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Publisher Description

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.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2011
April 26
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
288
Pages
PUBLISHER
Gallery Books
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
2.7
MB

Customer Reviews

CarrotBean ,

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Doctor

I don't know what I expected when I started this book, but not the sweet, funny story of determination, compassion, occasional humiliation, exhaustion, self-discovery, learning, friendship, and love that I just read. I know I'll never be able to afford to have my aging neck fixed by this Dr. Youn, but I think I would if I could.

Belly kind ,

In Stitches

I loved reading this book. It was funny, inspiring, entertaining and an enjoyable read. A fun book to tell friends about.

Abilene2 ,

Funny and sensitive

Just finished In Stitches and loved every minute of reading the great autobiography. This is a hit. Hope more to come from Tony Youn and Alan Eisenstock.

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