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Over the Top

Narrated by: Jonathan Van Ness
Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
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Summary

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 judgment, 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.

You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll come away knowing that no matter how broken or lost you may be, you’re a Kelly Clarkson song, you’re strong, and you’ve got this.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio on our Desktop Site.

©2019 Jonathan Van Ness (P)2019 Simon & Schuster UK

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Fabulously honest

Such an incredible life story. I didn’t think I could love him more, but now I know who I love.

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Brilliant!

This book is so brilliant! Uplifting and super real! Raises important issues but is fast moving and hilarious simultaneously. Well done JVN

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Loved this audiobook

I loved this audiobook. It is honest, thought-provoking and funny. The narration by Jonathan Van Ness is excellent and brings the story to life. Would highly recommend.

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Amazing!

Just an absolutely perfect listen. Beautiful, heart felt, painful at times yet full of optimism and joy.

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  • 16-10-19

Just a really enjoyable listen.

Really loved this audio book. Great to hear such a well rounded perspective on life and well worth a listen for anyone who has experienced struggles with their mental health or knows someone who does.

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hunny.... stunning!

Laughed, cried and cried laughing.... what an incredible story. this book completely surpassed expectations, and expectations were high!

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Amazing!

I loved this book. You get to see another part of him that makes him even more beautiful

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I love you JVN

Listening to JVN recount his personal stories in a fun, royal way like only he can has had my emotions up and down. Courageous and beautiful. I recommend highly

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Loved it

It was all amazing, the story was well structured and, plenty of real emotion in the narration. I sad and happy cried for Jack and then for Jonathan.

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Fabulous

This book gave me life! It is comforting, hilarious, inspiring and devastating all in the same breath! I have listened to it three times as I just love to be in Jonathan’s company

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-09-19

This will be something I listen to over and over

Would I still love JVN if I knew all the parts? I don’t think 5 hours of listening to 32 years worth of story is knowing all the parts, but knowing 5 hours more now than I did a few days ago, I love her so much more!!
If you’ve bought this book you’re already a fan and you will not regret this purchase. She’s spilling the T and will tell you some real shit that you’ll want to remember to help you grow too. So much love!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-10-19

wow

loved every second! didn't even feel the pass! love that is was you narrating! love you