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Karamo : my story of embracing purpose, healing, and hope / Karamo, Brown.

By: Brown, Karamo [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelSoundPublisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2019Edition: Unabridged.Description: 289 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: spoken word Media type: audio Carrier type: audio discISBN: 9781471185076 (pbk.).Subject(s): Brown, Karamo | African American television personalities -- Biography | African American gay men -- Biography | Queer eye for the straight guy (Television program) | Television personalities -- United States -- BiographyGenre/Form: Autobiographies. | Audiobooks. | Autobiographies. | Audiobooks. | Biographies.DDC classification: 791.45028092 BRO
Contents:
Chapter one. What's in a name? Chapter two. The pain of colorism Chapter three. God is love Chapter four. Overcoming the legacy of abuse Chapter five. Coming clean Chapter six. A dream deferred Chapter seven. Fatherhood Chapter eight. Hopes for the future Chapter nine. Queer eye Conclusion.
Read by the author.Summary: An insightful, candid, and inspiring memoir from Karamo Brown--Queer Eye's beloved culture expert--as he shares his story for the first time, exploring how the challenges in his own life have allowed him to forever transform the lives of those in need. When Karamo Brown first auditioned for the casting directors of Netflixs Queer Eye, he knew he wouldnt win the role of culture expert by discussing art and theatre. Instead he decided to redefine what (3z(Bculture(3y(B couldand shouldmean for the show. He took a risk and declared, "I am culture." Karamo believes that culture is so much more than art museums and the ballet - its how people feel about themselves and others, how they relate to the world around them, and how their shared labels, burdens, and experiences affect their daily lives in ways both subtle and profound. Seen through this lens, Karamo is culture: his family is Jamaican and Cuban; he was raised in the American South in predominantly white neighbourhoods and attended an HBCU (Historically Black College/​University); he was trained as a social worker and psychotherapist; he overcame personal issues of colourism, physical and emotional abuse, alcohol and drug addiction, and public infamy; he is a proud and dedicated gay single father of two boys, one biological and the other adopted. It is by discussing deep subjects like these, he feels, that the makeovers on the show can attain their full, lasting meaning. Styling your hair and getting new clothes and furniture are important, but its also important that you work out why you havent done so in twenty years - doing that can truly change your life. In this eye-opening and moving memoir, Karamo reflects on his lifelong education. It comprises every adversity he has overcome, as well as the lessons he has learned along the way. It is only by exploring our difficulties and having the hard conversations - with ourselves and one another - that we are able to adjust our mindsets, heal emotionally, and move forward to live our best lives.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Chapter one. What's in a name?
Chapter two. The pain of colorism
Chapter three. God is love
Chapter four. Overcoming the legacy of abuse
Chapter five. Coming clean
Chapter six. A dream deferred
Chapter seven. Fatherhood
Chapter eight. Hopes for the future
Chapter nine. Queer eye
Conclusion.

Read by the author.

An insightful, candid, and inspiring memoir from Karamo Brown--Queer Eye's beloved culture expert--as he shares his story for the first time, exploring how the challenges in his own life have allowed him to forever transform the lives of those in need.
When Karamo Brown first auditioned for the casting directors of Netflixs Queer Eye, he knew he wouldnt win the role of culture expert by discussing art and theatre. Instead he decided to redefine what (3z(Bculture(3y(B couldand shouldmean for the show. He took a risk and declared, "I am culture." Karamo believes that culture is so much more than art museums and the ballet - its how people feel about themselves and others, how they relate to the world around them, and how their shared labels, burdens, and experiences affect their daily lives in ways both subtle and profound. Seen through this lens, Karamo is culture: his family is Jamaican and Cuban; he was raised in the American South in predominantly white neighbourhoods and attended an HBCU (Historically Black College/​University); he was trained as a social worker and psychotherapist; he overcame personal issues of colourism, physical and emotional abuse, alcohol and drug addiction, and public infamy; he is a proud and dedicated gay single father of two boys, one biological and the other adopted. It is by discussing deep subjects like these, he feels, that the makeovers on the show can attain their full, lasting meaning. Styling your hair and getting new clothes and furniture are important, but its also important that you work out why you havent done so in twenty years - doing that can truly change your life. In this eye-opening and moving memoir, Karamo reflects on his lifelong education. It comprises every adversity he has overcome, as well as the lessons he has learned along the way. It is only by exploring our difficulties and having the hard conversations - with ourselves and one another - that we are able to adjust our mindsets, heal emotionally, and move forward to live our best lives.

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