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Queer Eye Your Life with Karamo Brown

Karamo Brown photo autobiography book cover art


Igniting Wisdom, Courage, Compassion & Action

“…sympathetic talk therapist wrapped inside a life coach and zipped into a fast fashion bomber jacket…” - The New Yorker

With wisdom and insight, three-time Emmy Award-winner and Culture Expert on the Netflix reboot of Queer Eye, Karamo Brown acts as a guide to connect us to the hidden parts of ourselves that have until now held us back. Learn how to unearth and integrate various sides of our personal identities and energize our lives with greater authenticity, happiness and success. Karamo Brown draws from his work to show how he discovered his many identities; whether as a gay man, a black man, a single father, or psychotherapist, Karamo uses his unique qualities and strengths to achieve success – and teaches others to do the same. His memoir, Karamo: My Story of Embracing Purpose, Healing, and Hope, explores how challenges have allowed him to transform the lives of those in need.


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Event Date: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 7:00pm
Soka University Concert Hall
1 University Cir,
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Karamo: My Story of Embracing Purpose, Healing, and Hope Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982111984
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Gallery Books - February 18th, 2020

When Karamo Brown first auditioned for the casting directors of 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."

After all, Karamo believes culture is 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.

In "this soul-soothing memoir" ( O, The Oprah Magazine), Karamo reflects on his lifelong education. It comprises every adversity he has overcome, as wel