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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 intermittent 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 comfortable in his own skin.

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"In his first book Youn looks back from the cushy perspective of the plastic surgeon at his transformation, letting readers in on a secret: it wasn't easy. Young Youn was an outcast, an 'Asian American...in near wall-to-wall whiteness'; his adolescence was an accumulation of sour moments eventually leading to medicine. But the journey, as Youn describes it, is hilarious. A dedicated student, he spends much of his time with his roommates in the 'nerd room.' He practices sutures on pig's feet and chicken breasts. His roommates tutor him in matters of love and lust. Only two hours into his very first rotation, Youn loses his first patient; 'Patients die. Get used to it. This is a hospital,' the attending barks at him. As Youn moves through specialty rotations, agonizing over what to select, his father urges him to make the right choice: pediatrics, for instance, means a life of 'tiny people, tiny dollah!' Ironically, it's a night during Youn's Peds rotation that changed the course of his life. Youn's description of his journey from high-school outcast to rock star plastic surgeon is full of fascinating stories and laced with self-deprecating humor in the midst of dark desperation, providing a refreshing insight into medicine. "
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"Part Grey's Anatomy, part Nip-Tuck, In Stitches takes you under the knife to expose the layers of one doctor's journey to become not only a plastic surgeon but also his own man. A humorous, heartfelt, honest memoir about med school and MCATs, fathers and sons, and finding your place in the world, In Stitches will tickle your funny bone, touch your heart and make you think differently about your doctor." Wade Rouse, author of It's All Relative and At Least in the City Someone Would Hear Me Scream

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"Dr. Youn is a frequent guest on my show, and I can say without a doubt that he's a cut above the rest." Rachael Ray

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"Surprisingly warm and unquestionably witty, In Stitches is a riveting look at the sacrifice it takes to become a premiere plastic surgeon. In a world where physicians can be almost god-like, Dr. Tony's not afraid to show us his heart, his humor, and his humanity. I adored In Stitches and even though I'm not ready to book Dr. Tony for a face-lift, I'd sure like to call him for lunch." New York Times-bestselling author Jen Lancaster

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"Tony Youn traces his success to a stern Korean father and his own fanatical work ethic — but the real secret is his fabulous sense of humor. If you're contemplating medical school, you'll need three things: resilience, caffeine, and In Stitches — a raucously funny and genuinely affecting account of what becoming a doctor is really like." Audrey Young, M.D., author of What Patients Taught Me: A Medical Student's Journey

Synopsis:

Scrubs meets David Sedaris in this hilarious fish-out-of-water memoir about a young Korean-American nerd turned renowned plastic surgeon.

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About the Author

Dr. Anthony Youn is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who specializes in cosmetic surgery. Dr. Youn has authored or co-authored several papers and scientific manuscripts on plastic surgery, including such procedures as the Volumetric Facelift and Facial Reshaping. In addition, throughout his career he has conducted scientific research on a variety of topics, extending from cosmetic surgery, to laser treatments, to reconstructive trauma surgery, to HIV medications. He is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Plastic Surgery Products Magazine.

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waxtil, July 21, 2011 (view all comments by waxtil)
I never imagined I'd find a plastic surgeon's memoir so compelling and humorous. It is often laugh-out-loud funny and Dr. Youn's reasons for becoming a plastic surgeon both surprised and impressed me. I loved this book and can't recommend it enough.
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CentralCaliGrrrl, May 17, 2011 (view all comments by CentralCaliGrrrl)
Although I rarely read memoirs and I’ve never read one pertaining to medical careers, In Stitches by Dr. Anthony Youn sounded too good too pass up. I’m happy to say I wasn’t disappointed.

Even those of us with absolutely no medical knowledge are guaranteed to enjoy his tales of boyhood, med school and internship, plus a little romance too (eventually -- lol).

Not only is Dr. Young a wonderful writer, he unpretentiously sets an excellent example to live by. With hard work, sacrifice, determination and a good sense of humor, anyone can achieve their goals and succeed in life.

Heartwarming and very relatable, this touchingly funny book really did leave me "in stitches"!
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janmah51, March 31, 2011 (view all comments by janmah51)
Tony Youn was a tall, skinny, Asian-American nerd growing up in an all white town. To make matters worse, as a teen, his jaw started growing to huge cartoon size. Between high school and college he had his jaw repaired. This transformation led to his life calling. It changed his life and he wanted to be able to change others as a plastic surgeon.
The road isn't smooth but what you don't expect is how much humor is in this book. It also addresses the the bonds between fathers and sons. Tony became a very famous plastic surgeon to the stars and is also an entertaining author. One of the best memoirs I've read in some time.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781451608441
Author:
Youn M.D., Anthony
Publisher:
Gallery
Author:
Eisenstock, Alan
Author:
Youn, Anthony
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - General
Subject:
Form - Essays
Subject:
Biography/Medical
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20110431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In his first book Youn looks back from the cushy perspective of the plastic surgeon at his transformation, letting readers in on a secret: it wasn't easy. Young Youn was an outcast, an 'Asian American...in near wall-to-wall whiteness'; his adolescence was an accumulation of sour moments eventually leading to medicine. But the journey, as Youn describes it, is hilarious. A dedicated student, he spends much of his time with his roommates in the 'nerd room.' He practices sutures on pig's feet and chicken breasts. His roommates tutor him in matters of love and lust. Only two hours into his very first rotation, Youn loses his first patient; 'Patients die. Get used to it. This is a hospital,' the attending barks at him. As Youn moves through specialty rotations, agonizing over what to select, his father urges him to make the right choice: pediatrics, for instance, means a life of 'tiny people, tiny dollah!' Ironically, it's a night during Youn's Peds rotation that changed the course of his life. Youn's description of his journey from high-school outcast to rock star plastic surgeon is full of fascinating stories and laced with self-deprecating humor in the midst of dark desperation, providing a refreshing insight into medicine. "
Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Review" by , "Part Grey's Anatomy, part Nip-Tuck, In Stitches takes you under the knife to expose the layers of one doctor's journey to become not only a plastic surgeon but also his own man. A humorous, heartfelt, honest memoir about med school and MCATs, fathers and sons, and finding your place in the world, In Stitches will tickle your funny bone, touch your heart and make you think differently about your doctor."
"Review" by , "Dr. Youn is a frequent guest on my show, and I can say without a doubt that he's a cut above the rest."
"Review" by , "Surprisingly warm and unquestionably witty, In Stitches is a riveting look at the sacrifice it takes to become a premiere plastic surgeon. In a world where physicians can be almost god-like, Dr. Tony's not afraid to show us his heart, his humor, and his humanity. I adored In Stitches and even though I'm not ready to book Dr. Tony for a face-lift, I'd sure like to call him for lunch."
"Review" by , "Tony Youn traces his success to a stern Korean father and his own fanatical work ethic — but the real secret is his fabulous sense of humor. If you're contemplating medical school, you'll need three things: resilience, caffeine, and In Stitches — a raucously funny and genuinely affecting account of what becoming a doctor is really like."
"Synopsis" by , Scrubs meets David Sedaris in this hilarious fish-out-of-water memoir about a young Korean-American nerd turned renowned plastic surgeon.
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