A poignant and humorous memoir from Tan France, star of the Emmy award-winning TV show Queer Eye and one of the few openly gay South Asian men on television
In this heartfelt, funny, touching memoir, Tan France, star of Netflix's Emmy award-winning Queer Eye, 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 colour in South Yorkshire. He illuminates his winding journey of coming of age, finding his voice (and style!), and happily marrying the love of his life - a Mormon cowboy from Salt Lake City.
Humorous and poignant personal essays are peppered with style advice, funny lists, and the truisms that Tan has accumulated in his journey from South Yorkshire to Netflix.
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.'
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.
"Frank and courageous ... blazes with light and honesty" * The i *
"Tan's book is moving, insightful, and hilare. Any bad stories about me are totally untrue, but the rest is brilliant. Best book of the millennium!" * Jonathan Van Ness *
"Just when I thought I knew everything about Tan, he hits me with this. His story is so heartwarming, and wickedly funny." * Antoni Porowski *
"Who hasn't tried the French tuck? Peppered with fashion dos and don't s, the memoir of arguably Doncaster's most famous TV export is a must for any Queer Eye fan." * Evening Standard *
"It's full of everything you'd hope to read from Netflix's most popular fashion expert - styling tips, tongue-in-cheek quips and a candid, conversational dive into his personal life ... It's hard to imagine how readers wouldn't be touched by at least one of the many stories Tan tells" * Refinery29 *