Love That Story Observations from a Gorgeously Queer Life

By Jonathan Van Ness

The Emmy-nominated hose of Netflix’s Queer Eye follows up his New York Times bestselling memoir, Over the Top, with this collection of thought-provoking essays on grief and healing, cannabis reform, LGBTQIA+ rights, impostor syndrome, personal style, the HIV safety net, and, of course, how to make your hairdresser love you.


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Jonathan Van Ness loves getting curious about the world. In his many endeavors, he has showed others how the incredibly difficult moments from his life (surviving sexual abuse and addiction, being diagnosed with HIV) have existed alongside great joy and positivity (landing a breakout role on Netflix’s Queer Eye, becoming an amateur figure skater and professional stand-up comedian, doting on his five cats).

If Jonathan has learned anything from those difficult moments, it’s that in order to thrive, he needed to push past the shame and fear of being his true self, which meant getting comfortable with being uncomfortable. In this candid essay collection, he takes a thoughtful, in-depth look at today’s hot-button issues, viewed through the lens of his personal experience. From the evolution of his signature style to an investigative report on the queer history of his hometown, Jonathan reflects on his life and how he has learned to embrace change-doing the work to challenge internalized beliefs, finding compassion and confidence, and learning more about what makes us all so messy and gorgeous. Balancing the dark and the light, the serious and the madcap, Love That Story allows us to examine our individual assumptions, expand our horizons, and give ourselves permission to be the flawed and fabulous humans we are.

Category: Genre: Biography/Memoir, Non-Fiction sku: 9780063082267

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Weight 14.5 oz
Dimensions 6.5 × 1 × 9.5 in