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Over the Top | Jonathan Van Ness
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Karkar
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This was great on audio. JVN reads the book and I am not sure if I would have liked it as much if someone else had read it. JVN had quite a hard past - lots of trigger warnings. But he came out on top and continues to make strides to overcome his battles.

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Maike
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„Would you still love me if you knew all my parts?” Hell yes, Jonathan, you fabulous queen ❤️

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MellieAntoinette
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This is a #blameitonlitsy find, as Id never heard of JVN, and...

She is ADORABLE!! Ironic the core question at the heart of this memoir is, would you still love me if you knew all my parts? I have no idea, Jackie, who are you?!? Mystery solved - love, squish, whole 9 yards!

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Olivia306
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Perfect cosy Sunday afternoon. 🤓 Also, I betrayed by tea cup with hot chocolate (a new recipe) but I can‘t find it in me to feel sorry one bit. 😊 Also, the book is really great so far, I can almost hear Jonathan‘s voice narrating it.

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Vcollinilibrarian
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Yes yes and yes! It was really a joy to read this book, so fun and honest. It Felt like he didn‘t hold anything back, and it kept me hooked from first to last page!

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Woodsangel
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I LOVE JVN. He‘s so inspirational and he really tells his truth in this very open memoir. It‘s crazy how we are the same age and yet he has lived so much more than me. He had me laughing in the first chapter.

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Kempfme
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Love JVN. Great memories of trauma and success. You need to listen to his podcast “Getting Curious”

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Melismatic
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Honey! Two books down and just shy of 3 hrs in to #24b4monday #scarathon edition!

Do you need to be a fan of JVN to enjoy this? Perhaps, but if you don‘t know him, watch one episode of Netflix‘s Queer Eye and try to *not* love him. He‘s the best. I had the pleasure of meeting him once 2 years ago or so not long after the show launched — the sweetest.

Pure positiva diva. 🥰🙌🏻
Let‘s go, #TeamStoker! 💪🏻 Not on theme but still fun.

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 3w
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SassyPants617
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Just picked this up today! Can‘t wait to get started 🤓

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marleed
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Oh my gosh, these five fabulous queer eye men are the embodiment of goodness and light. Even when they individually let us in on darker moments they teach us how to love and forgive our own messy selves. I hear them speak and I just want to step out into the universe and love people a little more. ...And gosh it would be awesome to hang out with JVN and talk my favorite 90s figure skaters!

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BlameJennyJane
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Oh, JVN delivered! It is clear he invested his heart and soul into this autobiography. If you know JVN you know he is fun and wild but he goes deep into the land of #struggstofunc and lays it ALL out. It isn‘t all cotton candy and top buns. It includes being a victim of sexual abuse and sex + drug addiction (beware of possible triggers). But there is ice skating and the Fab Five and ultimately, triumph. Thank you JVN, you gorgeous little queen. 🥰

Cinfhen Great review 💚 1mo
BlameJennyJane @Cinfhen thanks bunches! 😊 1mo
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Kalalalatja
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Do I love Jonathan Van Ness? Yas Queen!
Is this a literary masterpiece? Nope.
Did I enjoy it? Absolutely!

I will admit, the book felt a bit rushed, and I would have loved getting to know JVN more. It felt like the “highlights” (although, not all that positive), more than an in-depth-get-to-know-me book. Which is fair, I can respect his privacy, but it left me wanting more.

mklong Perfect review! 2mo
saresmoore Yes, agreed, @mklong ! 🙌 2mo
DivineDiana Love Jonathan! ❤️ (edited) 2mo
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Wife
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Yes, JVN is Over the Top! But he is genuine and charming and funny and positive. I appreciate his desire to help others. His discussion on HIV was a concise and understandable update on current treatment and prognosis. He does talk about his mom‘s love and support when he was struggling with self-destructive behaviors-She sounds like superwoman to me!

I have tickets to see him when he‘s in #Detroit next month. Can‘t wait 😬! 4/5🤩s

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TheBookAddict
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Yestetday I started and finished listening to this heartbreaking and uplifting memoir by JVN. I love Queer Eye even though I cry while watching every episode. The Fab 5 are wonderful individuals who do so much for others. JVN is open and honest about his struggles, accomplishments, and aspirations in this memoir. I definitely love her more after listening to this. Yes queen, do you!!!💕💕💕 #JVN #QueerEye #diversebooks #LGBTQ #QueerBooks #memoir

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Rachel.Rencher
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Happy Sunday! Winston loves it when Lucas and I are home all day. He gets really mellow and snuggly, but his big fluffy head blocks my book. I moved him aside, and then he literally put his paws on the cover so I couldn't open it. 😂 I love this little guy.

valeriegeary ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
Hooked_on_books Aren‘t dogs the best? 🐶💙 2mo
Rachel.Rencher @Hooked_on_books There's nothing better 🤗❤ 2mo
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shaynarae
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I have a rule that I will never give a memoir anything other than 👍 because someone‘s life story isn‘t mine to judge. I admire JVN so much that I couldn‘t wait to pick up his book. It is definitely a celebrity memoir, so the quality was not really to my taste. However, the honesty and message of embracing the self was great. His discussion of being HIV positive was so incredible, and a refreshing update from my 1990s education.

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Rachel.Rencher
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JVN's book dedication ❤

Branwen This is so perfect and beautiful! 😍 2mo
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Jas16
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I unabashedly love Queer Eye. Watching every episode and ugly crying is like therapy for me.That said I wasn‘t sure if I wanted to read any of the recently released memoirs until this one. Jonathan relates his journey to become the empathetic soul that comes through on screen with humor and without flinching away from the many severe mistakes that he made along the way. This book was brave and moving and only made me love him more.

