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Anthony Chin-Quee on 'I Can't Save You: A Memoir'

Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air

The Ringer

Society & Culture

4.83.5K Ratings

🗓️ 25 March 2023

⏱️ 62 minutes

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Larry is joined by writer and former physician Anthony Chin-Quee to discuss his upcoming book 'I Can't Save You: A Memoir' coming out on April 4. They start their conversation by discussing Anthony's process for putting together the memoir and some of the experiences he went through as a Black physician that inspired him to write it. They then dive into the emotional compartmentalization required to be a successful surgeon, Chin-Quee's journey to becoming a doctor, and how the system for testing an individual's specialization highlights racial discrimination within the medical industry (7:19). This leads to a conversation on how trauma is passed down through the family tree and the paths to address and work through it (30:10). After the break, Anthony details his personal struggles with suicidal thoughts, and talks about the metrics and techniques the health community uses to designate the severity of a patient's depression (38:01). Larry and Anthony end the pod by examining Chin-Quee's current relationship with himself and medicine, as well as the hurdles facing Black men in regards to treating mental health (51:29). Host: Larry Wilmore Guest: Anthony Chin-Quee Associate Producer: Chris Sutton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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All right. Welcome back, you guys.


We can talk about some books.


You know, we got to we got to cover everything here.


I'm really pleased to have this very exciting author.


He's got such an interesting memoir and the book is called I Can't Save You.


It comes out on April 4th and it's all about his journey to being a doctor and dealing with self-doubt and mental health.


I mean, racism, voice is talking to him.


There's so many things in here that is so interesting and endearing and fresh and it just comes right at you and just grabs you in this embrace.


That's the best way I can explain it to you guys.


But it's a pleasure. He's been a consultant.


Grace anatomy and he's I think working in television and film now.


I don't know if he's giving up in his patients.


We'll see. We'll have a conversation.


But he's living in England now Anthony Chencui. Welcome to Black on the air.


It's so nice to meet you and congrats on your book.


Thank you so much. I'm thrilled to be both Black and on the air.


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