In this heartfelt, funny, touching memoir, Tan France, star of Netflix’s smash-hit 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 Muslim family, as one of the few people of color in Doncaster, England. He illuminates his winding journey of coming of ag...more
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Tanweer Wasim "Tan" France is an English fashion designer. He is one of the Fab 5 from “ Queer Eye ” on Netflix. Tan is the fashion expert on the series.
I really didn’t know a lot about Tan before reading his book. I had heard of the Netflix series, “ Queer Eye ” but had never watched it.
Tan was raised in a traditional Muslim family in South Yorkshire, England. If you ask him when he first knew he was gay, he’ll tell ...more
I really wanted to love this - I’m a fan of Queer Eye and the Fab 5 - but it was such a disappointment.
There were some fundamental issues I had with the way the book was put together, each chapter seemed to jump from one thing to another and nothing really flowed that well as a result. Tan is not a natural storyteller and it shows.
My main issues, however, were how judgemental everything cam ...more
I'm a fan of Tan France, and I find him to be charming, funny, but a bit aloof. His book feels the same way.
Naturally Tan was an easy, enjoyable read that actually felt like Tan wrote it instead of the book being fully reworked by a ghostwriter. It had his voice and cadence, and I loved that about it.
Tan's upbringing, love life, and religion aren't new to anyone who watches his show, but we learn a bit more about the details in his book. I liked the anecdotal details about his child ...more
Naturally Tan is part memoir and part advice. The advice is dispensed in a casual, friendly manner and includes numerous style-related tips, as well as a few regarding the management of relationships, and how to not let instant fame and wealth go to your head. Tan is playful, thoughtful, and maintains a ...more
I loved getting more insight into his childhood and his marriage and getting casted for Queer Eye and meeting the other guys for the first time. Reading some of those stories from his childhood were heartbreaking, because he dealt with a lot of racism growing up brown in the UK. ...more
I really liked Tan from Queer eye. I listen to JVN’s podcast, and I love him more the more I hear from him. This was the exact opposite.
From this book, Tan seems like a judgmental, pretentious asshole. He lists the insults he’s received that have stuck with him forever and changed his behaviors, and then turns around and says that unnatural hair colors are universally unflattering and people whose hair goes down to their but ...more
I loved this book! Non-fiction is rarely my genre of choice, and I don't read a lot of memoirs. I can count on one hand how many non-fiction books I've read in the past five years. But I saw the Fab 5 member Tan France had written something and I just had to read it. As a gay man, this new Queer Eye has been a revelation. I adore them all - the cast members, the "heroes" as they cal ...more
With it being clear that I adore Tan France the person, his book is a bit of a meandering mess. I listened to it on audio, which Tan performs himself, and it's a mix of his biography along with his tips on fashion, dating, food, and other li ...more
It was inte ...more
Tan France is one of five TV personalities from the Emmy-award-winning Netflix show Queer Eye. I feel like I should start off by saying that I love Netflix's Queer Eye to pieces, and Tan is always one of my favorite guys on the show. I don’t tend to read very many memoirs, unless there by some of my favorite people. I find it really hard to rate non fiction, as this is about someone's lif ...more
As a fan of Queer Eye I was looking forward to reading Tan's memoir, and it did not disappoint. We get a look at his British childhood, growing up gay and Muslim in a traditional family and the racism he faced as a Pakistani. The we get a brief overview of his teen years and hijinks, the MANY jobs he worked, and his experience starting his own fashion company. (I was unaware of this part of his history, so it was interesting) and then, of course, beginning to work on Quee ...more
I love Tan. He always seems really sweet and down-to-earth, and I love seeing his confidence grow as he spends more time in front of a camera, so we can see more of his naturally snarky self. (One of my favourite quotes from season 3: "Fives? A ten is speaking.")
So he shares a few stories for t ...more
From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it.
Fashion and compassion make the man.
In this heartfelt, funny, touching memoir, Tan France tells his origin story for the first time. With his trademark wit, humour, and radical compassion, Tan reveals what it was like to grow up gay in a traditional South Asian family, as one of the few peop ...more
Naturally Tan is the autobiography of Queer Eye’s resident stylist Tan France, and follows his path from South Yorkshire to Salt Lake City, with some great style tips thrown in for good measure.
I always like Tan on Queer Eye. He comes across as very genuine, caring and takes his role with great responsibility. In fact, all of the guys do, and that’s why I love the show. So it was nice to read about Tan’s childhood and uncover a li ...more
I mean, don’t get me wrong, I like Tan France, and I LOVE the new Queer Eye show, but for real, Tan needs to stop subtly (and sometimes not so subtly) fat shaming and slut shaming people. There were quite a few moments I was not picking up what he was putting down. Like how dare he tell his readers to wear one piece swimsuits instead of bikinis becau ...more
I received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
I just... I couldn't. I tried and couldn't get into Tan's voice. I love Tan in the show -- I think he really gives great fashion advice that's very tailored to the hero they're helping that episode -- but I don't like this book. Honestly, simple as that. I just couldn't do it and it was grating on my nerves already.
Tan France was the first of the Fab 5 I was immediately curious about when binge watching the infinitely charming Queer Eye. As I become more increasingly aware of the lack of Asian representation in media here in the States (even rarer, gay and Asian), I inevitably became increasingly interested in French-tucking Tan. Like Queer Eye, Naturally Tan is fun, accessible, and has a candid tone tha ...more
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