Gay Men Don t Get Fat

Gay Men Don t Get Fat

I went on to explain that fat and fat humor is a leitmotif in gay male culture. Weight gain and weight loss play a central role in any gay badinage. The reason for this is obvious: Straight men spend all day long accusing each other, ...

Author: Simon Doonan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101572009

Category: Humor

Page: 272

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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 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 décor, 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!
Categories: Humor

Breaking Out

Breaking Out

... Brister, 213 French Cats Don't Get Fat (Beard), 121 French Women Don't Get Fat (Guiliano), 8, 31, 68,113,142, 207, ... 181,181–182,185,186,189, 193, 197 Gates, Bill and Melinda, 76, 209 Gay Men Don't Get Fat (Doonan), 121 Gingrich, ...

Author: John Butman

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press

ISBN: 9781422172803

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 262

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By highlighting the paths of French lifestyle guru Mireille Guilliano, TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie, and others, provides a method and a set of best practices for making ideas rise above the rest and impact the world.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Routledge International Handbook of Fat Studies

The Routledge International Handbook of Fat Studies

Life in the fat lane. In L. Kipnis, Bound and gagged: Pornography and the politics of fantasy in America (pp. 93–121). Durham, NC: Duke University Press. Kruger, S. (1998). “Get fat, don't die!”: Eating and AIDS in gay men's culture.

Author: Cat Pausé

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000367447

Category: Social Science

Page: 294

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The Routledge International Handbook of Fat Studies brings together a diverse body of work from around the globe and across a wide range of Fat Studies topics and perspectives. The first major collection of its kind, it explores the epistemology, ontology, and methodology of fatness, with attention to issues such as gender and sexuality, disability and embodiment, health, race, media, discrimination, and pedagogy. Presenting work from both scholarly writers and activists, this volume reflects a range of critical perspectives vital to the expansion of Fat Studies and thus constitutes an essential resource for researchers in the field.
Categories: Social Science

Einstein s Beets

Einstein s Beets

I imagine that the man cooked a lot. ... Before battle, for example, Crazy Horse always threw a handful of dust over himself and his pony and never went ... Simon Doonan's Gay Men Don't Get Fat is another book of wittily subjective ...

Author: Alexander Theroux

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: 9781606999769

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 784

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Britney Spears loathes meatloaf and “all lumpy stuff.” Arturo Toscanini hated fish. Ayn Rand despised salads. Alexander Theroux’s Einstein’s Beets is a study of the world of food and food aversions. The novelist and poet probes the secret and mysterious attitudes of hundreds of people―mostly famous and well-known―toward eating and dining out, hilariously recounting tales of confrontation and scandalous alienation: it contains gossip, confession, embarrassment, and perceptive observations.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Food and Masculinity in Contemporary Autobiographies

Food and Masculinity in Contemporary Autobiographies

Gay Men Don't Get Fat. London: Plume. Eakin, Paul John. 2014. Fictions in Autobiography: Studies in the Art of SelfInvention. Princeton: Princeton University Press. van Ede, Yolanda. Authenticity. Münster: LITVerlag, 2004. Eliot, T.S. ...

Author: Nieves Pascual Soler

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319709239

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 126

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This book is concerned with food autobiographies written by men from the 1980s to the present. It concentrates on how food has transformed autobiographical narratives and how these define the ways men eat and cook nowadays. After presenting a historical overview of the place of food within men ́s autobiography, this volume analyzes the reasons for our present interest in food and the proliferation of life narratives focused on cooking. Then it centers around the identities that male chefs are taking on in the writing of their lives and the generic models they use: the heroic, the criminal and the hunting autobiographical scripts. This study gives evidence that autobiographies are crucial in the redefinition of the new masculinities emerging in the kitchen. It will appeal to readers interested in Food Studies, Autobiographical Studies, Men's Studies and American Literature and Culture.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Queering Nutrition and Dietetics

Queering Nutrition and Dietetics

Such pickled anecdotes provided by the participants of this study showcase how queer men's relations with food, cooking, and kitchens can be both personal and political when it comes to the ways in which food ... Gay men don't get fat.

Author: Phillip Joy

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000779165

Category: Psychology

Page: 243

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This book presents experiences of LGBTQ+ people relating to food, bodies, nutrition, health, wellbeing, and being queer through critical writing and creative art. The chapters bring LGBTQ+ voices into the spotlight through arts-based scholarship and contribute to experiential learning, allowing for more understanding of the lives of LGBTQ+ people within the dietetic profession. Divided into three parts, the first explores eating, food, and bodies; the second discusses communities, connections, and celebrations; and the final part covers care in practice. Topics include body image, eating disorders, weight stigma, cooking and culinary journeys, queer food culture, queer practices in nutrition counseling, and gendered understandings of nutrition. Exploring not only experiences of marginalization, homophobia, transphobia, and cisheteronormativity within dietetics and nutritional healthcare, this collection also dives into the positive connections and supportive communities that food can create. Special attention is paid to the intersections of oppression, colonialism, social justice, and politics. This book will be beneficial to all health professionals, educators, and students creating and fostering safer, more inclusive, and more accepting environments for their LGBTQ+ clients.
Categories: Psychology

The Dead Celebrity Cookbook

The Dead Celebrity Cookbook

—Rosie O'Donnell “I adore this book so much I find myself on the horns of a dilemma—make the recipes or kill myself so I can be in the sequel. ... —Simon Doonan, author of Gay Men Don't Get Fat “Hankering for star-powered recipes?

