“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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One proceejah, two thousand dollah! They are either ridiculously “hot” or trollish caricatures: This kn, among others, is why I really loved this book. The fact that he understands deformity leads him to connect with his patients on a personal level and makes him that much better a doctor.

In Stitches by Anthony Youn

The book blossoms the same way as long Tony grew up for his future profession while studying, in fact grueling during his years in the medical school. He probably has the same witty personality that’s wise and humorous. I, want, to, get, laid ” p56 I also found the descriptions of his stint in Beverly Hills plastic surgery disturbing And he discovers that he likes the relatively immediate results of this kind of work.

This culminates in the breaking and resetting of his jaw after high school anthojy, a wildly painful but necessary experience.

Here are the tales that I had been waiting for. 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.


In Stitches: A Memoir

T This one is about a now famous plastic surgeon. Another reviewer described his descriptions of women to be caricatures, and that’s dead on. To ask other readers questions about In Stitchesplease sign up.

Happiness wins the competition here. This may have been because he was bitter about not getting any action, but the implications of his discussions about dating unattractive women in an effort to have sex just rubbed me the wrong way stutches made me younn a bit indisposed towards him. Pam Anderson, eat your heart out.

Little kids, little dollah! And Other White Lies: 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.

The book goes from his birth, through middle school, college, and med school, internships.

Jul 24, Becca rated it really liked it Shelves: Yes, he actually said that and I laughed out loud. Phil, wearing what looks like a toga, sits on a chair next to her. Apr 12, Scott Foshee rated it liked it Shelves: He sees horrific injuries requiring reconstruction, not just starlets wanting to look younger.

Perryauthor of The Real Life of a Surgeon.

I’m well past that stage anthoyn even embarrassed to bring back those memories. Grier sits on a chair in front of my desk, her hands folded in her lap.

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

Hardcoverpages. Tony starts out as a painfully shy and awkward nerd. Anthony Youn does that brilliantly with help from seasoned veteran Abthony Eisenstock. He desperately wants to fit in which is hard when you’re practically the only Korean in a midwestern town.


It wasn’t as if Anthony was trying to avoid Asians, it was how he pursued and enjoyed spending time with non-Asians. His characterization of women throughout is sophomoric. For anyone who has ever experienced the awkward teenage years or is ready for some escapist fun, In Stitches is one man’s heartfelt, candid, and anthoyn funny, journey of finding his true calling in life–and learning to be comfortable in his own skin.

What is more personal than our face? He changes, though, and that makes this book totally worth reading. 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.

In Stitches

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. This one is about a now famous plastic surgeon. In this memoir, Dr. Tony Youn grew up one of two Asian-American kids in a small town where diversity antony uncommon. At the very least, I’d like to have a sense of the author’s self-awareness.