This is what Queer Eye for the Straight Guy does each week on one of the hottest TV shows in memory, as the Fab 5, Ted Allen, Kyan Douglas, Thom Filicia, Carson Kressley, and Jai Rodriguez, turn an everyman frog into an every-girl's-dream prince.
But Queer Eye doesn't try to make you dress like Carson or dance like Jai; it's about teaching you how to refine your own personal style. It's about helping you realize the best expression of yourself: the real you.
Packed with bonus materials, this audiobook brings the Fab 5 up close and personal, with quotes from the show, hip tips, and candid interviews with the guys.
Also, check out the exclusive TimesTalks interview with The Minds Behind Queer Eye.
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"Possesses all the vibrancy and humor of an episode, as well as some sound advice....With its lively dance pace, light humor, and bonus Q&A, this audiobook is certain to snare fans of the show." (Publishers Weekly)
The information here is solid, and although basic-sounding 90% of men will not know all of it already. However, it loses one star for the delivery style which is camped-up to the last and contains a gay-related quip of some sort about every 30 seconds. This might be humorous initially or for the first few minutes, but after the second or third complete listen it does get old, and as with any type of self-help information the recording needs to be listened to a number of times before one starts to take action on the advice.
I think if the narrators had just used their normal speaking voices throughout, as they do in the last "wrapping up" section, this would be a much easier product to listen to.
However, If you don't mind the delivery, (and even if you do) the advice the book contains is worth the money.
I'm quite a fan of 'Queer Eye' and I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook.
All five of the guys get anything between half an hour to an hour to talk about their particular area. They also answer some interesting questions about their background.
Anyway, I loved it and would thoroughly recommend it to any man who'd like to make themselves better.
"The most entertaining selections I've made"
My wife and I listened to it on a road trip and were howling with laughter. We didn't want to arrive at our destination as the book wasn't finished.
Most the tips were on things you wouldn't think of asking about - such as the best way to shave, how to buy a suit and how a waiter is actually your friend. Some I really didn't need to know - my man bush can do without a trim. I can trim my unibrow, but my wife says its not that big a deal to her. Other things make you thinK - maybe I should exfoliate - never considered it before.
This would be a great CD couples to listen to and talk about before getting married. You'd find out things about each other, you wouldn't otherwise know for 20 years, if ever.
The only complaint about the book is it is a bit condescending towards men, but not enough that it should stop anyone from buying it. My wife just proof read this and says that that is what makes it so funny for women to listen to.
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