Author: Frank DeCaro

Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.

ISBN: 9780757315961

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 386

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Collects recipes from famous deceased celebrities, including Michael Jackson's sweet potato pie, Gary Coleman's chicken vegetable soup, Mae West's fruit compote, and Katharine Hepburn's brownies.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

OK2BG

OK2BG

... County Devonshire 09 QuentinCrisp C The Stately Homo: A Celebration of the Life of Quentin Crisp Writer – UK – County Surrey 10 Simon Doonan D Gay Men Don't Get Fat Writer – UK – County Berkshire 11 Edward FitzGerald F With Friends ...

Author: Jack Dunsmoor

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781483428536

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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OK2BG is narrative nonfiction, a Memoir about a guy who wants to be a Mentor preferably to a teenager, so they can have a decent & meaningful conversation about stuff & preferably with a kid at-risk, or just otherwise lost, in order to help both the teenager as well as the determined subject of this story realize their unique potential & find or reinforce their place in the world. Overall, a chronicle about the author’s attempt over several years to understand the question of ‘why do I want to be a Mentor’ which eventually helps him become a more insightful person. Subsequently in September, 2010 after a plague of teen suicides, Jack turns his attention to researching gay biographies into optimistically appropriate groups of books for gay kids at-risk, from bullying. After 5 years Jack has categorized 2,000+ books in the form of Memoirs, Biographies & Autobiographies written by or about 1,000+ allegedly gay men. The primary message in OK2BG is to read & reassess before you run asunder!
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Asylum

The Asylum

A collage of couture reminiscences...and hysteria Simon Doonan. a collage of Couture reminiscences and hysteria also by simon doonan Gay Men Don't Get Fat Eccentric. Front Cover.

Author: Simon Doonan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101594216

Category: Humor

Page: 288

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After nearly a lifetime spent in the Industry, author and fashion insider Simon Doonan is ready to let you in on a little secret: his peers in this multibillion-dollar industry are just as nutty as the denizens of your local loony bin. In The Asylum, an unabashedly hilarious collection of autobiographical essays, Doonan, the creative ambassador for Barneys New York, tells the real-life stories of glamorous madness and stylish insanity. Doonan has witnessed models unable to work for fear of ghosts, gone deep-sea fishing with a couturier pal and his jailbird companion, and watched Anna Wintour remain perfectly calm while the ceiling fell—literally—in the middle of Fashion Week. Once you start looking, he says, you’ll notice telltale signs of lunacy everywhere. Style insiders see patterns and trends in everything; they suffer from outsize personality disorders and delusions of grandeur; and of course, they have a predilection for theatrical makeup and artfully destroyed clothing. No one is more suited to the asylum than the truly die-hard fashionista—after all, eccentricity and extremism are the foundations of great style. With his gimlet eye for the absurd and a love for eccentricity, Doonan’s personal and professional stories never fail to entertain. “The David Sedaris of the style universe” (The Boston Globe) gives us the scoop on the kooky, cutthroat—but always fabulous—fashion world, and proves himself one of the sharpest humorists writing today.
Categories: Humor

The Art of Doing

The Art of Doing

Other books: Wacky Chicks, Eccentric Glamour, Gay Men Don't Get Fat. FABULOUS FASHIONFACTS Ancient product: 1800 BC, Babylon: The wealthy powder their hair with gold dust. Crowned: 800 AD: For his coronation as emperor of the Romans, ...

Author: Camille Sweeney

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101602812

Category: Self-Help

Page: 320

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What really separates the best from the rest? We all know that it takes hard work, dedication, and the occasional dose of luck for someone to make it to the top of their chosen field. Yet, we also suspect that it takes a little something more—but what? The Art of Doing asks today’s most successful celebrities, businessmen, and iconoclastic achievers, “How do you succeed at what you do?” Illuminating, surprising, and profoundly inspiring, interviewees include: • 30 Rock Star Alec Baldwin • Baseball Legend Yogi Berra • Actor Laura Linney • Zappos’ CEO Tony Hsieh • Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan • Opera Diva Anna Netrebko • Indy Champ Helio Castroneves • Foodie God David Chang • High Wire Artist Philippe Petit • Funk Master George Clinton • Bestselling Writer Steven Dubner • Tennis Icon Martina Navratilova • Puzzle Master Will Shortz • Style Guru Simon Doonan • Indie Rock Band OKGo • Jeopardy! Champ Ken Jennings • Business Guru Guy Kawasaki • Photojournalist Lynsey Addario • Blogger Mark Fraunfelder • Alien Hunter Jill Tarter • Visionary Vintner Randall Grahm • Startup King Bill Gross • Activist Connie Rice • Erotic Filmmaker Candida Royalle • Tabloid Editor Barry Levine • Country Musician Ray Benson • Hostage Negotiator Gary Noesner • Online Love Experts OKCupid • Inspiring Teacher Erin Gruwell • Neuroscientist Richard Restak • Guru of Ganja Ed Rosenthal • Master Hunter Chad Schearer • Broadway Producer Marc Routh • Reputation Fixer Mike Sitrick • Ballpark Designer Joe Spear • Circumnavigator Jessica Watson
Categories: Self-Help