In Stitches

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Simon and Schuster, Feb 14, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 288 pages
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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 up one of two Asian-American kids in a small town where diversity was uncommon. 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. 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. Ironically, it was this brutal makeover that led him to his life’s calling, and he continued on to endure the four horrific, hilarious, sex-starved, and tension-filled years that eventually earned him an M.D. Offering a window into a side of medicine that most people never see, Youn shares his bumpy journey from a shy, skinny, awkward nerd into a renowned and successful plastic surgeon.

Now, Youn is the media’s go-to plastic surgeon. He appears regularly on The Rachael Ray Show, and his blog, Celebrity Cosmetic Surgery, is widely read and very popular. But it was a long road to success, and In Stitches recounts Dr. Youn’s misfit adolescence and his four tumultuous years in medical school with striking wit, heart, and humility.

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 laugh-out-loud funny, journey of finding his true calling in life—and learning to be comfortable in his own skin.
 

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User Review  - bnbookgirl - LibraryThing

Quite a funny, yet informative memoir about the struggles of med school and all that follows. Tony's story starts when he is a young nerdy kid and follows him through his gaining of a residency at a ... Read full review

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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

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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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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