Gay Men Don t Get Fat Simon Doonan knows that when it comes to style the gays are the chosen people A second anthropological truth comes to him midway through a turkey burger with no bun at an otherwise hetero barbecue D

  • Title: Gay Men Don't Get Fat
  • Author: Simon Doonan
  • ISBN: 9780399158735
  • Page: 445
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Simon Doonan knows that when it comes to style, the gays are the chosen people A second anthropological truth comes to him midway through a turkey burger with no bun, at an otherwise hetero barbecue Do the straight people have any idea how many calories are in the guacamole In this hilarious discourse on and guide to the well lived life, Doonan goes far beyond the secreSimon Doonan knows that when it comes to style, the gays are the chosen people A second anthropological truth comes to him midway through a turkey burger with no bun, at an otherwise hetero barbecue Do the straight people have any idea how many calories are in the guacamole In this hilarious discourse on and guide to the well lived life, Doonan goes far beyond the secrets to eating like the French he proves that gay men really are French women, from their delight in fashion, to their brilliant choices in accessories and decor, to their awe inspiring ability to limit calorie intake A Gucci wearing Margaret Mead at heart, Doonan offers his own inimitable life experiences and uncanny insights into makes gay people driven to live every day feeling their best, and proves that they have just as much and possibly better wisdom, advice, and inspiration beyond the same old diet and exercise tips.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

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    1. On finishing this book, I spent a good 5min. trying to figure out what the point of it was (title aside). I then spent another 5min. thinking about that thin comedic line between stereotyping a group in a charming, catty way and flat-out demeaning or bashing them, and whether or not Doonan ever crossed that line, or just minced dangerously close to it for 254pp. Then I realized I'd actually just spent 10min. trying to deconstruct a frosted cupcake of a self-help book by Simon Doonan that comes w [...]

    2. Reading Simon Doonan’s Gay Men Don’t Get Fat felt as if I were sitting at a corner table in a chic lounge in Manhattan with my best bff chatting, gossiping and trading stories, advice and laughter over several martinis. Love, love, loved it!I’ve read several reviews on this site critiquing this book and I find most of them just don’t get it. Yes, it does promote stereotypes and is a bit on the snobby fashion cognoscenti side, but the gay world does have effeminate, snobby, opinionated fa [...]

    3. I picked this one up at the library because, well, it was pink. I just love pink! The title caught my eye, what with my being a former fag hag and all. Mr. Doonan is absolutely hysterical! There is no subject he won't touch upon. I really laughed out loud while reading this!! I learned a lot, too. I learned about Bears and poofter essential literature and movies, fashion and lots of things never before dreamed of by a little old straight girl. Makes me want to go right out and read all his other [...]

    4. Simon Doonan is the most fabulous person I know. No, I don't know him personally but he is one of my bestest friends in my head. And do you know what best friends do? They give you advice. Advice on how to live as fabulously and stylishly as they do. As the long time creative director at Barney's (his window displays are legendary), Doonan is highly qualified to give us a tour through gay life and show us what we are doing wrong. Yes, there is a book called French Women Don't Get Fat that eschew [...]

    5. Simon Doonan's ability to observe closely and then word his observations with flamboyant wit makes this book a roller-coaster carnival. Whether he advises straight women about the value of being a fag hag, or straight men about improving their dress sense or getting rid of man boobs, whether he explains what he means with 'lesbian food' or describes his decorations of the White House for Christmas, he is always irreverent, enjoyable and funny. The book provides sparkling reading, guaranteed to b [...]

    6. Highly entertaining! I don't recommend reading this on busy public transportation, unless you want to be given plenty of room around you, as you have no choice but to laugh out loud from the jokes and pokes Mr. Doonan takes at not only himself, but at stereotypes for both genders.What I read, was not what I expected. First my expectations, being that I was looking to read about the diet and such that enables the majority of gay males to being so fit and thin. What I got was short bursts of wit a [...]

    7. Reading this book made me wish I was a fabulous gay man. It made me want to be an International Gay! Alas, I am a straight woman but one can still delight in Doonan's prose and take some of his lifestyle advice into one's heart. Simon Doonan is FUNNY! And the funny comes from a place of extreme wit and intelligence. I've occasionally been reading his columns in Slate but this book is way, way better. What a wicked pen the man has. I'll be moving on to The Asylum, Beautiful People, and all the re [...]

    8. Light-heartedly poking fun at stereotypes, Simon Doonan has penned a serious of short essays to conclude how a gay man should live in the modern world. A light book that is not hard to read, with a clear message that to be who you are is much better than trying to live up to stereotypes or expected societal roles.

    9. Ensayos cortos muy chistosos (más que los de David Sedaris). De repente se clava demasiado en los estereotipos, pero bueno "los estereotipos están basados en la realidad". Lo recomiendo mucho.

    10. Made me LOL a lot! Made me miss having a (male) gay friend. Made me want to google everything he referenced. Will now find his other books!

    11. Fun and informative. A collection of essays with a little autobiographical info from the biggest (maybe the only?) window-dresser-celebrity, as well as handy must-know lists of designers, movies, books and cultural touchstones that were formative of his particular oeuvre. Also a history (and glossary) of the now nearly defunct secret British gay-speak of yesteryear, Palare. Now I want to read all his other stuff.- Kate D.

