True confessions . . . I kinda love reality TV. Not all of it. I’ve never seen Jersey Shore for example. But I have watched many different shows over the years. Survivor? Yup. The Amazing Race? Of course. Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew? Guilty.
So when I first heard about Project Runway eight seasons ago, I was in. And like the rest of America I fell in love with Tim Gunn. The sliver haired fox, er, mentor to the designers. Tim always has a way with words—from the now iconic “make it work” to more esoteric phrases like “Sturm und Drang” (it means a disturbed or uneasy state . . . I had to look it up).
In Gunn’s Golden Rules: Life’s Little Lessons for Making it Work, Tim doles out advice and gives us a glimpse inside his personal life. He also dishes on some of the big names in fashion, celebrities, and former Project Runway contestants. Was Anna Wintour really carried down several flights of stairs by her bodyguards to avoid riding in an elevator with other people? Why did Martha Stewart flip out about Diet Coke? How does Tim really feel about season five contestant Kenley Collins?
Reading Tim’s book was a fast and fun way to spend a Saturday morning. And now I know the meaning of Sturm und Drang, which may come in handy one day.
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