I recently borrowed and read Tim Gunn’s fashion book, A Guide to Quality, Taste, and Style, as partial inspiration for my sewing challenge, and decided that it would also be fun to read his other book, Gunn’s Golden Rules: Life’s Little Lessons for Making It Work.
I am really a fan of this book! Organized in to chapters that act as life lessons, this book is really an interesting look into the world of fashion and celebrity. Essentially, this is a collection of rambling stories that work together to highlight character traits we should work to posses or flaws we should strive to overcome. Though at times I suppose this book could feel like Tim is just airing his grievances, the stories are told in such a way that I found them insightful and amusing. This book really feels more like you are having a chat with a friend, or listening to the stories of a relative than that you are being lectured on manners. The book is a mixture of tales from Tim’s personal and professional lives, and all are told with the right mixture of whit, charm, and disdain. I found this book to be a quick and enjoyable read, and I highly recommend it. However, if you are a fan of Project Runway, or any of Tim Gunn’s other television endeavors, then this book is an absolute must read and should be placed on top of your reading pile.