“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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I just found these stories hard to swallow because they seemed at odds with the personality he describes the rest of the time: Page Which brings me to youh point — there is a decent amount of swearing in this book. A must-read for anyone who wants to become a doctor.

In Stitches by Anthony Youn

Youn, a Korean American raised by very old-fashioned and stern Asian parents, recounted his childhood experiences up to and included his 4 years of medical school. Fantastic journey captured with LoL humor, giving a first hand reflection of emotional, physical and mental roller- coaster ride.

A Memoir ” by Dr. With the help of his more smooth and suave friends, Anthony finally finds himself at peace within a very successful relationship. Tony Youn is so well-known, otherwise I would have missed out on this little gem of a book, due to the fact that I usually avoid stitchfs written by Hollywood celebrities and the like.

The book is supremely fast read, humorous, poignant, and certainly entertaining. Anthony Youn does that brilliantly with help from seasoned veteran Alan Eisenstock. Anthony Youn takes the reader on a quick tour of his childhood years and then delves into the study-filled days and nights of life as a medical student.


This is the memoir of a young plastic surgeon that people may know from the Rachael Ray Show. It is also a funny and easy read. Unfortunately, there were large chunks of this book that I did not like. 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 Scrubs meets David Stitchws in this hilarious fish-out-of-water memoir about a young Korean-American nerd turned renowned plastic surgeon.

His loving but driven father had grown up in abject poverty, one of nine children in a farming family that had no bathroom. His sense of humor is evident throughout the book and he likes to poke yojn at himself.

In Stitches is the story of Youn also known as Tony and how he became a successful plastic surgeon. In a story that opens up the world of the med school student, Anthony Youn also delivers the story of his personal journey in ways that are both heartfelt and hilarious.

Though I liked Youn, I found at times that he could be faintly misogynistic and sneering about women. It was almost as if there was an imperfect amalgamation between the two stories; one half-reflecting the same cares and woes that most teenage boys experience, and one half-filled with the exciting and fuel-laden drama of life as a medical student.

After reading about his later experiences in med school, this is not far off. I felt that this section of the book was much more interesting and absorbing, and really felt that anthohy the whole book had been written in this vein, it would have been a more successful read for me.


For some reason most doctors will not acknowledge that at the start of medical school they were awkward, queasy fawns who vomited outside the anatomy labs, fainted in….

Anyone who reads the book will look forward, as I do, to a sequel from this very appealing new voice. Jul 24, Amy rated it it was amazing Shelves: I could relate a lot to Anyhony.

In Stitches

Afte In this introspective and witty memoir, Anthony Youn, a young Korean doctor, shares the passage of his life from early childhood and adolescence to his frantic foray through medical school, culminating in his residency in plastic surgery. Ranks up there with classics like House of God.

Another reviewer anthoony his descriptions of women to be caricatures, and that’s dead on. Granted, there seem to be plenty of humorless doctors yokn there, but Tony also introduces us to the hilarious, damaged and just plain anghony doctors he has encountered. The book wouldn’t be so fun to read if Youn lacked either the humor, or his deep understanding of life. The middle section seems more about his desperate attempts to date than about anything else.

I’m not much of a memoir person, but I found this book engaging and fun to read. Periodically, I receive unsolicited requests by publishers and media agencies to review books here on Digital Doorway. It’s not easy to capture 4 years of Med School in just pages, but Dr Youn brilliantly succeeded in doing so.