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Karamo: My Story of Embracing Purpose, Healing, and Hope Hardcover – March 5, 2019
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When Karamo Brown first auditioned for the casting directors of Netflix’s Queer Eye, he knew he wouldn’t win the role of culture expert by discussing art and theater. Instead he decided to redefine what “culture” could—and should—mean 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—it’s 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 South in predominantly white neighborhoods and attended an HBCU (Historically Black College/University); he was trained as a social worker and psychotherapist; he overcame personal issues of colorism, 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 one 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 it’s imperative that you figure out why you haven’t done so in twenty years so you 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 mind-sets, heal emotionally, and move forward to live our best lives.
Karamo shows us the way.
"During every episode of Queer Eye, there’s at least one touching moment where Karamo Brown drops some serious wisdom about self-love and makes everybody cry. His moving memoir about overcoming adversity captures that feeling in book form.” ― HelloGiggles
“Queer Eye's cultural expert Karamo Brown tells his life story — and gives fans a delicious behind-the-scenes look at the taping of the feel-good Netflix series — in his new memoir.” ― Bustle
“Truly, truly fascinating.” ― Trevor Noah on The Daily Show
"Brown is candid and warm in all the ways his fans will expect. He relates a childhood filled with both love and trauma, his journey through anger problems and addiction, the stops and starts in creating a career that fit, and his unexpected path to fatherhood. Even his story's happy ending, a hit show and an upcoming wedding, is addressed with introspection. Brown states his passion for helping others find the language to communicate their emotions; readers will appreciate his openheartedness in sharing his own.” ― Booklist
"A powerful story of a young, gay black man’s fight to gain self-empowerment and healing." ― Publishers Weekly
"Fans will flock to this sincere memoir and its thoughtful advice." ― Library Journal
About the Author
- Publisher : Gallery Books (March 5, 2019)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 304 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1982111976
- ISBN-13 : 978-1982111977
- Item Weight : 1.05 pounds
- Dimensions : 6 x 1 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #391,956 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I love Queer Eye. I love the Fab 5. My life is better because Karamo, Bobby, Tan, Jonathan and Antoni are in it, but I gotta admit Karamo became my favorite as soon as the show started. His advice, positivism and encouragement, are inspiring and so important. Of course as soon as I saw he was publishing a book, I HAD TO GET IT and read it.
Karamo's story was so much more than I expected. If you've watched Queer Eye, you see he is a positive guy who believes in speaking out, expressing our feelings and taking care of our mental health. I would've never guessed everything he went through before the show.
I don't want to get into details because you've got to read this book and find out everything from his own words. But his life was no easy. He lived tough moments and yet, he's managed to grow, learn and thrive.
He is truly a genuine example of what an empathic human being is. Instead of saying, 'I went through bad times, you should, too', he says, 'I went through bad times and I want to help you. I WILL help you so you can do better, because you deserve it'.
I loved loved loved this book. And I love love love Karamo. Thank you for sharing your story with us.
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The four stars are because it was a lot more harrowing that I expected, i got it to relax and it is not that kind of book!
I definitely recommend it.
The seller (betterworldbooks) didn't specify that the book would arrive with no jacket and with huge stains on the cover, so I was disappointed as I didn't consider this to be "used but good condition". I contacted the seller but they didn't respond. Therefore I wouldn't recommend buying from betterworldbooks.