April 25, 2011

Giveaway: In Stitches, A Memoir

I am a self-proclaimed bookworm. While it is easy for me to veg out on the couch at night in front of the TV, I would much rather read a book. When my daughters were born, reading had to be put aside. Now that they're older, I try to read more often. I'm always looking for a good book and I was excited to be asked to review and host a giveaway for In Stitches: A Memoir by Anthony Youn, MD with Alan Eistenstock.
I have to confess, I am a huge fan of Nip/Tuck, so I was expecting all sorts of juicy stories about bizarre plastic surgery cases. Instead, what I found was an intriguing and often touching recounting of Youn's journey to become a doctor.
Youn, who makes frequent appearances on The Rachael Ray Show and The CBS Early Show, has a wonderful outlook on life... and himself. He's not afraid to describe himself as a nerd or recount the seemingly endless number of women who turn him down. While many parts made me laugh, there were a few parts of this book that made me tear up.
From birth, Youn knew he would be a doctor. The day his parents bring him home from the hospital his father says he will be a doctor... and that's the end of the discussion. Youn has moments when he questions whether this is what he really wants to do. The incident that confirms his passion to become a doctor, specifically a plastic surgeon, is one that will likely stick with you long after you're done with this book.
Sneak Attack Media is offering one lucky Buried in Laundry reader a copy of In Stitches. (FYI: The book will be released to the public tomorrow, April 26).
To enter this giveaway (THIS STEP IS MANDATORY. NO OTHER ENTRIES WILL COUNT IF YOU DO NOT COMPLETE THIS STEP) *Please leave your email address in your comment or make sure it's visible in your profile
  • Leave me a comment telling me what you're currently reading (like I said, I'm always looking for a good book)
For additional entries (leave a separate comment for each entry)
  • Become a follower of Buried in Laundry or leave a comment telling me you already follow
  • Tweet about this giveaway and include @Quadmamablog and @TonyYounMD in your tweet
  • "Like" the In Stitches page on Facebook (if you use an alias to blog, send me an email at momofquads@gmail.com and tell me your real name so I can confirm you "liked" the page)
The deadline to enter this giveaway is Thursday April 28, 2011 at 9am MST. This giveaway is open to U.S. and Canada addresses only. The winner will have 48 hours after notification to provide me with a mailing address or a new winner will be chosen. I reserve the right to remove any comment/entries at my discretion (mainly because I always have a few spammers or someone who doesn't complete the mandatory entry).
(Disclosure: Sneak Attack Media provided me with a complimentary copy of In Stitches to review and will be providing the winner's copy. I received no monetary compensation for this post and the opinions in this post are strictly my own).

6 comments:

MaryAnne said...

I'm reading "The Gifts of Imperfection" by Brene Brown, and I really like it so far. I am not a bookworm, and I only read about one page a day, unfortunately... But this book sounds interesting, and I would like to read it one page a day as well =)

MaryAnne said...

I follow your blog

MaryAnne said...

And I liked it on facebook using my facebook alias account (MaryAnne Mamasmilesblog)

MandyE (Twin Trials and Triumphs) said...

Sounds like a great read! I'm currently reading "Cinderella Ate My Daughter" by Peggy Orenstein. It's a really interesting read about the "princess culture" that is so prevalent today.

I actually read a lot when our girls were tiny...as soon as I learned to pump and balance a book...HA! Then I was out of the reading loop for probably a year, and I missed it so much. I'm making reading more of a priority these days, and it's wonderful...it definitely makes me feel like "me" to do so.

MandyE (Twin Trials and Triumphs) said...

I already follow your blog! :)

MandyE (Twin Trials and Triumphs) said...

I just "liked" the FB page for the book. (I'll send you an email with my FB name.) :)

Thanks for the opportunity!

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