So put down that bag of Pirate’s Booty and pick up this fierce and fabulous book. From slimming jaunts through Capri in the evening to an intrepid “Bear” hunt (if you have to ask, you have to read this book and find out for yourself), Gay Men Don’t Get Fat is the ultimate approach to a glamorous lifestyle—plus, you are guaranteed to laugh away the pounds!
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
What People are Saying About This
Praise for GAY MEN DON’T GET FAT by Simon Doonan:
"Simon Doonan is one funny gay nugget."
"If I were really short, gay, and way funnier than I am now, I would try to pass myself off as Simon Doonan."
"Simon Doonan is the Auntie Mame every up-and-coming future legend should have, the gay best friend who always gives it to you straight."
"Simon writes like a lethal combo of Robert Benchley and Dorothy Parker. I laughed so hard while reading this book I nearly split my Spanx."
"The most un-tragic book about being gay ever written."
"Dining with Mr. Doonan is like lunching with the 'Jersey Shore'-era grandnephew of Oscar Wilde....there are times when his thoughts on the sexual orientation of food can be unexpectedly eye-opening."
—Jeff Gordinier, The New York Times
"[D]eliciously mischievous wit...Doonan is the David Sedaris of the style universe."
—Christopher Muther, The Boston Globe
“[Gay Men Don’t Get Fat] will certainly have you laughing until your sides hurt.”
—Alyssa Vingan, Marie Claire
“In addition to educating those not-in-the-know, Doonan regales readers with tongue-in-cheek commentary and witchy barbs that bespeak a more militant Joan Rivers.”
“The sense of humor … is matched by a very real motivation to empower women.”
—Kerry Pieri, Harper's Bazaar
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Superficial like all his other writing, not very interesting, much of the time NOT funny either. I wish I had gone with my first instincts and not bought the book.
I love all of Simon's other books, and I was pleasantly surprised to see that he had a new book. This book, a take-off of "French Women Don't Get Fat" is full of Simon's snarky humor as he imparts his wisdom on how to live a fabulous life. Don't read this book expecting a guide to losing weight. Instead, read it prepared to laugh out loud at Simon's sense of humor as he laments the state of the wardrobes and lives of most straight women. Prepare to take a time trip as Simon visits his past in London and New York in the 1970's, all the way to the present, where he is the "reigning Queen" of Barney's New York. Like his previous books, this one is a jewel, and is not to be missed.
Spend your money on something else
Next result. Fuq me at next result.
Simon Doonan is my favorite essayist, so much so that I ended my NY Observer subscription when they changed their format and stopped publishing his columns. As always, his descriptions and commentary are so witty you will laugh out loud. For those of you who might be confused by the title, it's not a diet book. But if you care as much as gay men do about appearance and esthetics, you will not be fat.
This is a cute book