“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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If the whole book had been like this, it would’ve been a solid four stars.
And while Youn clarifies that he has become a doctorspecifically a plastic surgeonbecause he wants to ” fix people “, it is no surprise that he has become the ” plastic surgeon to the stars “, nipping and tucking his way into American living rooms via numerous television appearances. Forget grades, forget expectations. I had the pleasure and opportunity of meeting and working with Dr Youn. On the other hand, he has a pretty clear and deep sense of what life is all about; what make us human.
No wonder he’s so well-known. His self-deprecating humor In Stitches is a great book to read if you have ever wondered what life is like in medical school. He becomes a man, mature and confident with himself. Youn, for most of the book, is just an unlikeable guy. I did not peruse Youn’s many websites until after finishing the book, although based on the personality communicated through the book, I was not surprised to find the sites ranging from significantly tacky to unsurprisingly tacky.
This memoir is one to read, for example, when waiting in an airport during a long layover, and then leave on the seat for the next weary traveler who needs an unchallenging and moderately entertaining yet forgettablememoir to pass the time. He has trouble fitting in throughout high school and college, but he gets very good grades and makes it into medical school.
Still, although Youn rhapsodizes about realizing the errors of his ways and tells us how he has grown as a person through his many trials and tribulations, within this book he manages to propagate and give further power to many misguided notions regarding beauty and outward appearance. Jul 24, Becca rated it really liked it Shelves: I have a child who wants to go to medical school when she grows up so this book kind of gave me an idea of what she would have to prepare for, both good and bad.
In Stitches: A Memoir
Find out more about OverDrive accounts. To ask other readers questions about In Stitchesplease sign up. Ib used to it. You just can’t help pulling for Dr. Still, his theme of being an outsidera theme driven home ad nauseum in the first half of the bookfalls flat based on the life that Youn describes and the relative privilege that he enjoys.
I admit, this book made me laugh out loud several times.
Reviews for In Stitches – Anthony Youn, MD, FACS
Oct 22, DW rated it really liked it Shelves: Another reviewer described his descriptions of women to be caricatures, and that’s dead on. You will not regret reading this one.
Youn’s sense of humour is lovely, and his quick mentions of his faith are certainly present, but not overbearing or out to teach some kind of moral – it’s simply part of his life. I sit in my office with Phil and Mrs. I am in awe of these people. Youn’s thoughts cover a broad range of thoughts, like what it is like to be a real minority, have parents that make you do more than you think you are capable of and the importance of having a sense of humor.
Reviews for In Stitches. That said, a number of months ago, I received a request to review ” In Stitches: Hilariously raw book about life growing up through becoming a well respected surgeon. No second opinion needed. Page Which brings me to another point — there is a decent amount of swearing in this book. Grier sits on a chair in front of my desk, her hands folded in her lap. Tony Youn grew up one of two Asian-American kids in a small town where diversity was uncommon.
Tony finally finds that he can make friends, and finally he gets into plastic surgery to help others find acceptance in society.
When Youn finally got a girlfriend and put his angst to rest, there were, at last, some interesting developments in the book. A must-read for anyone who wants to become a doctor. And then I started to remember all the stories of my husband and his journey through medical school However, the lone consoling joke also comes from the orientation: Though I never would have picked it up on my own, the core of Youn’s story is so relatable and interesting family, love, ambition, loneliness, identityI’m glad someone slipped it to me.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Stktches he takes us on a tour of what it was like for him in medical school, the story rapidly picked up flavor and my interest.
I am waiting to read it. Apr 12, Scott Foshee rated it liked it Shelves: