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Naturally Tan

A Memoir
Narrated by: Tan France
Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (48 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Naturally Tan written and read by Tan France. 

In this heartfelt, funny, touching memoir, Tan France, star of Netflix’s Emmy award-winning Queer Eye, tells his origin story for the first time. With his trademark wit, humour and radical compassion, Tan reveals what it was like to grow up gay in a traditional South Asian family, as one of the few people of colour in South Yorkshire. He illuminates his winding journey of coming of age, finding his voice (and style!) and happily marrying the love of his life - a Mormon cowboy from Salt Lake City. 

Humorous and poignant personal essays are peppered with style advice, funny lists and the truisms that Tan has accumulated in his journey from South Yorkshire to Netflix. 

In Tan's own words, 'The book is meant to spread joy, personal acceptance and most of all understanding. Each of us is living our own private journey, and the more we know about each other, the healthier and happier the world will be.'

©2019 Tan France (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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Phenomenal, funny, wise and touching.

This is probably one of the most entertaining books I've ever read/listened to. Tan has such a natural way of coming across to readers/listeners and he had me laughing the whole way through.

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  • YJ Goh
  • 09-10-2019

I knew I had to listen to it!

I love reading books but find myself spending a lot of time in the car, driving. Started listening to podcasts and this is my first audiobook! I already bought a signed copy but could not wait till it came in the mail. So.. hello instant gratification. It was a joy to listen to Tan narrate his story in his very distinct and delightful way. I laughed and cried... very touching and personal, shining light on discrimination and how normal gay marriage really is - Filled with love! Antoni’s guest appearance was such a treat too!

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  • Siew Wei
  • 20-06-2019

A great book to listen too instead of read

This is like having Tan talk to you 1 on 1. He shares a great deal of himself in the book.

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  • Darcie
  • 15-09-2019

I was hoping for more

I finished this book very quickly, however I won't be reading it again. I felt it lacked a certain depth which would have been more interesting, in my opinion, then the fashion hot takes that felt out of place in a memoir. It felt like a book only written after being approached with a book deal, as opposed to a story which needed to be told in this way. It wasn't awful, but it wasn't great either.

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  • Beth
  • 10-12-2019

Good account of the British Asian experience

Really conversational read - felt like a podcast (and not in a bad way!). so easy and fun to listen to. The only issue I had with it was the negativity. Tan can be a little bitchy and self righteous and it kinda bums you out a bit. I guess it's a raw account of his life though so I'm glad he spoke his truth!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 09-12-2019

Lovely and fantastic

So wonderful to hear the story of a South Asian who also is queer. Its hard to find representation in minority groups and relate in struggles. I also love his honesty and sassiness!!!

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  • Rana
  • 11-11-2019

Good pass time

I thought the book would focus more on Tans upbringing and his struggles instead it's like an overview of his life up until this point. listening to the audiobook just emphasises how lovely Tan is.

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  • Jacquie
  • 28-09-2019

Fantastic

I was surprised how much i love this book. I could relate on many topics Tan spoke about and that is rare. The book is interesting and very well narrated by Tan himself. Will be waiting for the next one

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  • Bd
  • 18-09-2019

Great!

Could not stop listening and found very opportunity to listen. Very disappointed when it finished

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 29-08-2019

Wow

I absolutely loved this, what an inspiring story. Go Tan! I really enjoyed learning about your life, read by you.

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  • kate
  • 18-08-2019

Beautiful

Beautiful, just like Tan.
A lovely, honest biography, well read and well written.
Tan is a pioneer in as far as he is an immigrant, has Pakistani roots, is gay and is in a mainstream TV show. This is such a strong message for everyone who is even just one of these things not to mention all of them.
His is not an easy life but he definitely worked hard on is dreams and deserves all the best. I was especially moved by his admission to the darkest times, which is very hard to talk about.
I am so glad Netflix found him because he is a stunning human and bright beacon of clever sass, beauty and the most delightful laugh.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 21-07-2019

Interesting read, nice to learn more about Tan.

I really enjoyed reading about the challenges Tan had when he was younger, and how despite that he became a success. Quite an inspiring read.

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  • Sprig
  • 07-07-2019

So good!

Honest, open and straight forward story. Life before and after Queer Eye. I love that there is no BS and he doesn’t pretend to be something he’s not.