Jas16 I highly recommend the audio version. 2mo
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SiriGuruDevSingh
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Such a heart-wrenching, beautiful journey to Gorgeous Self Love! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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JoScho
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If you love QE and JVN then this book is a must. I did it in audio because of course I wanted to hear it in his voice. While there are many funny parts, there are so many honest, vulnerable, and open parts that make me love him even more. Loved it so much.

Prairiegirl_reading Agreed!! He is just adorable. ❤️ 2mo
taraWritesSci Oh my word, I love the joy he brings! The best cheerleader of our times. 2mo
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Rachel.Rencher
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The best part of being home sick today was that I was here to get JVN's new book in the mail. 😍😍 I'm so excited to read this. He's easily my favorite reality star of all time.

Melismatic Ahh! I put a hold out for it at the library. He came into my old job last year and was so so nice! I‘m obsessed. 2mo
Rachel.Rencher @Melismatic You got to meet him?! I'm so jealous 2mo
Melismatic @Rachel.Rencher just in passing but I was mad my phone was upstairs by my desk lol 2mo
lauren.lerner I am not a big reader of memoirs but this is one I‘m actually looking forward to! About to put the audio and print copies on hold at my library! 2mo
Prairiegirl_reading I got this one on audio because I knew I wanted to hear it in his voice. I was finished in two days. 😍 2mo
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minniermouse
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I have been waiting for this for sooooo long. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Foxtails915
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When one of your favorites drops a book, it jumps to the front of the audiobook queue.

Clwojick Yesss!!! I hope my library gets this audiobook soon!!! 2mo
JoScho I only have like 30 minutes left and I don‘t want it to end. 2mo
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cjpend
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Such voice! An inspiring, authentic story of self love and having the courage to live truthfully. I couldn‘t put it down, it was so much fun to read!

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BlameJennyJane
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It‘s a D.E.A.R. day! Drive EVERYTHING and read Jonathan Van Ness‘ new release! We‘re going to have a Steel Magnolias moment!

#YasQueen #QueerEye #JVN #DEAR

JoScho Strugs to func with this audiobook in my life! 2mo
BlameJennyJane @JoScho lmao 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 2mo
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JoScho
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I have been saving my audible credit and pre-ordered this one. It was a bit like waking up on Christmas morning!

Sace I love that cover! 2mo
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Natilovesbooks
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So excited to finally read this!

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Rachel.Rencher
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I just pre-ordered JVN's memoir. 😍 I knew he'd been through some heavy stuff, but nothing like what he described in the interview regarding his book. I just love him and his strength, and I cannot wait to read this.

EKonrad Excited to read this one too! He‘s my fave! 😊 2mo
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TrishB
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#overmyshoulder #ayupaugust
My daughter loves this programme and usually ends up crying her eyes out at each episode! She has all the books so far on audible and I‘m sure she‘ll get this too.

Cathythoughts Great pic 3mo
Velvetfur I've never heard of this guy but I love that pic! 3mo
Reggie https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Ig4kbS05zBQ I haven‘t watched him in anything but this series and I thought this was hilarious because RR Martin shows up in the end in the most hilarious of ways. 3mo
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TrishB @Reggie that was hilarious -😂😂 thanks! 3mo
TrishB @Velvetfur if you get the chance to watch Queer Eye- go for it, it‘s great. 3mo
squirrelbrain I looove Queer Eye -I haven‘t started the new series yet though, because if I start it then it will be nearly finished...! Yes, I am slightly crackers! 3mo
Velvetfur @TrishB Ah I've heard of that, my sister said it's great! 👍 3mo
squirrelbrain Just watched that vid @Reggie - so funny! (And I‘ve never watched GoT! 😬) 3mo
Reggie @squirrelbrain me neither but I got caught up in the hype of the last season and stumbled upon this. Glad you and TrishB liked it.😊 3mo
Schmieds Whenever I put Queer Eye on my husband says something like "oh are we crying tonight then?" I love it. @squirrelbrain I am all about delaying it so that it doesn't end! 3mo
TrishB @Schmieds you know it‘s going to happen! 3mo
Kalalalatja Love Jonathan and the rest of the Queer Eye guys, but I don‘t know if I want to read their books. I definitely need to see some more reviews! 3mo
TrishB @Kalalalatja I haven‘t read any of them so cant say what they‘re like, I enjoy the show too! My daughter loves them but I don‘t think she is critiquing them from a literary perspective. 3mo
MicheleinPhilly They are currently filming the next season here! If I spot any of them, I‘ll take pictures for your daughter. ☺️ 3mo
TrishB @MicheleinPhilly oh cool 👍🏻 that would be brilliant 😘 3mo
Cinfhen Niki told me I need to binge watch the series one day, but so far I haven‘t felt compelled😜 That video is hilarious @Reggie xx 3mo
Cinfhen That‘s awesome @MicheleinPhilly 3mo
TrishB @Cinfhen it‘s a really nice thing to watch, light relief- even if you do have a little cry! 3mo
marleed I love this show. It‘s filled with so much goodness. It gives me hope. (On a side note, they filmed S3 in KC, my new couch I posted yesterday came from a little boutique shop they visited while filming. I wish they‘d come see that couch in my place!) 3mo
TrishB @marleed I agree, it‘s filled with goodness and acceptance 😁 and I love your couch ♥️ 3mo
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swishandflick
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Yaaaaaaas, can you believe?! Love JVN, haha ❤️

Graciouswarriorprincess I love him! 9mo
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