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Author: Tim Gunn Narrator: Tim Gunn Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2015 ISBN: 9781494581633
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Tim Gunn, America's favorite reality TV cohost, is known for his kind but firm approach in providing wisdom, guidance, and support to the scores of design hopefuls on Project Runway. Having begun his fashion career as a teacher at Parsons The New School for Design, Tim knows more than a thing or two about mentorship and how to convey invaluable pearls of wisdom in an approachable, accessible manner. While Gunn's Golden Rules showcased Tim "as life coach," imparting lessons based on his personal experiences, Tim Gunn: The Natty Professor will focus on Tim "as teacher." Divided into sections on common themes-leadership, curiosity, diversity, understanding, and empathy-this practical, timely book takes us on a journey through life lessons and uses Tim's own personal experiences, from the classroom to the therapist's office, to illustrate larger concepts. Each chapter will end with a "life assignment," where Tim challenges you to apply the lessons you've learned in practical mentoring or teaching situations. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “This book is as smart and fashionable as Tim Gunn himself, and it’s teeming with surprising, moving, and often hilarious stories about teaching, learning, and life. I loved it!”

    Bette Midler, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award–winning actress

  • Gunn's unique view of the world and genuine desire to help others are apparent on every page of this must-read. Publishers Weekly
  • “Tim Gunn’s done it again, but this time he’s going to surprise you because he goes places you didn’t realize he’s been. His lessons, his intuitiveness, his empathy—Tim Gunn at his best. Give it a read, you won’t be sorry. Lessons for all!”

    Whoopi Goldberg, American comedian, actress, and television host

  • "[Gunn’s] expertise is very up to the minute, and while this book is a valuable guide for today, it will also reflect well historically on our current styles in decades to come.”

    Saturday Evening Post

  • “An appealing and passionate paean to teaching and mentoring…His empathetic tone encourages educators and students alike…Gunn’s unique view of the world and genuine desire to help others are apparent on every page of this must-read.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Detail[s] the differences between teaching and mentoring and the importance of honesty while doing either…Interspersed throughout are vignettes from fans about their most inspiring teachers. It’s wonderfully gossipy at times, and whether relaying memories of Project Runway or what he’s learned in his career, Gunn’s warmth, wit, and wisdom shine through.”

    Library Journal

  • “Fans of Tim Gunn and his television programs Project Runway and Under the Gunn are sure to enjoy listening to this audiobook, read by the author himself. Any other narrator would be entirely gauche! Gunn isn’t a performer, and his narrating style isn’t conversational—he’s definitely reading from his written material. Yet he’s authentic with his well-known, distinct voice and speaking mannerisms. His candid reminiscences about his experiences as a teacher are interspersed with quotes from various people about their favorite teachers. He also dishes out behind-the-scenes details on his TV shows and various fashion celebrities.”


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About the Author

Tim Gunn, author and beloved pop culture icon, is best known as the Emmy Award–winning host of Project Runway. He also hosted two seasons of his own Bravo makeover series, Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style, and was the host of the reality television series Under the Gunn.