In Stitches by Anthony Youn

By Anthony Youn

Scrubs meets David Sedaris during this hilarious fish-out-of- water memoir a couple of younger Korean-American nerd became popular plastic health care professional.

Tony Youn grew up certainly one of Asian-American teenagers in a small city the place range was once unusual. Too tall and too skinny, he wore thick Coke-bottle glasses, braces, Hannibal Lecter headgear, and had a sticking out jaw that someday started to develop, increasing to an unthinkable, immense dimension. After highschool commencement, whereas different seniors partied on the seashore or explored Europe, Youn lay strapped in an oral surgeon's chair the place he underwent a life-changing jaw reconstruction. satirically, it was once this brutal makeover that led him to his life's calling, and he persevered directly to undergo the 4 bad, hilarious, sex-starved, and tension-filled years that at last earned him an M.D. supplying a window right into a part of drugs that the majority humans by no means see, Youn stocks his bumpy trip from a shy, thin, awkward nerd right into a well known and winning plastic doctor.

Now, Youn is the media's go-to plastic health care professional. He seems to be on a regular basis on The Rachael Ray Show, and his weblog, big name plastic surgery, is greatly learn and extremely renowned. however it was once a protracted street to luck, and In Stitches recounts Dr. Youn's misfit formative years and his 4 tumultuous years in scientific tuition with awesome wit, middle, and humility.

For someone who has ever skilled the awkward teenage years or is prepared for a few escapist enjoyable, In Stitches is one man's heartfelt, candid, and laugh-out-loud humorous, trip of discovering his actual calling in life--and studying to be cozy in his personal dermis.

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Anon) Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. (Thomas Edison) There are two kinds of people in life: people who like their jobs and people who don’t work here any more. (Anon) 48 o When you own your own business, you only have to work half a day. You can do anything you want with the other twelve hours. (Anon) 49 n DRINK 51 n A cask of wine will work more miracles than a church full of saints. (Italian) A drink precedes a story. (Irish) A drunk man’s words are a sober man’s thoughts.

Anon) 35 Want a thing long enough and you don’t. (Chinese) Well done is better than well said. (Benjamin Franklin) You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist. (Gandhi) You have three choices in life: give up, give in, or give it your all! (Anon) 36 h PROFESSIONS 37 s A bad compromise is better than a successful law suit. (Spanish) A lawyer’s fee and a prostitute’s wages are paid in advance. (Indian) A lawyer’s opinion is worth nothing unless paid for. (English) A peasant between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.

Anon) 42 New laws are followed by new tricks. (German) ‘Virtue is in the middle,’ said the devil, as he sat down between two lawyers. (Danish) When God wanted to punish man He invented lawyers. (Russian) s 43 R WORK 45 R A desk without paperwork is a sign of one born to delegate. (Anon) A tidy desk is the sign of a disturbed mind. (Anon) Hard work never hurt anyone. But then why risk it? (Anon) Make sure you are not irreplaceable: if you can’t be replaced, you can’t be promoted. (Anon) 46 R Multi-tasking: the art of screwing up everything all at once.

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