“Queer Eye” Guy Jonathan Van Ness Releasing “Over the Top” Memoir

The grooming expert "reveals sides of himself that the public has never seen."

Because reading is fundamental, henny!

Jonathan Van Ness, resident grooming expert on Netflix’s Emmy-winning Queer Eye reboot, will publish his memoir, Over the Top, this fall, EW reports.

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.”

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.

Queer Eye’s third season, which has relocated production from Georgia to Missouri, premieres March 15 on Netflix.

Over the Top is available September 24.

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