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Publisher Description

An insightful, inspiring, “candid and warm” (Booklist) memoir from Karamo Brown—beloved culture expert from Netflix’s Queer Eye—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 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.”

After all, Karamo believes culture is 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.

In “this soul-soothing memoir” (O, The Oprah Magazine), 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.

“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).

Biographies & Memoirs
March 5
Gallery Books

Customer Reviews

irisicecream ,

So good guys!!

I know this guys from queer eye!! I love your shoes so much!!

shuriyyyya ,


Very well written memoir, I feel like I have a clearer understanding of Karamo’s voice and experience as a person and one of the fab five. I appreciate his presence on queer eye and needed to learn more about him from his own words. I read this book each morning before starting my day and it’s had a partial help in getting me to think more positive. Thank you for sharing your journey with us. I’ll continue watching, to agree and disagree and to feel connected when nothing makes sense for me as a black trans person trying to maintain some level of optimism. Thank you Karamo, keep going !

Justin Morgan-Smith ,


As crazy as this sounds; I haven’t read the book yet but I already know it will be an amazing piece of work, per Karamo! Love this guy! He is always so positive and upbeat!

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