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Karamo Brown - Author

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Books by Karamo Brown

I Am Perfectly Designed

I Am Perfectly Designed

Author: Karamo Brown, Jason rachel Brown Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/12/2019

With tenderness and wit, this story captures the magic of building strong childhood memories. The Browns and Syed celebrate the special bond between parent and child with joy and flair...Syed's bright, cartoon illustrations enrich the tale with a meaningful message of kindness and inclusion. --Kirkus I Am Perfectly Designed is an exuberant celebration of loving who you are, exactly as you are, from Karamo Brown, the Culture Expert of Netflix's hit series Queer Eye, and Jason Brown--featuring illustrations by Anoosha Syed. In this empowering ode to modern families, a boy and his father take a joyful walk through the city, discovering all the ways in which they are perfectly designed for each other.

I Am Perfectly Designed

I Am Perfectly Designed

Author: Karamo Brown Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/11/2019

I Am Perfectly Designed is an empowering story about loving who you are, exactly as you are - and a celebration of the love between parent and child. From Karamo Brown, star of the hit Netflix series Queer Eye. Written by Karamo and his son Jason, this touching, funny story follows a boy and his father, as they spend the day together. Walking through the city, they chat about all the ways in which they are perfectly designed for each other. From playing in the park and eating ice-creams, to gazing at the moon, father and son think about all the fun things they've done together... and all the fun to come! Perfect for sharing together, this is a book for families of all kinds, everywhere.

Karamo My Story of Embracing Purpose, Healing and Hope

Karamo My Story of Embracing Purpose, Healing and Hope

Author: Karamo Brown Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/04/2019

`It's a book that tackles the awful without self-flagellation and the good without congratulation. It has the cool, considered air of a commencement speech, which feels like something Brown was born to do.' GQ 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 Netflix's Queer Eye, he knew he wouldn't win the role of culture expert by discussing art and theatre. 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 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 it's also important that you work out why you haven't 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. Karamo shows us the way.

Karamo My Story of Embracing Purpose, Healing and Hope

Karamo My Story of Embracing Purpose, Healing and Hope

Author: Karamo Brown Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/03/2019

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 Netflix's Queer Eye, he knew he wouldn't win the role of culture expert by discussing art and theatre. 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 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 it's also important that you work out why you haven't 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. Karamo shows us the way.