From one of the stars of Netflix's overnight sensation Queer Eye, Tan France's memoir Naturally Tan has his signature wit, style, and tells the origin story of the one of the few openly gay, South Asian men on television.
In this heartfelt, funny, touching memoir, Tan France tells his origin story for the first time. With his trademark wit, humor, and radical compassion, Tan reveals what it was like to grow up gay in a traditional South Asian family, as one of the few people of color in South Yorkshire, England. He illuminates his winding journey of coming of age, finding his voice (and style!), and how he finally came out to his family at the age of 34, revealing that he was happily married to the love of his lifea Mormon cowboy from Salt Lake City.
In Tan's own words, “The book is meant to spread joy, personal acceptance, and most of all understanding. Each of us is living our own private journey, and the more we know about each other, the healthier and happier the world will be.”
|Publisher:||St. Martin's Press|
|Edition description:||Signed Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)|
About the Author
TAN FRANCE has been a successful fashion designer behind-the-scenes for over 15 years, and now steps into the spotlight as the star of Emmy-winning makeover hit, and Netflix re-boot, “Queer Eye”. Surrounded by an all new cast, France is the witty wardrobe wiz leading the charge in the fashion department and is ready to make America fabulous again one makeover at a time. This experience is so much more than just new clothes to the British born fashion advisor however, it’s about real-life issues, changes and acceptance on all sides.
The epitome of style and class, Tan is the creative mind behind successful brands including the popular ladies clothing lines Kingdom & State and Rachel Parcell, Inc. Prior to his personal success as a designer, he spent his summers working in his grandfather’s denim factory while he secretly enrolled in fashion college in preparation to start a new chapter as a fabulous design star.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Snarky and a bit sassy, this book reads exactly like Tan speaks. It’s part memoir and part advice column. While the book does give us peeks into who Tan was growing up and now is, it still felt a bit guarded, like he wasn’t fully committed to letting the reader in. As such I didn’t come away knowing too much more than I already did as a fan of a show. It was still a quick and enjoyable read but I would have liked more. I was provided an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review. Thank you Netgalley and St. Martins Press!
If you're a "Queer Eye" fan, you'll love this book. Even if you're not, it's still a great read. Tan France is such an interesting person and has a fascinating life story. I love his perspective on how a big wedding as a way to prove your love is silly - I always have felt the same way. Great tips for style and life lessons sprinkled about the chapters.