- Hardcover: 288 pages
- Publisher: Gallery Books (April 26, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1451608446
- ISBN-13: 978-1451608441
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (187 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #517,409 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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In Stitches Hardcover – April 26, 2011
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In Stitches was named a 2012 Michigan Notable Book by the Library of Michigan.
“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
"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
"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." —critically-acclaimed author Wade Rouse
"In Stitches is a brilliant and bouncy read. Humorous and energetic, the author takes us along with him in medical school on his way to becoming a surgeon. He makes you feel as if you are along on the ride. Rich with dialogue, I found my self routing for him in all sorts of circumstances from his first surgery to hitting on co-eds." —Dr. Drew Ordon, host of The Doctors
“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.
"In Stitches is well written, very readable and appropriately witty. I had the pleasure and opportunity of meeting and working with Dr Youn. I find him not only to be extremely capable and a great surgeon, but also a kind and generous man. In this book, I actually see a lot of myself in him. At times I was in tears and at others was laughing out loud. I highly recommend it!"— Dr. Robert Rey of Dr. 90210
“In 1980, I read The House of God, the sardonic story of residency training at Harvard’s Beth Israel Hospital. Now, some 30 years later, readers are brought into the dorm room, the anatomy lab, the classroom, and the operating room with Dr. Youn as he describes his medical school training. The reader sweats the stresses and enjoys the laughs med students experience. I was touched by the honesty and frankness of the experiences he describes—most people understand the life of a doctor, but few understand the sacrifices that young men and women make while in medical school. Fasten your seatbelts and get ready for a fun ride. This memoir will certainly keep you In Stitches." —Arthur W. Perry, MD, FACS, author of The Real Life of a Surgeon
"Tony Youn's book is wonderful! Written from the heart, in a style that makes you want to read more, it is a touching, sensitive account of his journey. It should be read by everyone who's ever wanted to be a doctor, as well as anyone who's ever wanted to know what his doctor was thinking. A great read!" -- Robert Marion, M.D., author of Intern Blues
"Laugh out loud"— USA Today
"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." —Publisher's Weekly
"In Stitches is a sometimes funny, sometimes painful, sometimes heartwarming recount of Dr. Youn's experiences on the road to becoming a doctor . . . a Scrubs meets David Sedaris story-line."—Huffington Post
"Rarely has the chaotic, exhausting, Kafkaesque world of the med student been so faithfully, and hilariously, portrayed." —Bookreporter
"In Stitches is a fast-paced, mesmerizing autobiography that's laced with dark humor and memorable scenes." —Lansing State Journal
About the Author
Anthony Youn, M.D. is a physician, writer, and television personality. He has been featured on The Rachael Ray Show, Dr. 90210, CNN, Fox and Friends, Good Morning America, The O'Reilly Factor, E!, VH1, and others. He's a frequent contributor to MSNBC.com and CNN.com, where he's written articles such as "Why You Should Avoid The Hospital In July" and "Smoking Can Make Your Nipples Fall Off" which have gone viral. He's very active on his website: InStitchesBook.com.
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While this was an easy read, it was also a memorable one. There were patients you won't forget, insights that were moving, and it was often very funny. Once I actually had to get up and walk around the room, I was laughing so hard. That doesn't happen to me very often. I recommended this to my husband who is also enjoying it, and also to my book group. There are lots of things to discuss in this happy book.
A self proclaimed "awkward" Korean boy trying to fit in in a small primarily white town, Dr Youn chronicled his journey through various challenges, resulting in a favorable ending. It was a heartfelt and inspiring account of how he evolved through the years, and overcame various obstacles. I was fascinated at the metamorphosis that took place. He transformed himself from a self conscious "science nerd" who aspired to become an accomplished physician (AND successful with the ladies,) into to the incredibly charismatic, and skilled surgeon that he is today. Duckling to swan if you will...
We can all relate to feeling like an outcast, a misfit at times. I admire the tenacity it takes to get right back up after a fall and to just keep swinging. Such an invaluable lesson for everyone, but for young people in particular who maybe in the midst of their own struggles
This book also provides an excellent insight into what medical school entails and the impact that it can have on ones social life. Sacrifices must be made, but the lesson is to never ever give up, in spite of any setbacks....This will serve you well in the end. Anyone thinking about a career in medicine should read this book.
To see him today it's is hard to believe that he ever struggled
I had the great pleasure of meeting and being treated by Dr Youn. I can say that in addition to being a skilled and compassionate surgeon, he is extremely refined and confident in just the right way. In the end, his perseverance resulted in a successful career and a beautiful family . Yes, a success story indeed.
It was actually a really good book. It was quite funny, cute, entertaining & heartwarming. I enjoyed learning about Youn's father, who encouraged and demanded success, and I loved when he talked about his mother's soup! A glimpse into Korean culture. His father may have been tough on him, but it clearly paid off because Youn is now one of the top plastic surgeons in the country.
After I finished the book, I Googled Youn and found a lot about him, including several interviews he gave, which I really enjoyed watching.
I definitely recommend this book.