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Tim Gunn: The Natty Professor Audiobook

Tim Gunn: The Natty Professor: A Master Class on Mentoring, Motivating and Making It Work!

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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.

©2015 Tim Gunn Productions, Inc. (P)2015 Tantor

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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    Kevin Cashman NYC 10-01-15
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    "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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    Mollie 06-23-15
    Mollie 06-23-15 Member Since 2013
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    "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!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Veronica 06-16-15
    Veronica 06-16-15 Member Since 2012

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    "Inspirational"

    Tim Gunn makes me believe I could do anything and become what I strive to be.

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    Carola A Laue 04-25-16 Member Since 2015
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    love the book, narration and the various insights. will definitely apply many of the nuggets I collected.

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    Trendy 03-11-16
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    "Life lessons for All"

    I didn't want to read this book. A friend Encouraged me to read it, and I loved it. I wish all my children's teachers would read this book and get the motivation and live for teaching that Mr. Gunn has!

    I would have given this book 5 stars, but I didn't appreciate that Mr. Gunn told negative stories and named names attached with the stories. I know this is a reality TV show world, but I think the same lessons could have been learned with anonymous antagonists. Also, there is some language and adult content in the stories.

    Overall, excellent book and principles for life!

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    Laurel Yau 01-30-16
    Laurel Yau 01-30-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Insights"

    Loved this audiobook, felt like there are a lot of well developed little tibits to help anyone improve their social, and creative aptitude regardless of their field. At times Gunn goes off into little tangents about people he knows personally or encountered, these are useful context for his personal outlook, and break up the heavier content, but can also feel a bit off-the-cuff.

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    M. A. Adkins New York City, NY 12-08-15
    M. A. Adkins New York City, NY 12-08-15
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    Would you listen to Tim Gunn: The Natty Professor again? Why?

    When this book came out, I reserved it from my local library. I enjoyed Tim Gunn's insight as a teacher and as a mentor. Once I saw that Tim was narrating his own book, I bought this right away. I have listened it so many times now; because the subject matter is fascinating.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Tim Gunn: The Natty Professor?

    Tim was narrating an incident where students did not succeed and the reason was stubbornness. A light bulb went off in my head and this insight was helpful for me in my work setting and my personal life. Well done, Mr. Gunn, a lesson learned.


    Which character – as performed by Tim Gunn – was your favorite?

    Tim Gunn is Tim Gunn. Adorable, stern and compelling to listen to when he details the heartache he has experienced.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    This audiobook is one of the few times I was happy that my commute is so long. I was able to listen to Tim on the bus and the subway.


    Any additional comments?

    There is insight into Project Runway, of course, but real insight in how to be understand people we mentor. While listening to this (and while I read the book) I thought that my second career might end up being a teacher.

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    Abby 07-17-15
    Abby 07-17-15
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    I bought this book because Tim Gunn wrote and didn't read the description much. I thought it would just be a light read, but I was happily surprised the many little lessons within. I enjoyed hearing about Tim Gunn's background and many of his philosophies on life!

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    Amazon Customer 07-17-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Tim Gunn fan"

    I love Tim Gunn and have watched all of his shows. At first I had a hard time hearing his voice without seeing him but it grew on me. I enjoyed his teaching stories along with behind-the-scenes info about his various shows and the submitted teacher stories from others.

    I also found myself learning from him. I made note of some books he mentioned and I intend to look for them.

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    "A great book for and about teaching"

    it's like having a conversation with Tim Gunn, wonderful views on teaching from a seasoned educator.

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