Pure Gold: Jonathan Van Ness’ Children’s Book Debut

Pure Gold: Jonathan Van Ness’ Children’s Book Debut

Jonathan Van Ness, the author of Over the Top and star of Queer Eye, has stepped out of his comfort zone. Bringing his signature humor and positivity, Van Ness has written a Children’s Book to inspire kids to celebrate everything that makes them special. Image Via Amazon Looking back on his childhood, Van Ness never understood why he was more over the top than the rest of the children. It came to a point when he realized that there was little to no solace in books to make him feel as though his uniqueness was what made him special. This …

Jonathan Van Ness Reveals HIV Diagnosis in Upcoming Memoir

Jonathan Van Ness Reveals HIV Diagnosis in Upcoming Memoir

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Jonathan Van Ness, the charismatic hair stylist on Netflix’s Queer Eye, is opening up about all sides of his life in upcoming memoir Over the Top: A Raw Journey to Self-Love. Ness previewed some of the topics covered in his memoir to the New York Times including being HIV positive, surviving sexual abuse, and his battle with sex and drug addiction.   Image via Refinery29   Ness told the New York Times that many of his struggles began when he was sexually assaulted by an older boy from his church. He said that this resulted in “compounded trauma,” something that many young survivors of sexual …

Jonathan Van Ness of ‘Queer Eye’ to Release Memoir

Jonathan Van Ness of ‘Queer Eye’ to Release Memoir

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Jonathan Van Ness, known primarily from the Netflix reboot Queer Eye, will release a memoir titled Over the Top through HarperOne! Jonathan’s natural star-power makes you fall in love with him immediately while watching Queer Eye (where he’s half the appeal of the show, IMO!) but he came from a humble start: Before he stole our hearts as the grooming and self-care expert on Netflix’s hit show Queer Eye, Jonathan was growing up in a small Midwestern town that didn’t understand why he was so…over the top. From choreographed carpet figure skating routines to the unavoidable fact that he was Just. So. Gay., Jonathan …