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Naturally Tan

A Memoir
Narrated by: Tan France
Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
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Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Naturally Tan written and read by Tan France. 

In this heartfelt, funny, touching memoir, Tan France, star of Netflix’s Emmy award-winning Queer Eye, tells his origin story for the first time. With his trademark wit, humour and radical compassion, Tan reveals what it was like to grow up gay in a traditional South Asian family, as one of the few people of colour in South Yorkshire. He illuminates his winding journey of coming of age, finding his voice (and style!) and happily marrying the love of his life - a Mormon cowboy from Salt Lake City. 

Humorous and poignant personal essays are peppered with style advice, funny lists and the truisms that Tan has accumulated in his journey from South Yorkshire to Netflix. 

In Tan's own words, 'The book is meant to spread joy, personal acceptance and most of all understanding. Each of us is living our own private journey, and the more we know about each other, the healthier and happier the world will be.'

©2019 Tan France (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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I was hoping for more

I finished this book very quickly, however I won't be reading it again. I felt it lacked a certain depth which would have been more interesting, in my opinion, then the fashion hot takes that felt out of place in a memoir. It felt like a book only written after being approached with a book deal, as opposed to a story which needed to be told in this way. It wasn't awful, but it wasn't great either.

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Fantastic

I was surprised how much i love this book. I could relate on many topics Tan spoke about and that is rare. The book is interesting and very well narrated by Tan himself. Will be waiting for the next one

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  • 18-09-19

Great!

Could not stop listening and found very opportunity to listen. Very disappointed when it finished

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Wow

I absolutely loved this, what an inspiring story. Go Tan! I really enjoyed learning about your life, read by you.

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Beautiful

Beautiful, just like Tan.
A lovely, honest biography, well read and well written.
Tan is a pioneer in as far as he is an immigrant, has Pakistani roots, is gay and is in a mainstream TV show. This is such a strong message for everyone who is even just one of these things not to mention all of them.
His is not an easy life but he definitely worked hard on is dreams and deserves all the best. I was especially moved by his admission to the darkest times, which is very hard to talk about.
I am so glad Netflix found him because he is a stunning human and bright beacon of clever sass, beauty and the most delightful laugh.

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Interesting read, nice to learn more about Tan.

I really enjoyed reading about the challenges Tan had when he was younger, and how despite that he became a success. Quite an inspiring read.

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So good!

Honest, open and straight forward story. Life before and after Queer Eye. I love that there is no BS and he doesn’t pretend to be something he’s not.

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Now listening to it for the second time!

I enjoy watching Queer Eye with my two daughters. I want them to know that they can be whoever they want to be in this life and I'll be proud of them.
I absolutely adore Tan France. He has drive, determination a fantastic work ethic and just seems to be a nice guy with a fantastic voice for an audiobook and a beautiful face (and hair) for TV.
Loved it!

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Loved it

Excellent, funny and I loved the little fashion tips. A very true and honest book with so many interesting chapters.

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Must read

My first audible book review - very moving and honest book.
Thoroughly enjoyed - loved the humour and honesty. Told with lots of love and positive energy
Would highly recommend

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  • 09-10-19

I knew I had to listen to it!

I love reading books but find myself spending a lot of time in the car, driving. Started listening to podcasts and this is my first audiobook! I already bought a signed copy but could not wait till it came in the mail. So.. hello instant gratification. It was a joy to listen to Tan narrate his story in his very distinct and delightful way. I laughed and cried... very touching and personal, shining light on discrimination and how normal gay marriage really is - Filled with love! Antoni’s guest appearance was such a treat too!

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  • Siew Wei
  • 20-06-19

A great book to listen too instead of read

This is like having Tan talk to you 1 on 1. He shares a great deal of himself in the book.