Naturally Tan: A Memoir by Tan FranceNaturally Tan: A Memoir by Tan France

Naturally Tan: A Memoir

byTan France

Hardcover | June 4, 2019

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Named a "Best Nonfiction Book" for 2019 in Women''s Day!
One of Hello Giggles''s "Most Anticipated Books of 2019 to Add to Your Reading List"!

"Just when I thought I knew everything about Tan, he hits me with this. His story is so heartwarming, and wickedly funny." -Antoni Porowski

In this heartfelt, funny, and touching memoir, one of the stars of Netflix''s Emmy Award-winning smash-hit Queer Eye reveals how an Englishman raised in a traditionally religious home became a fashion icon-and the first openly gay, South Asian man on television-simply by being Naturally Tan.

Before he became famous as one of the Fab Five makeover experts, Tan France was the youngest child in his family, growing up in South Yorkshire, England. As a member of one of the very few South Asian, Muslim families living in the predominantly white community, he was routinely bullied for both his culture and his skin color.

Knowing he was gay from an early age, Tan harbored that secret to avoid further racial harassment and potentially cause a rift between him and his family. It was a secret he would keep from them until finally coming out at the age of 34-happily married to Rob, a Mormon cowboy from Salt Lake City.

With his trademark wit, humor, and radical compassion, Tan shares his journey and the lessons he''s learned along the way about being a successful businessman, a devoted spouse, and self-acceptance. From navigating the gay community, to finding the love of his life, to creating popular ladies'' clothing lines for Kingdom & State and Rachel Parcell, Inc. to joining Antoni Porowski, Karamo Brown, Bobby Berk, and Jonathan Van Ness on Queer Eye as positive, representative celebrity role models for LGBTQ people, Tan followed his own path to develop his signature style and embrace life on his own terms.

Full of his candid observations about US and UK cultural differences, social media behavior, celebrity encounters, behind-the-scenes realities of reality TV, and-of course-fashion tips, Tan gives his unique perspective on the happiness to be found in being yourself.

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 fab...
Title:Naturally Tan: A MemoirFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:288 pages, 9.54 X 6.47 X 1.14 inShipping dimensions:288 pages, 9.54 X 6.47 X 1.14 inPublished:June 4, 2019Publisher:St. Martin's PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1250208661

ISBN - 13:9781250208668

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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Editorial Reviews

Named a "Best Nonfiction Book" for 2019 in Women''s Day!One of Hello Giggles''s "Most Anticipated Books of 2019 to Add to Your Reading List"!"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"Tan France has wife words to offer across all areas of life. France gives readers a candid and intimate look at his past and shares all that he''s learned about being a spouse, television personality, and role model."-Time"Feisty and affecting. France''s charming anecdotes and candid opinions exhibit no shortage of humor, and fans of the TV personality will revel in the peek into his colorful history."-Publishers Weekly"France shares style tips and behind-the-scene stories in his recognizable-on-the-page voice with lots of humor and well-formed opinions."-Booklist