Because reading is fundamental, henny!
The book will revisit the professional hairstylist’s upbringing “in a small Midwestern town that didn’t understand why he was so… over the top,” according to publisher HarperOne’s official description. “Jonathan was an easy target and endured years of judgement, ridicule and trauma—yet none of it crushed his uniquely effervescent spirit.”
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I’ve got some big news today! I put my heart and soul into this project over the last year and I can’t wait to share her with you, she’s in stores September 2019. Over the Top (which is her title) is available today for pre-order wherever books, audiobooks, and ebooks are sold. There’s a gorgeous article in @entertainmentweekly for more info (link in bio). #OvertheTop
Over the Top also “uncovers the pain and passion it took to end up becoming the model of self-love and acceptance that Jonathan is today. Jonathan shares never-before-told secrets and reveals sides of himself that the public has never seen. JVN fans may think they know the man behind the stiletto heels, the crop tops, and the iconic sayings, but there’s much more to him than meets the Queer Eye.”
“HarperOne seeks to publish authors whose lives inspire and Jonathan Van Ness embodies that mission,” says HarperOne president and publisher Judith Curr in a statement. “His memoir will move readers and offer a unique and much-needed testament to the power of staying true to yourself.”
“Jonathan Van Ness has made millions of people all over the world smile, embrace their uniqueness, and own their individuality,” adds editor Hilary Swanson. “Now it’s time for us to return the favor as he reveals his own truth. Jonathan’s journey is at times hilarious, at times harrowing–and always refreshingly honest. I could not be more proud to help share his incredible story and show readers how to take their own struggles and turn them into something beautiful.”
The breakout Queer Eye star, 31, earned an Emmy nomination for his short-form digital series Gay of Thrones. He also hosts a podcast, Getting Curious, and is now touring with his solo comedy show, Jonathan Van Ness: Road to Beijing.
Over the Top is available September 24.