In Stitches by Anthony Youn

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Full of heart and humor, a memoir about becoming a doctor that's unlike anything you've ever read before.
All Tony Youn ever wanted was to fit in. One of two Asian‑American kids in a small midwestern town, he was tall and thin with Coke‑bottle glasses, Hannibal Lecter headgear, a bowl cut, and a protruding jaw that grew even faster than his comic‑book collection. He finally got his chance senior year as he lay strapped in an oral surgeon's chair having his jaw broken and reset--a brutal makeover that led him to his calling.

Egged on by his overachieving Korean father ("Doctor never get fired."), Tony spent the next four years mired in the angst, flubs, triumphs, nonstop studying, intermittent heavy drinking, and sexual frustration of medical school. He entered a shy, skinny nerd with no nerve, no game, and no clue. He left a doctor.

Heartwarming and laugh‑out‑loud funny, In Stitches is a universal coming‑of‑age story about a kid who found the best in himself by bringing out the best in others and finally learned to be comfortable in his own skin.

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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:> Alan Eisenstock, a sports talk radio fan since the early 1970s, is the co-author of "Inside the Meat Grinder: An NFL Official's Life in the Trenches." His numerous television writing credits include "Married...With Children, Mork and Mindy, Sanford and Son, Family Matters, What's Happening, " and "The Nanny." He lives with his family in southern California.
Published April 26, 2011 by Gallery Books. 288 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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When he was seven years old, the author writes, his father told him, “Tony, you become a transplant surgeon.” When Youn replied that he wasn't sure he wanted to be a doctor, his father's anger was explosive and he never challenged him again.

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In his first book Youn looks back from the cushy perspective of the plastic surgeon at his transformation, letting readers in on a secret: it wasn't easy.

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Tony Youn will keep you in stitches.

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The Beachside Resident

Youn opens with the story of 14-year-old boy with “severe gynecomastia … ginormous man boobs,” and he’s able to bring some normality to the boy’s life through breast reduction surgery.

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