastic surgery was for wealthy people who wanted to beattractive After reading the book, I now know that plastic surgery helps people with serious confidence and self esteem problems, as well as people with physical deformities that hurt them This reason, among others, is why I really loved this book In summary, the main character is a first generation immigran In Stitches , a book about plastic surgery and identity definitely changed my perspective on self image Originally, I though plastic surgery was for wealthy people who wanted to beattractive After reading the book, I now know that plastic surgery helps people with serious confidence and self esteem problems, as well as people with physical deformities that hurt them This reason, among others, is why I really loved this book In summary, the main character is a first generation immigrant from Korea He has trouble fitting in throughout high school and college, but he gets very good grades and makes it into medical school Tony finally finds that he can make friends, and finally he gets into plastic surgery to help others find acceptance in society One of the reasons that I liked the book was because it was a light read and I finish...

  13. Bee says:

    A great book Dr Youn is so honest about his journey through college and med school you really feel the struggles and cheer for the milestones reached that lead you to the final day when he becomes a doctor ...

  14. Amy says:

    This was so funny I didn t expect it to be, but I really enjoyed it Read it for my reading group From Left to Write It s the memoir of Tony Youn about his years growing up as the only Asian in his small Michigan ...

  15. Sandy Jones says:

    Hilarious I laughed and cried This is not at all the book I expected to be written by a plastic surgeon It is humble, funny, and touching I was up at 3 am laughing so hard my husband woke up and asked me what was going on A must read from a first time author Tony Youn is like David Sedaris, C...

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