Naturally Tan by Tan France audiobook

Naturally Tan: A Memoir

By Tan France
Read by Tan France

Macmillan Audio 9781250208668
7.06 Hours Unabridged
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"Tan France's unique accent, chummy intimacy, and cheeky delivery make audio the best way to experience his memoir." — AudioFile Magazine This program is read by the author, with a special guest appearance! 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 a 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.

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New York Times bestseller

A USA Today Pick of the Hottest Books of Summer

A Time Magazine Pick of Summer's Best Books

An Amazon Best Book of the Month

An AudioFile Editors’ Pick

A Woman’s Day Magazine Pick of Best Nonfiction Book of 2019

A HelloGiggles Pick of Most Anticipated Books of 2019

"Tan France's unique accent, chummy intimacy, and cheeky delivery make audio the best way to experience his memoir." — AudioFile Magazine

This program is read by the author, with a special guest appearance!

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 a 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Tan France's unique accent, chummy intimacy, and cheeky delivery make audio the best way to experience his memoir. AudioFile Magazine Editors' Pick
“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
"[Fran] pens a heartfelt memoir and shares his experience growing up gay in a South-Asian Muslim family in a predominantly white English community—and the lessons he’s learned along the way.” USA Today
"Naturally Tan is two delightful books in one. First, it’s a memoir recalling how a South Asian boy from a conservative immigrant family grew up in South Yorkshire, navigating multiple issues…and being gay…This pairing of fashion with compassion has never been a better match.” Amazon.com
“Tan France’s unique accent, chummy intimacy, and cheeky delivery make audio the best way to experience his memoir…Another audio bonus: a delightful surprise appearance from a fellow Queer Eye cast member.” AudioFile
"[A] fun, relatable memoir…Though his trajectory may be atypical, his story gives voice to many underrepresented areas and ultimately succeeds in spreading its message of personal acceptance and understanding….This book deserves a spot on library shelves for its affirming representation of coming of age and finding oneself.” Library Journal
"[A] feisty and affecting memoir…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.” Publisher Weekly
“Details a life spent in clothing’s thrall…as the strong-willed youngest child in his Pakistani-English Muslim family, the racism he experienced, and the othering he felt knowing that he was gay.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Tan France

Author Bio: Tan France

Tan France has been a successful fashion designer behind-the-scenes for over fifteen years and now steps into the spotlight as the star of Emmy-winning makeover hit and Netflix reboot Queer Eye. The epitome of style and class, Tan is the creative mind behind successful brands including the popular women’s clothing lines Kingdom & State and Rachel Parcell, Inc.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 7.06
Audience: Adult
Language: English