Gay Men Don’t Get Fat

by Simon Doonan


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 eschewed the unhealthy American diet and was very popular, but people felt that the author looked down on us. Doonan doesn’t do that, but he does hilariously chronicle his realization that gay men and French women are basically the same species: they love fashion, home decor, and limiting their calories. What follows is a sort of field guide to gay men and which of their habits we could adopt to live healthier and happier lives. He tells us the difference between straight and gay foods (lesbian food has its own category), what style persona that heterosexual men can adopt to always look put together, and even takes us on a “Bear” hunt.  


One of the funniest books I’ve read in awhile!

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