If you are loyal Bookstrs, you may already known that the “Fab Five,” the five hosts from the amazing American reality show Queer Eye are going to have their collaborative book sharing their thoughts about the show and their lives. However, according to the Salt Lake tribune, Tan France, the fashion guru in the Five, is writing his own book, an autobiography about his journey from growing up as a gay Muslim in South Yorkshire, to a hugely successful and happily married man, finding his passion for love and his beloved Mormon husband.
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Scheduled to be released on 16th May 2019, Tan France: Love, Family, Queer Eye, and What I Wore will explore France’s private journey from being born to Pakistani immigrants and raised Muslim in the South Yorkshire to moving to America, becoming a successful fashion designer, and meeting his beloved Rob France, getting married, and moving to Salt Lake City. As a famous TV show host and a internationally successful fashion designer, France came out to his parents at age of thirty-four, ten years after he’d married a Mormon, and has journey through a the tangled web of identities: religion, ethnicity, gender, and class. This memoir will examine Tan France’s past, present, and future, and, as he indicates:
[It will] definitely include some stuff that I don’t normally talk about…I’m just writing exactly how I felt the last thirty-five years and what I’ve gone through to get to this point…I mean, it’s as personal as I’m willing to go. I still like my privacy. But I do think that this story is important for people who haven’t seen representation like this before…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.
— Tan France (@tanfrance) August 20, 2018
Tan France is now shooting the new season of Queer Eye in Missouri after the show recently won three Emmys, for casting, editing and as outstanding structured reality program. Though his career as a TV star is busy, France’s writing process is currently going well. In a phone interview with Salt Lake tribune, when he was asked about his feeling in writing his first book, he humorously responded that:
Right now, it’s not difficult because nobody’s read it. Ask me again when the book actually comes out, and — depending on how people respond to it — I may find it quite difficult.
I’m wholeheartedly looking forward to France’s book. As Virgin Books, the confirmed publisher for Tan France, said, this autobiography will contain humorous and poignant personal essays which not only share France’s life, fashion advice, and funny lists, but also explore male sexuality and toxic masculinity from a unique angle. I believe this life-writing will be thought-provoking, sincere, and humorous, as France’s performance－his professional vision about fashion and infectious sense of humor－shown on Queer Eye.
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