Queer Eye for the Straight Guy: The Fab 5's Guide to Looking Better, Cooking Better, Dressing Better, Behaving Better and Living Better

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Following on from the hit US television series, the QUEER EYE book teaches men how to refine their own styles without throwing away their entire wardrobe or spending a fortune. Their essential 'make better' advice focuses on easy but lasting lifestyle transformations. From Kyan's instructions on how often to wash your hair to Carson's explanation of why shirts are the new ties, from Ted's strategies for ordering wine and Thom's suggestions on a better bathroom to Jai's hints on shaking hands, QUEER EYE is filled with clear, direct advice on the issues that confront every man. They advise on how to buy jeans, suits and jackets, what to wear when it says black tie, the classics every man should own, the best grooming products and quick fixes for the flat - all done in a lighthearted and entertaining way. QUEER EYE, the book, has more advice than could ever fit in the television show and is guaranteed to turn any frog into a prince charming.

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Imagine this: Five eminently stylish and hilariously witty gay men -- authoritative experts in food and wine, grooming, decorating, fashion, and culture -- invade your life, assess your strengths and weaknesses, and, in the course of a day, make you better dressed, better groomed, better mannered, and a better cook, living in a better home. All of this is painless (unless you have a really egregious body-hair situation), liberating, and downright fun.

This is what Queer Eye for the Straight Guy does each week on one of the hottest TV shows in memory, as the Fab 5 -- Ted Allen, Kyan Douglas, Thom Filicia, Carson Kressley, and Jai Rodriguez -- turn an everyman frog into an every-girl's-dream prince. And this is what the book offers: the essential "make better" advice from each of the Fab 5. Just like the show, the book focuses on easy but lasting lifestyle transformation -- the tasks, the projects, the modest purchases, and, most important, the new attitudes that immediately make a noticeable difference.

From Kyan's instructions on how often to wash your hair to Carson's explanation of why shirts are the new ties, from Ted's strategies for ordering wine and Thom's suggestions on a better bathroom to Jai's hints on shaking hands, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy is filled with clear, direct advice on the issues that confront every man. But Queer Eye doesn't try to make you dress like Carson or dance like Jai; it's about teaching you how to refine your own personal style, without throwing away your entire closet and buying a whole new everything. It's about helping you realize the best expression of yourself -- the real you.

Queer Eye introduces men to the rewards that women -- and a lot of gay men -- have long reaped by thinking about the day-to-day details that make them look better, feel better, and get more out of life. Many straight men have long felt that these subjects are not for them. Nothing could be sillier. In this book, the Fab 5 sets them straight (so to speak).

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About the Author:

Ted Allen, food and wine connoisseur, is a contributing editor at ESQUIRE. Kyan Douglas, grooming guru, is a stylist for television and magazines. Thom Filicia, design doctor, is a top US interior designer. Carson Kressley, fashion savant, is an independent stylist who has worked at Polo Ralph Lauren. Jai Rodriguez, culture vulture, is an actor, singer and dancer who has appeared on and off Broadway. Grooming guru, has worked in salons and as a stylist for television and magazines in the USA. Design Doctor, named one of the top 100 designers in the USA by 'House Beautiful'. Independent stylist and fashion savant who has worked at Polo Ralph Lauren. Actor, singer, dancer and general culture vulture who has appeared on and off Broadway.

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