Wednesday, June 15, 2011

In Stitches-A Memoir, by: Anthony Youn, M.D. {Book Review}

I just got through reading a very comicle, yet serious memoir of a young Korean-American man's journey through life, from child to adult, and how he found himself and what he, not his father, was meant to be.  Realizing in the life he was in, his father was an doctor who delivered many, many babies, at all hours of the day/night, and his father wanted both he and his brother to also follow in his footsteps and become a respectable, wealthy surgeon.

Anthony Youn knew he was going to be a doctor, although for opposite reasons, he wanted to get "laid", because all doctors got lucky!  At one point, Anthony Youn thought he wanted to be in family practice, though to his father's dismay, he said, ok, you be in family practice and be broke.  His father said to him, "you become plastic surgeon, one surgery, ten thousand dollah".  It was very comical and I caught myself chuckling more than a handful of times.  From grammar school, to high school to 4 years of med school, to being different (as he calls himself, a "nerd"), to girls, this book is a must read for all.

I enjoyed reading this book, learning of Dr. Youn's journey from beginning to now, and the path he has chosen.  You will read the different routines in the hospital Anthony Youn must learn and how he comes of learning his fate and what he will be.

During his tenure of figuring out his fate, he finally realized that he wanted to be a doctor to "fix people". 

I give this book 8 stars out of 10.  A well written book, one that kept my interest from one page to the next.

Disclosure:  I was provided with a copy of this book for my honest opinion.  All words expressed above are 100% mine and completely honest.  I read the book, and really enjoyed it.

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