In Stitches

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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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-->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.-->

Alan Eisenstock is the coauthor of "Inside the Meat Grinder: An NFL Officials Life in the Trenches". His television credits include: Married... With Children, Family Matters, What's Happening", Mork and Mindy, Sanford and Son, and The Nanny.

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Publisher
Simon and Schuster
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Published on
Apr 26, 2011
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Pages
288
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ISBN
9781451608830
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Language
English
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Entertainment & Performing Arts
Biography & Autobiography / General
Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs
Humor / Form / Essays
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