The memoir, In Stitches by ANTHONY YOUN, M.D., is an eye view into the world of another culture, the Korean culture. Dr. Anthony Youn describes his mother's cooking, what his family will think about his dating a "white" girl and the ambitious thoughts of his father. Best of all Dr. Anthony Youn laughs at himself and his environment. He made me laugh over and over again. At times, I had to hold my stomach.
At first, I did become a bit fatigued with his stories about dating. I think he was obsessed with dating and having more than a kiss. I felt the good doctor took too long writing about his desire to find a nice girl. It seemed like he could not find his way to the heart of his memoir. Finally, he did get to the meat of his life. When he did make the jump into the medical world, the memoir became fascinating. Dr. Anthony Youn puts Hippocrates idea in practice.
"It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has." Dr. Anthony Youn definitely shares a compassionate bedside manner with his patients.