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The Resource Karamo : my story of embracing purpose, healing, and hope, Karamo Brown ; with Jancee Dunn

Karamo : my story of embracing purpose, healing, and hope, Karamo Brown ; with Jancee Dunn

Label
Karamo : my story of embracing purpose, healing, and hope
Title
Karamo
Title remainder
my story of embracing purpose, healing, and hope
Statement of responsibility
Karamo Brown ; with Jancee Dunn
Creator
Contributor
Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"An insightful, candid, and inspiring memoir from Karamo Brown--Queer Eye's beloved culture expert--as he shares his story for the first time, exploring how the challenges in his own life have allowed him to forever transform the lives of those in need. When Karamo Brown first auditioned for the casting directors of Netflix's Queer Eye, he knew he wouldn't win the role of culture expert by discussing art and theater. Instead he decided to redefine what "culture" could--and should--mean for the show. He took a risk and declared, "I am culture." Karamo believes that culture is so much more than museums and the ballet--it's how people feel about themselves and others, how they relate to the world around them, and how their shared labels, burdens, and experiences affect their daily lives in ways both subtle and profound. Seen through this lens, Karamo is culture: his family is Jamaican and Cuban; he was raised in the South in predominantly white neighborhoods and attended an HBCU (Historically Black College/University); he was trained as a social worker and psychotherapist; he overcame personal issues of colorism, physical and emotional abuse, alcohol and drug addiction, and public infamy; he is a proud and dedicated gay single father of two boys, one biological and one adopted. It is by discussing deep subjects like these, he feels, that the makeovers on the show can attain their full, lasting meaning. Styling your hair and getting new clothes and furniture are important, but it's imperative that you figure out why you haven't done so in twenty years so you can truly change your life. In this eye-opening and moving memoir, Karamo reflects on his lifelong education. It comprises every adversity he has overcome, as well as the lessons he has learned along the way. It is only by exploring our difficulties and having the hard conversations--with ourselves and one another--that we are able to adjust our mind-sets, heal emotionally, and move forward to live our best lives. Karamo shows us the way."--Jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
PUL
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Brown, Karamo
Dewey number
  • 791.4502/8092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN1992.4.B765
LC item number
A3 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Dunn, Jancee
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  • Brown, Karamo
  • African American television personalities
  • African American gay men
  • Autobiographies
Label
Karamo : my story of embracing purpose, healing, and hope, Karamo Brown ; with Jancee Dunn
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What's in a name? -- The pain of colorism -- God is love -- Overcoming the legacy of abuse -- Coming clean -- A dream deferred -- Fatherhood -- Hopes for the future -- Queer eye
Control code
on1081370960
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Gallery books hardcover edition.
Extent
289 pages
Isbn
9781982111977
Lccn
2018057864
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1081370960
Label
Karamo : my story of embracing purpose, healing, and hope, Karamo Brown ; with Jancee Dunn
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What's in a name? -- The pain of colorism -- God is love -- Overcoming the legacy of abuse -- Coming clean -- A dream deferred -- Fatherhood -- Hopes for the future -- Queer eye
Control code
on1081370960
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Gallery books hardcover edition.
Extent
289 pages
Isbn
9781982111977
Lccn
2018057864
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1081370960

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