Jonathan Van Ness
In Conversation with Chasten Buttigieg
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Over the Top and grooming expert on Netflix’s “Queer Eye” comes the candid and curious essay collection, Love That Story: Observations from a Gorgeously Queer Life.
In Over the Top, Van Ness shared how the incredibly difficult moments in their life, such as being diagnosed with HIV, have existed alongside great joy like becoming an amateur figure skater. These experiences taught them that, in order to thrive, they had to push past the fear of being their true self and get comfortable being uncomfortable.
In Love That Story, Van Ness takes a look at timely topics through the lens of instances that have required them to learn, grow, and back-handspring-layout to a better understanding of the world around them. From reflecting on grief to embracing body neutrality to examining white privilege, the essays dive deep to share the ways in which they’ve learned to embrace change, challenge internalized beliefs, and find compassion and confidence. Balancing the dark and the light with their signature humor, Van Ness also gives us permission to be the flawed, fabulous human we are—and to love our stories. Van Ness will be in conversation with Chasten Buttigieg, the New York Times bestselling author of I Have Something to Tell You.
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