A timeless book of lessons on mentorship, teaching, and learning from New York Times bestselling author Tim Gunn, host of the Emmy Award–nominated Project Runway and the reality show Under the Gunn.
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—truth-telling, empathy, asking, cheerleading, and hoping for the best—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.
Says Bette Midler of Tim Gunn: The Natty Professor, “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!”
So grab a pencil and start taking notes: class is officially in session!
Beloved pop culture icon and New York Times bestselling author Tim Gunn 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 TV series Under the Gunn.
Publisher: Gallery Books (March 24, 2015)
Length: 272 pages
Praise for New York Times bestselling author Tim Gunn
"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
“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
“There is a reason Tim Gunn is so beloved. Who else are you going to take advice from if not the consummate gentleman? Tim is the best—and he knows what he’s talking about!”
– Heidi Klum
"Tim Gunn is fun and chatty, but most of all he is incredibly knowledgable and informed!"
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