In Stitches

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Simon and Schuster, Feb 14, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 288 pages
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For anyone who has ever felt like an outsider, a hilarious fish-out-of-water memoir about a young Korean-American nerd turned renowned plastic surgeon that will make readers stand up and cheer.

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.
  

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User Review  - lovestampmom - LibraryThing

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 ... Read full review

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User Review  - akreese - LibraryThing

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 ... Read full review

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Contents

The Face in the Ceiling
1
Jawzilla
21
Little Asia
61
A Show of Hands
85
Flower Street
113
SecondYear Crush
133
Third Year
149
First Do No Harm Oops
151
Shrink Rap
197
This Is Spinal Tap
203
Mommy Dearest
213
Fourth Year
223
Thanksgiving Story
225
Beverly Hills Bloodsuckers
237
Monkey Time
255
Match Madness
263

Role Model
165
Miracle of Birth Occurs for 83 Billionth Time
175
If You Dont Cut You Suck
183
Acknowledgments
269
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About the author (2012)

Anthony Youn, M.D. is a board certified plastic surgeon who focuses on cosmetic surgery. He has been featured on The Rachael Ray Show, Dr. 90210, CNN, The Montel Williams Show, America’s Newsroom on the Fox News Channel, The O’Reilly Factor, the E! Special Celebrity Plastic Surgery, and others.  His comments have been featured in US Weekly, In Touch, Life and Style Weekly, RADAR magazine, MSNBC, OK! magazine, The National Enquirer, Star, The Detroit Free Press, The Detroit News, and the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. He’s very active on his website: InStitchesBook.com.

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