One of the stars of Netflix's hit show Queer Eye tells all, revealing what it was like to grow up gay in a traditional South Asian family as one of the few people of color in South Yorkshire, England, and how he found his path to the United States, love, marriage, and stardom.
France...delivers with this fun, relatable memoir ... France speaks with candor about growing up gay in a traditional South Asian family, struggling to carve out his place in the world, falling in love with Salt Lake City, and marrying his husband, a real-life Mormon cowboy. 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 ... France's popularity will surely drive checkouts. This book deserves a spot on library shelves for its affirming representation of coming of age and finding oneself.
France shares style tips and behind-the-scenes stories in his recognizable-on-the-page voice with lots of humor and well-formed opinions. He also writes movingly of 'little Tan', 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. Musing relatably on the wildness of newfound celebrity, he also reveals how proud he feels to have won fans and accolades for being fully himself.
...[a] feisty and affecting memoir ... Peppering his memoir with fashion advice that sometimes borders on harsh...France gives fans of the reality series an inside look at what goes into his fashion choices on the show ... 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.