Imagine this: Five eminently stylish and hilariously witty gay men — authoritative experts in food and wine, grooming, decorating, fashion, and culture — invade your life, assess your strengths and weaknesses, and, in the course of a day, make you better dressed, better groomed, better mannered, and a better cook, living in a better home. All of this is painless (unless you have a really egregious body-hair situation), liberating, and downright fun.
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. And this is what the book offers: the essential “make better” advice from each of the Fab 5. Just like the show, the book focuses on easy but lasting lifestyle transformation — the tasks, the projects, the modest purchases, and, most important, the new attitudes that immediately make a noticeable difference.
From Kyan’s instructions on how often to wash your hair to Carson’s explanation of why shirts are the new ties, from Ted’s strategies for ordering wine and Thom’s suggestions on a better bathroom to Jai’s hints on shaking hands, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy is filled with clear, direct advice on the issues that confront every man. 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, without throwing away your entire closet and buying a whole new everything. It’s about helping you realize the best expression of yourself — the real you.
Queer Eye introduces men to the rewards that women — and a lot of gay men — have long reaped by thinking about the day-to-day details that make them look better, feel better, and get more out of life. Many straight men have long felt that these subjects are not for them. Nothing could be sillier. In this audiobook, the Fab 5 sets them straight (so to speak).
About Ted Allen
TED ALLEN is the host of the top Food Network show Chopped, now in its seventh season (and which to date has taped a network record 174 episodes in just three years), and frequently appears on The Best Thing I… More about Ted Allen
About Kyan Douglas
Kyan Douglas is the grooming guru on the hit Bravo show Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. He trained at the Aveda Institute and has worked as a colorist in the prestigious Arrojo Studio in SoHo and as a stylist… More about Kyan Douglas
About Carson Kressley
A standout member of the Fab Five on the hit television series Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, Carson Kressley is also a fashion expert for Us magazine and an independent stylist. He received his first couture garment as a… More about Carson Kressley
Published by Random House Audio Feb 10, 2004| 240 Minutes| ISBN 9780739313169