    12. I used to work across the street from Barneys and drank in the moments I could catch Mr. Doonan working with his crews on the windows. He is a creative force yet seems to remain so civil. He is humorous and humble. His marriage is fantabulous. He echoes many of my feelings especially regarding young female interns. The world needs more Doonans.My feelings of Simon Doonan notwithstanding, this book is nice and neat and sweet and packs some gay edge to it but it’s just too fluffy. If it were lyi [...]

    13. What a yummy, fun book. It's gotGossip! (When designing the auction installation of Marilyn Monroe's estate for Christie's, Doonan discovers that MM was "shockingly and unimaginably slender," "literally one-third your size." "The majority of her clothing showed surprising wear and tear. She had worn it all repeatedly and there just wasn't that much of it." She was, in fact, more into books, leaving "an extensive library of first editions.")Useful advice! ("Kate Moss has been overheard repeating [...]

    14. Well, as you can see from the title it is more than logical that this book is full of crap because a lot of homosexuals have the tendency to get fat; although being gay is much more than just being homosexual. And well, this book is full of things gay people wouldn’t do or would – as opposed to things a lot of straight people might do – and offers one an insight into the world of style, fashion and all those things, one just doesn’t do. Unfortunately I don’t live in New York, I don’t [...]

    15. I was shocked to see that this book was published in 2012, because it reeks of the early 90’s. Amongst all the tiring name dropping and long-outdated references stood only a weak attempt at classifying the gay community. Although it seems that Doonan’s target audience is straight woman (riding on the “Sex Tips for Straight Women From a Gay Man” success), I can’t see a straight woman (or anyone under 50) making it even halfway through this book, muddling through all of his obscure gay m [...]

    16. The youth America will need to stop saying "That's gay" to describe something that's dumb, stupid, ridiculous, or not to their liking, because Simon Doonan goes to show that not only is the French woman far more fabulous than those of us in America, but gay men are faaaaarrrr more fabulous than French women or any straight laced, boring, heterosexuals. In fact, after reading "Gay Men Don't Get Fat", I wlll be writing Simon Doonan in for President on the 2012 election ballot. Michelle Bachmann, b [...]

    17. I loved Wacky Chicks, so I was happy to pick up another Simon Doonan book and prepare to laugh. While there are some wickedly funny sections, overall I found myself a little disappointed. Doonan plays to stereotypes, repeats the same jokes several times between essays (we get it, gay men are just like French women!) and is generally a little too snarky for my taste. A fine beach read, but keep your expectations in check.

    18. Hilarious! I enjoyed everything from the floral print shirts to the summer barbecues. I didn't want to put this book down. Although the author got "off topic" quite often, he did it with flair, and humor. He did it in a way that could be appreciated and relates to how people become distracted in real life situations. Pretty awesome!

    19. Simon is probably a very nice fellow & would be fun to hang out with; he is witty & has some interesting anecdotes, but i don't know if it was enough to make a book. And i'm not sure who the real, intended audience is; more likely straight women than gay men, altho he does give some useful tips for straight men.

    20. Pretty much anything I could say about this book, which I thoroughly enjoyed, has been said by AG in his/her review. The only other thing I could add is that I did not realize how many words from Palare, a "gay secret language" that Doonan covers in one chapter, that I have adopted without knowing their language of origin or etymology. Much like my piss-poor yiddish, I might add.

    21. I LOVED this book. I bought it on my Kindle and flew brought it with me to the pool. Fastest little read. Although the ending is very abrupt. There you are reading about his attention whore 15 seconds of fame and then suddenly BOOM! the book is over. Regardless, READ IT!Simon Doonan is hilarious. He is so dead on about the relationship between a gay and his hags!

    22. A lot of his references went over my head, but, then again, he is from an older generation. The book was educational for me as a gay man. Had only heard of Palare, the gay dialect made popular in London, but Doonan breaks it down. His insights are laugh-out-loud funny. He can be critical without being mean. Felt like he was an old friend after reading the book. Recommended!

    23. A 2nd or 3rd place boobie prize from Big Quiz Thing, which was given me to go with "French Women Don't Get Fat" which I've already passed along to more interested readers.A few moments are inspired, but, well, not every miniature gay man can be Dave Sedaris.

    24. Enjoyable book, but not his best. I think he is at his finest when speaking about himself, his husband (Jonathan Adler), or his family. But I must say there are plenty of laugh out loud moments in this book. The man has a way with words.

    25. The humor, the fun of how literature unfolds in all its splendor, the spellbinding tactics, and the starking take home points afforded by the ever colorful gay life that transcends every creed, religion or belief makes this a book to live by.

    26. Simon Doonan deserves an honorary doctorate for his insights on the wonderful nuances of the elevated world of the gays and all the wisdom that can benefit us straights. Loved it. Worth a second read in a few years! Hope he keeps writing.

    27. Maybe the most perfect book ever for reading on the exercise bike. Though the title is iconic, it is not accurate. A fact proven by his chapter (probably the longest in the book) on the Bear subculture. Should have had more pictures.

    28. Finished reading this morn. Some (very few) parts were funny. Most were not. Played up to too many stereotypes. Condescending to those who aren't gay.A little "too gay" for my liking in the long run.Shame, I've liked his past articles and such.

    29. Was hit-or-miss, and just about as bitchy as you might surmise, but was quite humorous in parts and also quite informative vis-a-vis Palari, and bears, and other things that the hetero crowd might not be quite that informed on.

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