Monday, November 29, 2010

"Gunn's Golden Rules" Review

Looking for a gift book or a small volume to read during holiday travel? May I suggest Tim Gunn's Gunn's Golden Rules; Life's Little Lessons for Making It Work, Gallery Books (A Division of Simon & Schuster), 2010.

When Tim Gunn appears in the workroom on cable's Project Runway, you can always look forward to his design insight and creative influence to inspire the show's contestant designers to reach their fullest potential. With his new book, Tim offers readers an honest look at the modern world, especially the New York fashion world he knows so well. With the skill of an experienced teacher, he provides examples of how to be a polite adult and how to fail miserably. 

One of the attributes that has made Tim Gunn an asset to Project Runway and the numerous television and corporate entities that he collaborates with is his constructive honesty. This book is humorous (and scandalous at times), but it is also completely open and personally candid from an industry that is based on facade. Whether writing about creative inspiration, the pitfalls of technology or "taking the high road," Gunn's Golden Rules offers thought provoking tales in the form of a delightful romp.

Read this book for the fun of it, for the inspiration to be a better you and for the relief of knowing even Tim Gunn has a mother that won't listen to him.

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