Synopses & Reviews
On the runway of life, Tim Gunn is the perfect life coach. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andnbsp;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Youand#8217;ve watched him mentor talented designers on the hit television show andlt;Iandgt;Project Runwayandlt;/Iandgt;. Now the inimitable Tim Gunn shares his personal secrets for and#8220;making it workand#8221;and#8212;in your career, relationships, and life. Filled with delightfully dishy stories of fashionand#8217;s greatest divas, behind-the-scenes glimpses of andlt;Iandgt;Runwayandlt;/Iandgt;and#8217;s biggest drama queens, and never-before-revealed insights into Timand#8217;s private life, andlt;Iandgt;Gunnand#8217;s Golden Rules andlt;/Iandgt;is like no other how-to book youand#8217;ve ever read.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andnbsp;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;In the world according to Tim, there are no shortcuts to success. Hard work, creativity, and skill are just the beginning. By following eighteen tried-and-true principles, you can apply Timand#8217;s rules to anything you set your mind to. Youand#8217;ll learn why Tim frowns on displays of bad behavior, like the vitriolic outburst by Martha Stewartand#8217;s daughter about her motherand#8217;s name-brand merchandise. Youand#8217;ll discover the downfalls of divadom as he describes andlt;Iandgt;Vogueandlt;/Iandgt;and#8217;s Andrand#233; Leon Talley being hand-fed grapes and Anna Wintour being carried downstairs by her bodyguards. And youand#8217;ll get Timand#8217;s view on the backstabbing by one designer on andlt;Iandgt;Project Runway andlt;/Iandgt;and how it brilliantly backfired.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andnbsp;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Then there are his down-to-earth guidelines for making life betterand#8212;for yourself and othersand#8212;in small and large ways, especially in an age that favors comfort over politeness, ease over style. Texting at the dinner table? Wearing shorts to the theater? Not in Timand#8217;s book. Living a well-mannered life of integrity and character is hard work, he admits, but the rewards are many: being a good friend, being glamorous and attractive, and being a successand#8212; much like Tim himself!andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andnbsp;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;He is never one to mince words. But Tim Gunn is always warm, witty, wise, and wonderfully supportiveand#8212; just the mentor you need to design a happy, creative, and fulfilling life that will never go out of style.
“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!”
About the Author
Beloved pop culture icon and andlt;iandgt;New York Timesandlt;/iandgt; bestselling author Tim Gunn is best known as the Emmy Awardandndash;winning host of andlt;iandgt;Project Runwayandlt;/iandgt;. He also hosted two seasons of his own Bravo makeover series, andlt;iandgt;Tim Gunnandrsquo;s Guide to Styleandlt;/iandgt;, and was the host of the reality TV series andlt;iandgt;Under the Gunnandlt;/iandgt;.