Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Updated 3/2017-- photos and all links removed as many are no longer active and it was easier than checking each one.
I was given the book In Stitches to review. The book is a memoir written by fellow blogger and plastic surgeon Anthony Youn, MD.
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.
In addition to the book’s website, there is a Facebook page and a book trailer on youtube.
You can follow Dr. Youn on twitter: @TonyYounMD