Tim Gunn: The Natty Professor

  • by Tim Gunn, Ada Calhoun
  • Narrated by Tim Gunn
  • 5 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Tim Gunn, America's favorite reality TV cohost, is known for his kind but firm approach in providing wisdom, guidance, and support to the scores of design hopefuls on Project Runway. Having begun his fashion career as a teacher at Parsons The New School for Design, Tim knows more than a thing or two about mentorship and how to convey invaluable pearls of wisdom in an approachable, accessible manner.
While Gunn's Golden Rules showcased Tim as life coach, imparting lessons based on his personal experiences, Tim Gunn: The Natty Professor will focus on Tim as teacher. Divided into sections on common themes - leadership, curiosity, diversity, understanding, and empathy - this practical, timely audiobook takes us on a journey through life lessons and uses Tim's own personal experiences, from the classroom to the therapist's office, to illustrate larger concepts. Each chapter will end with a "life assignment", where Tim challenges you to apply the lessons you've learned in practical mentoring or teaching situations.


What the Critics Say

"Gunn's unique view of the world and genuine desire to help others are apparent on every page of this must-read." (Publishers Weekly)
"Fans of Tim Gunn and his television programs Project Runway and Under the Gunn are sure to enjoy listening to this audiobook, read by the author himself. Any other narrator would be entirely gauche!" (AudioFile)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Thank you Mr. Gunn!

For everything you've done for education, particularly the arts. Thank you for being what I consider to be a fantastic example of how to BE in the world.

I want to gift your book to every teacher. My children are current in the NYC public school system. Your contribution to teaching could have a huge impact on education in this country.

I am a Parsons Graduate (communication design, class of '94). You're presence was invaluable there. I met you ever so briefly.
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- Kevin Cashman

Tim Gunn, as always, hits the mark.

As a retired teacher of fashion and costume design in a magnet high school for visual and performing arts, I LOVED this book. I enjoyed Tim's opinions of both teachers and students and the letters from people who had opinions about teachers in their past. The book has a creative format that I also enjoyed. An excellent read or listen!
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- Mollie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-26-2015
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio