Over the Top

Over the Top

A Raw Journey to Self-love

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Who gave Jonathan Van Ness permission to be the radiant human he is today? No one, honey. The truth is, it hasn't always been gorgeous for this beacon of positivity and joy. 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 was an easy target and endured years of judgement, ridicule and trauma-- yet none of it crushed his uniquely effervescent spirit. Over the Top uncovers the pain and passion it took to end up becoming the model of self-love and acceptance that Jonathan is today. In this revelatory, raw, and rambunctious memoir, 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.
Publisher: New York, NY :, HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,, [2019]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780062906373
0062906372
Characteristics: 269 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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KatieD_KCMO Oct 10, 2019

A breath of fresh air. Van Ness is an excellent communicator and his voice comes through strong. His complete vulnerability and honesty is inspiring. He publicly examines the parts of himself so many people would try to bury. The work he's done to come to terms with his past, his flaws, and mistakes encourages others to accept, forgive themselves and move forward. Similarly, the grace he shows his family and those who hurt him inspires us to recognize that we've all been hurt, we're all human and we can forgive and heal. I highly recommend this book.

A breath of fresh air. Van Ness is an excellent communicator and his voice comes through strong. His complete vulnerability and honesty is inspiring. He publicly examines the parts of himself so many people would try to bury. The work he's done to come to terms with his past, his flaws, and mistakes encourages others to accept, forgive themselves and move forward. Similarly, the grace he shows his family and those who hurt him inspires us to recognize that we've all been hurt, we're all human and we can forgive and heal.

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