In Stitches

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/14/2012
  • Publisher: Gallery Books

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Tony Youn grew up up one of two Asian-American kids in a small town of near wall-to-wall whiteness. 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 Pinocchio-like, protruding to an unthinkable, monstrous size. After high school graduation, while other seniors partied at the shore or exploredEurope, Youn lay strapped in an oral surgeon’s chair as he broke his jaw, then reset it and wired it shut for six weeks. Ironically, it was this brutal makeover that led him to his life's calling -- and the four years of angst, flubs, triumphs, non-stop studying and intermittant heavy drinking that eventually earned him an M.D. Thanks to a small circle of close friends and an obsessive drive to overachieve ,Youn transformed from a shy, skinny, awkward nerd with no confidence and no clue into a renowned and successful plastic surgeon. In Stitchesis a heartfelt, candid, and laugh-out-loud memoir of one man's bumpy road to becoming a doctor and learning to be confortable in his own skin.

Author Biography

Anthony Youn, M.D., is a physician, author and television personality. He's been featured on the Rachael Ray Show, CNN, The Early Show, the Fox News Channel, The Doctors, VH1, and Dr. 90210, among countless others. For more on Dr. Youn, visit www.institchesbook.com.

Table of Contents

Prologue: The Face in the Ceilingp. 1
Premedp. 7
Karate Kidp. 9
Jawzillap. 21
Zero for Four Yearsp. 33
First Yearp. 59
Little Asiap. 61
Master of the Shopping Cartp. 69
A Show of Handsp. 85
Nerd Roomp. 93
Second Yearp. 111
Flower Streetp. 113
No, But I Play One on TVp. 123
Second-Year Crushp. 133
Third Yearp. 149
First Do No Harm … Oopsp. 151
Role Modelp. 165
"Miracle of Birth Occurs for 83 Billionth Time!"p. 175
If You Don't Cut, You Suckp. 183
Shrink Rapp. 197
This Is Spinal Tapp. 203
Mommy Dearestp. 213
Fourth Yearp. 223
Thanksgiving Storyp. 225
Beverly Hills Bloodsuckersp. 237
Monkey Time!p. 255
Match Madnessp. 263
Acknowledgmentsp. 269
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