Having lived through medical school and residency, I don’t tend to read memoirs of the experience, so it is not a book a would tend to gravitate towards.
Having said that, I enjoyed reading it. Dr. Youn has an easy to read writing style. He tells his story with a lot of humor throw in.
His Korean father, an ObGyn in Michigan decided his son would be “A doctor. Surgeon.” when his son is only 2 days old. Dr. Youn goes to medical school for his father, but along the way learns to love the discipline and maintain his humanity.
You can read excerpt from In Stitches here. If you love memoirs, if you enjoy reading about the effort it takes to become a physician, if you enjoy good books; then you will enjoy this one.
You can follow Dr. Youn on twitter: @TonyYounMD