(July 30, 2018—New York, NY) Scout Productions, the company behind Netflix’s Emmy Award®-nominated hit Queer Eye, and Clarkson Potter are proud to announce that, this fall, they will publish QUEER EYE: Love Yourself, Love Your Life, the only official book based on the series authored by the Fab Five themselves: Antoni Porowski, Karamo Brown, Jonathan Van Ness, Bobby Berk, and Tan France.
QUEER EYE: Love Yourself, Love Your Life is at once a behind-the-scenes exclusive, a practical guide to living and celebrating your best life, and a symbol of hope. In this book, readers will get to know Antoni, Tan, Jonathan, Bobby, and Karamo as they offer advice on taking your life from basic to beautiful, and let you in on their own unique stories through intimate tell-alls and looks behind the scenes. Then, together, the Fab Five guides readers through five practical chapters that go beyond their designated areas of expertise (food & wine, fashion, grooming, home decor, and culture), touching on topics like wellness, entertaining, and defining your personal brand, complete with bite-sized “Hip Tips” and “Five-Minute Make-Betters” for everyday quandaries. Above all, QUEER EYE aims to help readers create a happy and healthy life, rooted in self-love and authenticity.
The publication date is set for November 13, 2018. Amanda Englander, Executive Editor, Clarkson Potter, acquired North American rights. Scout Productions and Clarkson Potter also worked together on the 2004 book Queer Eye for the Straight Guy: The Fab 5’s Guide to Looking Better, Cooking Better, Dressing Better, Behaving Better, and Living Better.
Amanda Englander says, “Queer Eye is the right book at exactly the right time. At a cultural moment when we are all craving people to admire, it offers hope and acceptance. The way the Fab Five interact on the show makes you laugh and cry—all in a one-hour episode—and I knew we had to capture that on the page. What I love most is that the advice here isn’t meant to change you into someone different but, rather, enhance who you already are.”
“We wanted to give our fans a whole new way to experience Queer Eye,” says Joel Chiodi, Brand Development at Scout Productions. “This book is our love letter to them. It’s filled with all sorts of new Fab Five stories, interesting facts, and great photos while retaining the heart of our show.”
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About the Authors
Antoni Porowski is Queer Eye’s food expert. Having been the personal chef for Ted Allen, the food expert of the original Fab Five, he knows his way around a kitchen. Tan France is the resident fashion expert who hails from Great Britain. He is also the founder of the women’s fashion line Kingdom & State. Jonathan Van Ness is the show’s personal grooming expert known for his Funny or Die series Gay of Thrones and as the host of the biweekly podcast, Getting Curious. Texas-born Bobby Berk is the interior designer with his own self-titled design company specializing in hip, minimalist urban luxury designs. Karamo Brown, the culture expert, is a former social worker who has previously been seen on The Real World, Dr. Drew on Call, HuffPost Live, and Access Hollywood Live. He also founded 6in10, an organization that provides mental health support and education to the LGBTQ+ community. Together, they make up the Fab Five.
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Scout Productions is an Emmy and Academy Award-winning film and television production company that has produced and developed hundreds of hours of programming for networks and content providers such as Netflix, HBO, Showtime, ABC, CBS, NBC, MTV, HGTV, Bravo, ABC Family, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, and many more. From makeover to documentary, Scout has tackled a wide variety of genres while staying true to a central philosophy: creating interesting stories, well told.
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