Naturally Tan

Naturally Tan : A Memoir

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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

'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.'

Growing up gay in a traditional South Asian family in South Yorkshire, Tan France could never have imagined he'd become part of a worldwide phenomenon. One of the few people of colour at his school, he experienced racist bullies, found solace at his grandad's denim factory and eventually discovered his true calling at fashion college. Told with his trademark humour, for the first time Tan reveals the experiences that have made him the witty, compassionate man he is today.

From meeting the love of his life Rob (a Mormon cowboy from Salt Lake City) to juggling three demanding businesses, Tan charts the highs and lows on his path to Queer Eye. And of course he can't help but pepper this book with fashion dos and don'ts. Full of candid observations about US and UK cultural differences, celebrity encounters, and behind-the-scenes revelations about Queer Eye, Naturally Tan gives us Tan's unique perspective on the happiness to be found in being yourself.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 162 x 240 x 29mm | 513g
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0753553716
  • 9780753553718
  • 89,984

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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!
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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 * 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 * One of the few books I've read and thought "I get that". Honest, joyful and relatable * Nadiya Hussain * Frank and courageous ... blazes with light and honesty * The i * So good and moving. Great advice about marriage, faith and jeans * Zadie Smith *
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About Tan France

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.
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Rating details

15,710 ratings
3.82 out of 5 stars
5 25% (3,896)
4 41% (6,363)
3 28% (4,387)
2 6% (922)
1 1% (142)
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