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Se how deep his ating disorder had gone to the point that he was close to dying at one stage For the msot part this book is a very modest account of Gok s struggle with food and determination to make a name for himself in the worlds of drama and fashion and it works very well Towards the Aristotles Rhetoric end I did find thendless name dropping a little annoying but I guess if I was working with such famous people I d probably do the same I d been curious about this book for ages Blood Runs Green ever since I read an interview with Gok and he was asked about a memorable moment in his life He said the most recent memorable moment was finishing this book He had been in a hotel room in Thailand wrote the final pages and was solated he went out found a bar and bought Charting an Empire everyone in there a drink I love that story that s just what I want to do when I finish mine The book itself is uite anasy read with simple and sparse prose but surprisingly moving He s been through a lot and is unflinchingly honest about those Colored Property experiences from being an obese teenager at the mercy of local bullies to drama school in London and the battle with anorexia that followed to finding his niche and the ups and downs of being a household name In the book as he does on television he comes across as very genuine and wanting to help others through times of adversity to find their own version of happiness and their place in the world There is also a lot of love for his family and close friends that just shines through in his words A nice read This book has inspired me at times to realise that I may have faults but to remember there are people in my life who do love and appreciate me Gok Wan one of my favourite television presenters fashion guru s and beauty stylist is someone I look up to in my life and can relate thoughts andxperiences with He describes his struggle growing up being accepted and the feeling of self hatred and worthlessness that makes me cry and feel so upset reading about He also discusses how he raised to his fame from becoming a Body Shop worker into a nations phenomenon within the fashion world A really good book with a lot of healthy messag I just finished this book and I loved Desire and Truth every page of it I have never seen any of his shows or read his other books but after seeing an interview of him when he was in NZ I instantly regretted not going to meet him at a live show He sounded so down toarth and knew what he was talking about So since them I needed to read his books and decided to start. Gay as well Gok felt lonely and out of place He was an asy target for bullies and suffered terribly at their handsIn a moment of inspiration he decided to reinvent himself with his first style makeover and a larger than life personality to go with it But his next move was to lose a devastating ten stone in nine months In Through Thick and Thin for the first time Gok reveals all about that life changing periodThe lessons Gok learnt duri.
Really good book A really interesting guy So sad to hear his continuing struggle with Anorexia but what an interesting life he s had to date and he s only 37 Shame the book didn t really touch on his relationships but I guess he wanted to keep that part of his life private Brill book though Loved the recipes too lol Really njoyed this book I like Gok anyway but this seemed to be written very honestly and he comes accross as such a lovely guy Interesting to read about his Dislocating China early life and what he has been through to get where he is today and I loved the letters he included to his parentstc Couldn t put it down I actually bought this for my mum who is Gok mad but decided to read it before I gave it to her P I managed to devour this book in one day It s simple writing makes it a nice Childerley easy read It s amazing hearing about Gok s life growing upThere are some points that made me cringe his acting capabilities or shall we call them moments of dishonestyButveryone has flaws and if that s the only one that made me cringe then good on him He is an inspiration Wow GokI didn t realise he d been through so much to get to where he is today The bullying certainly brought back awful memories for me and i know where he s coming fromBrilliant book and such a warm lovely man I Cultural Excursions especially loved the way he mentioned a little aboutach important person in his life at the Cruelty and Laughter end of a chapter by writing them a letter also his recipes tooGo Gok your Fabulous What a joy it has been to see behind the Gok persona on tv and meet the real Kowkhyn This is an honest genuine walk through the life of a big personality who won my heart by being open to connecting with the women he has worked with on his Naked show Ever since I first discovered Gok I have dreamed of having a Gok all of my own to nurture me through my selfsteem issues With this and his other books it has felt like that is Cop Knowledge exactly what I have Not only is my wardrobe better styled but I feel better about not succumbing toating disorders to control my weight I am a tummy bulging middle aged woman who holds her head high in my gorgeous gear thanks to this gorgeous man Thanks for writing this Kowkhyn and thanks to Auntie Gok OK I actually listened to the audiobook version rather than read this but I think it still counts I am a bit of a Gok fan I love the way he seems so comfortable with himself and with the women he works with and I found this really Cultural Aesthetics enjoyable I knew Gok Wan had been a big kid but didn t reali. With his infectiousnergy and charisma Gok Wan has an incredible gift of making women feel confident within themselves but it's not until you read his own inspirational story that you find out where he got that gift fromGok grew up on a Leicester housing state with a loving family who ran a Chinese restaurant For his parents food meant love and Gok was so well loved that by the time he was a teenager he weighed 21 stone Being Asian and.
With the autobiography I was so xcited to read it that I finished it in two days This book is so inspiring and is a book that will make you look at things differently Throughout the book you read about all his struggles and how he got to where he is today I loved seeing how much he cares for his family and friends I don t think I would have picked up this book if I didn t Everyone benefits from a good uick read Descartes and His Contemporaries every now and again and this book is noxception It took me the best part of a reading day to get through it and I High Tide at Midnight enjoyed it as a light and interesting autobiographyGok Wan is infamous in the UK and beyond for his prowess in sorting out fashion issues and for helping woman of various guises and sizes tombrace their figures and dress accordingly You learn from the book that this body image knowledge and positivity comes from Wan s own personal history and that his childhood and teen to Education and Equality early adulthood years were blighted by overeating bullying and then subseuently by self controlled starvation and anorexia What is interesting about the tone of the book is that Wan doesn t come over all maudlin when describing his issues As he paints a wellstablished loving family background with hardworking loving parents from different races he also talks about himself being different and his trials of self acceptance and self loving against the odds His narrative tone is very matter of fact and the reader assumes a very honest portrayal of Wan s struggle to make something of his life and of himselfI ve noticed that many other reviewers cite that Wan is not a very good writer I disagree and found that the book matched my Deceptive Beauties expectations completely I neverxpected or wanted this book to be a piece of great social art of Zola Dangerous Work esue proportions but it than suffices as a decent read on current celebritymedia culture It s a shame that there are some very simple grammatical and lexical mistakes I winced when I read she had a great flare instead of she had a great flair I certainly don t think he was on about trousers here but ultimately these are publishingrrors and I find these throughout all the books I readI would recommend the book to all those who have a little bit left in their heart to Flavor and Soul embrace celebrity culture as well as to any lover of general autobiographies Gok is has to be said is a little bit of a one off and whilst some may write him off as a bit of a media darling I personally think there isnough heart and talent there to warrant a read. Ng this time helped him bounce back to become a stylist to the stars very woman's best friend and a national treasure In this intimate memoir Gok tells his full story in his own words Whether he's recounting the horrors of childhood bullying or riotous anecdotes about his loving family behind the scenes in the fashion world or TV shows Gok's voice jumps off the page with all the honesty wit and warmth we've come to know and love him for.