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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (536 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gok Wan Narrator: Gok Wan Publisher: Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2010 ISBN:
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With his infectious energy and charisma, Gok Wan has an incredible gift of making women feel more confident within themselves - but it's not until you listen to his own inspirational story that you find out where he got that gift from. Gok grew up on a Leicester housing estate, with a loving family who ran a Chinese restaurant. For his parents, food meant love - and Gok was so well loved that by the time he was a teenager he weighed 21 stone. Being Asian and gay as well, Gok felt lonely and out of place. He was an easy target for bullies and suffered terribly at their hands. In a moment of inspiration, he decided to reinvent himself with his first style makeover and a larger-than-life personality to go with it. But his next move was to lose a devastating ten stone in nine months.

In Through Thick and Thin, for the first time, Gok reveals all about that life-changing period. The lessons Gok learnt during this time helped him bounce back to become a stylist to the stars, every woman's best friend, and a national treasure. In this intimate memoir, Gok tells his full story in his own words. Whether he's recounting the horrors of childhood bullying or riotous anecdotes about his loving family, or describing what it is like behind the scenes in the fashion world or TV shows, Gok's voice comes through with all the honesty, witm and warmth we've come to know and love him for.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deyara | 2/19/2014

    " Interesting. Didnt like the recipes but the story was well-paced and I liked the voice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 2/18/2014

    " Inspiring and thought provoking......he dun well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sally Thomas | 2/18/2014

    " Great book I couldn't put it down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jo | 2/15/2014

    " Really enjoyed this book - I like Gok anyway but this seemed to be written very honestly and he comes accross as such a lovely guy. Interesting to read about his early life and what he has been through to get where he is today - and I loved the letters he included to his parents etc. Couldn't put it down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole J | 2/6/2014

    " I loved this book. I don't often go for autobiography's, but Gok is one of my faviourte tv presenters. I got this book as a christmas gift. I didn't realise that he had suffered from bullying and anorexia and was also admitted to hospital. Such a shame some of the things he went through, but glad to see he came out the other end and is now famous. Such an inspiration. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Louise | 1/23/2014

    " A briliant read from gok's point of view. The recipies made the book seem nice and friendly and gok feel like your gay best friend after reading. From his weight issues to coming out, Gok tells us all his secrets. Gok can make you laugh, make you cry. A perfect read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shell | 1/16/2014

    " Who would have thought Gok was a chubby little kid and an overweight teenager? I loved this book. It was an honest, thoughtfully written book which Gok has created and makes me think all teenage girls and boys who are worried about their weight should read. Gok tells it exactly how it was for him and although I do not have issues concerning weight gain or loss, I loved reading about Gok's life and his humble beginnings. It was like he was telling me his story over a weekend and I got to hear all his most initmate thoughts. Great book Gok, thank you! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pearl | 1/14/2014

    " Great read & really enjoyable "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth Lynn | 12/24/2013

    " This was easily the best book i read of 2010. Im really not into autobiographies, but this one made me both laugh & cry. Gok you rock & i love you!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 12/17/2013

    " I love Gok more than I did already. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Toni | 12/13/2013

    " I have been reading this for a while and I finally finished it, it's such an amazing book, it shows me what Gok went through and he put all of his deep thoughts onto the pages, it was a sort of wake up call for me. This book is so inspiring and it has taught me a lot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle Townend | 11/27/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book - Gok has really made something of himself and through this book I feel like I know him! His honesty and humour was refreshing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 11/24/2013

    " An easy and refreshing read. What a delightful and joyful personality! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacqueline | 7/12/2013

    " I love Gok Wan but sorry he would not get me naked on a catwalk. Really enjoyable read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle Green | 6/22/2013

    " Great read, funny, whitty and honest! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tatiana | 2/27/2013

    " I always thought Gok Wan was very good on "How to look good naked" now I know why. He's walked a while in those women's shoes and made it out the other side. I appreciated his honesty and his wit. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dani | 8/27/2012

    " Busy, tragic, inspiring and funny. Would have read it in one sitting if that was possible. ;) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl Robertson | 6/21/2012

    " Great read. what a life he has lead totally amazing to see where he is now!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gem | 5/26/2012

    " this was an amazingly inspiring book. full of aunty goks hilarious warm wonderfulness, but also the honesty of the hidden hide of his eating disorder and almost work addiction. if only he was my real aunty...... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Frank | 12/1/2011

    " Good book - I never realised he'd been through so much! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jo Harrison | 10/25/2011

    " Gok's biography is great, he comes across as extremely genuine, well done Gok! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emma Lenander | 5/25/2011

    " I really felt for Gok when i read his book, was very interesting reading how he struggled in his formative years and how things clicked into place to make him what he is today. He thoroughly deserves his success he has worked so hard to get there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Frank | 4/10/2011

    " Good book - I never realised he'd been through so much! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 3/29/2011

    " This is such an amazing book! If you love Gok, then you'll love this. It's so insightful to his life. You cry, laugh and follow him through his journey in life.
    Such a fabulous book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dani | 1/30/2011

    " Busy, tragic, inspiring and funny. Would have read it in one sitting if that was possible. ;) "

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