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Tim Gunn

The Natty Professor: A Master Class on Mentoring, Motivating, and Making It Work!

Tim Gunn

Hardcover

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Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (10/6/2015)
Compact Disc (3/24/2015)
MP3 CD (3/24/2015)

Description

A timeless book of lessons on mentorship, teaching, and learning from New York Times bestselling author Tim Gunn, host of the Emmy Award–nominated Project Runway and the reality show Under the Gunn.

Tim Gunn, America’s favorite reality TV cohost, is known for his kind but firm approach in providing wisdom, guidance, and support to the scores of design hopefuls on Project Runway. Having begun his fashion career as a teacher at Parsons The New School for Design, Tim knows more than a thing or two about mentorship and how to convey invaluable pearls of wisdom in an approachable, accessible manner.

While Gunn’s Golden Rules showcased Tim “as life coach,” imparting lessons based on his personal experiences, Tim Gunn: The Natty Professor will focus on Tim “as teacher.” Divided into sections on common themes—leadership, curiosity, diversity, understanding, empathy—this practical, timely book takes us on a journey through life lessons and uses Tim’s own personal experiences, from the classroom to the therapist’s office, to illustrate larger concepts. Each chapter will end with a “life assignment,” where Tim challenges you to apply the lessons you’ve learned in practical mentoring or teaching situations.

So grab a pencil and start taking notes: class is officially in session!


Praise For Tim Gunn: The Natty Professor: A Master Class on Mentoring, Motivating, and Making It Work!

Praise for Tim Gunn: The Natty Professor

"Tim Gunn's done it again but this time he's going to surprise you because he goes places you didn't realize he's been. His lessons, his intuitiveness, his empathy—Tim Gunn at his best. Give it a read, you won't be sorry. Lessons for all!"
— Whoopi Goldberg

“This book is as smart and fashionable as Tim Gunn himself, and it's teeming with surprising, moving, and often hilarious stories about teaching, learning, and life. I loved it!”
— Bette Midler

“There is a reason Tim Gunn is so beloved. Who else are you going to take advice from if not the consummate gentleman? Tim is the best—and he knows what he’s talking about!”
— Heidi Klum

Praise for Tim Gunn's Fashion Bible

"Tim Gunn is fun and chatty, but most of all he is incredibly knowledgable and informed!"
— Diane von Furstenberg

“Tim Gunn’s Fashion Bible is a must-have for discerning fashionistas. Not only is it packed with fun facts from the whole of fashion history, but it is a rollicking good read and, in many places, laugh-out-loud funny. Gunn combines acerbic wit with disarming charm—a rare combination—such that we don’t realize how much we learn from the book. Beware: he may be unforgiving when it comes to a favorite style—but you can’t help feeling he’s right.”
— Kathryn Earle, Head of Visual Arts Publishing at Bloomsbury

“Rich with photos, this book combines Gunn's signature brand of sassy wisdom with a smart and entertaining journey through the history of fashion--no item in the closet is left uncovered…. Gunn makes this history of fashion more than just another lesson about fabrics and dyes--for him, it's the people and the culture that bring the items we wear into sharper focus; in fact, Gunn states that "the primary purpose of this book is to give your clothes more significance." …. Numerous cultural tidbits, fantastic images, and sartorial wisdom from one of fashion's most respected gurus make this a must-read for "everyone who gets dressed in the morning, not just an elite crew in Manhattan."

"[Gunn's] expertise is very up to the minute, and while this book is a valuable guide for today, it will also reflect well historically on our current styles in decades to come."

Gallery Books, 9781476780061, 272pp.

Publication Date: March 24, 2015



About the Author

Beloved pop culture icon and New York Times bestselling author Tim Gunn is best known as the Emmy Award–winning host of Project Runway. He also hosted two seasons of his own Bravo makeover series, Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style, and was the host of the reality TV series Under the Gunn.