“Over the Top: A Raw Journey to Self-Love” by Jonathan Van Ness—A Memoir

Van Ness, Jonathan. “Over the Top: A Raw Journey to Self-Love” Harper One,  2019.

A Memoir

Amos Lassen

Before we met Jonathan Van Ness on Netflix’s “Queer Eye,” Jonathan Van Ness was growing up in a small town in the Midwest where the other residents did not understand him or his lifestyle and thought of him as being a bit too much.  He was, back then, so very gay and an easy target for ridicule and resentment. These, however, did not bother him and he “just kept truckin’”.

His memoir, “Over the Top” shows us the pain and passion it took for Jonathan to become the model of self-love and acceptance that he is today. Van Ness shares never-before-told secrets and reveals sides of himself that the public has never seen. While his fans may think they know him as the man in the stiletto heels, crop tops, and the iconic sayings, they will see how there’s much more to him than just those.

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