Over the Top

Over the Top

A Raw Journey to Self-love

Downloadable Audiobook - 2019
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A laugh-and-cry-out-loud memoir from the beloved star of Netflix's Queer Eye, Jonathan Van Ness, sharing never before told, deeply personal stories of growing up gay, transforming pain into positivity, and embracing what makes you gorgeously different. Who gave Jonathan Van Ness permission to be the radiant human he is today? No one, honey. The truth is, it hasn't always been gorgeous for this beacon of positivity and joy. Before he stole our hearts as the grooming and self-care expert on Netflix's hit show Queer Eye, Jonathan was growing up in a small Midwestern town that didn't understand why he was so . . . over the top. From choreographed carpet figure skating routines to the unavoidable fact that he was Just. So. Gay., Jonathan was an easy target and endured years of judgement, ridicule and trauma—yet none of it crushed his uniquely effervescent spirit. Over the Top uncovers the pain and passion it took to end up becoming the model of self-love and acceptance that Jonathan is today. In this revelatory, raw, and rambunctious memoir, Jonathan shares never-before-told secrets and reveals sides of himself that the public has never seen. JVN fans may think they know the man behind the stiletto heels, the crop tops, and the iconic sayings, but there's much more to him than meets the Queer Eye. You'll laugh, you'll cry, and you'll come away knowing that no matter how broken or lost you may be, you're a Kelly Clarkson song, you're strong, and you've got this.
Publisher: [S.I.] : HarperAudio, 2019.
ISBN: 9780062906403
Branch Call Number: eAUDIO OVERDRI
Additional Contributors: TBD
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Queer Eye's Jonathan Van Ness gets real in this highly personal memoir. With his infectious enthusiasm he's the "spirit animal" of many fans of the show.


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Chapel_Hill_KristenS Oct 11, 2020

I loved learning more about Jonathan, his struggles, breakthroughs, and triumphs. I recommend listening to this as an audiobook, as JVN's narration is a treat to listen to.

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WoodneathTaylor
Jul 29, 2020

Are you feeling down because we're in the middle of a global pandemic? I highly recommend downloading this audio book right now and letting the voice of Jonathan enter your ears and give you hope, laughter, joy, and so much gorgeous sass.

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BiblioMolly16
Mar 26, 2020

A super honest and emotional backstory to a delightful TV personality. A quick listen read by the author -- who cuts through heavy moments with inspiring levels of humor!

FPL_Amy Mar 15, 2020

The audiobook is read by the author and reads like a conversation. Fans of Queer Eye will discover a new side to the effervescent Jonathan Van Ness that will make them fall in love with him all over again.

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