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  • Published: 1 November 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409033066
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 368

Through Thick and Thin

My Autobiography




The inspirational autobiography by every woman's favourite, Gok Wan

In a short space of time, Gok Wan’s infectious energy and charisma have made him an essential and much-loved part of Britain’s TV landscape. He dominates the Channel 4 schedules with no less than three shows: How to Look Good Naked, Gok’s Fashion Fix and Miss Naked Beauty, has published bestselling style guides to go with them, and he is also a regular presenter on The TV Book Club.

Gok has an amazing ability to make us feel wonderful about ourselves, but it’s not until you read his own story that you learn where he got that gift from. Bullied and tormented both at school and on the housing estate where he grew up, Gok bounced back to become first a stylist to the stars and then every woman’s best friend.

Whether he’s telling us about his loving, larger-than-life family or how he reinvented himself at the age of 20 by losing an extraordinary ten stone in nine months, his autobiography contains all the intimacy, wit and warmth we’ve come to know and love him for.

  • Pub date: 1 November 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409033066
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 368

About the Author

Gok Wan

Gok Wan was born in 1974 to a Chinese father and English mother. He grew up on a Leicester housing estate before becoming one of Britain's leading stylists. He dominates the Channel 4 schedules with no less than three shows: How to Look Good Naked, Gok's Fashion Fix and Miss Naked Beauty, has published three bestselling style guides to go with them.

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Praise for Through Thick and Thin

“As funny as it is moving, Gok's inspirational story is a fab read *****”

Closer

“It's the autobiography we've all been waiting for - the incredible story of how a 20st Chinese kid from a housing estate grew up to become a fashion guru ... this intimate memoir is full of insights about bullying, fashion and celebrity. Witty, honest and inspirational! *****”

Woman's Own

“You've got to read it ... wonderful”

Jane McDonald, Loose Women

“A revealing and unglitzy autobiography, about being a podgy, spotty teenager in Leicester, feeling out of place and out of luck and without much hope for a better future ... honest and moving”

Susan Hill, Spectator

“Immensely readable, touching and at times funny”

Sunday Express

“Told with the wit and warmth we know and love him for”

Best

“An honest book, full of graphic and therefore gripping detail ... it's also a teensy wheensy bit inspiring”

City AM

“After 20 minutes, I cannot put it down”

John Harris, Guardian

“Wan's book is a page-turner, told entirely in his candid, personable voice”

Liverpool Daily Post

“A confident, accessible memoir, a must-have for Gok fans”

Attitude


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