In Stitches – Book Giveaway

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a memoir by Anthony Youn, M.D.

“At times I was in tears and at times I was laughing out loud.”
                                        -Dr. Robert Rey, Dr. 90210

I see dead people.
            Eighteen bodies covered with plastic, lying on gurneys.  An occasional toe protrudes to verify that beneath the shiny black tarp the dead person lies.
            I smell dead people, too.
            Or at least the thick chemical stench of formaldehyde, tearing at my eyes and packing my nose, enough liquid preservative in here to float a yacht.  The smell rises from the bodies and from a dozen large clear plastic bins – similar to the type you find at IKEA – lining the back wall of the lab, some stacked on top of each other.  The bins contain body parts and organs, all of them cataloged, numbered, and labeled.

Dr. Anthony Youn is a plastic surgeon in Detorit, MI.  He makes frequent appearances on The Rachael Ray Show and The CBS Early Show.  He has also appeared on The Doctors, Fox and Friends, Manswers, and various celebrity plastic surgery specials on E! and VH1.

Dr. Youn is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, where much of the book takes place.  In Stitches is a bout becoming a doctor, but it’s also about becoming a person.  This, as Dr. Youn accurately describes it, is a book moments.

My Review of In Stitches:

Dr. Youn opens his heart and his funny bone and shares his stories with us about his experiences in medical school.

If someone you know has any ambitions on becoming a doctor of any sort I think this is a great book to get them (note this book is for adults).  They’ll get the inside scoop on what life is “really” like in medical school.  One thing is for sure: it takes stamina to be in med school, it’s literally a case of “you snooze, you lose”, according to Dr. Youn’s moments!

If you don’t have any ambitions to become an M.D., then you can read this memoir and relish every word you read of Tony’s story, without shaking in your boots of what the years in Med School and residency is going to do to you.  Each ‘moment’ is either magnificent, hilarious or both.

At the conclusion of the memoir, even though you’ve had a lot of good laughs, you’ll realize how powerful and life-changing the journey through med school really was for Dr. Youn. 

I have one In Stitches book to giveaway to a reader.

To enter the giveaway just let me know that you are interested in reading it.  You can enter daily.

1. Like In Stitches on Facebook.

Open to US & Canadian residents ages 18+, ends May 12, 2010 at 11:59 PM CST. Winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen, unless you complete your address in the form below.  By entering this giveaway you are stating that you have read my **Privacy/Rules statements and agree to them.

Disclaimer: Simon & Schuster provided me with an ARC of this book, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose.  Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or host a product giveaway in return for the book.

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