Karamo: My Story of Embracing Purpose, Healing, and Hope

Karamo: My Story of Embracing Purpose, Healing, and Hope

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 art museums and the ballet When Karamo Brown first auditioned for the casting directors of Netflix?s Queer Eye, he knew he woul...

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Title:Karamo: My Story of Embracing Purpose, Healing, and Hope
Author:Karamo Brown
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:Karamo: My Story of Embracing Purpose, Healing, and Hope
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:289 pages pages

Karamo: My Story of Embracing Purpose, Healing, and Hope Reviews

  • Laila (BigReadingLife)
    Apr 29, 2019
    Read this if you're a fan of the show. I admire Brown's candor about his past mistakes, and towards the end I enjoyed the glimpse into the casting of Queer Eye. Good for him sticking to his guns about what his role on the show should be - I think his approach (addressing the "hero's" i...
  • Kelly
    Mar 04, 2019
    Such a fantastic memoir, whether or not you're a Queer Eye fan. Karamo shares his life story, beginning with a loving family that eventually breaks apart due to addiction and abuse. He's not afraid to talk about his own experiences, too, with drugs and alcohol and how he earned a reput...
  • Franciska
    Jul 08, 2019
    tw: addiction, addiction of a parent, alcohol/drug abuse, domestic violance, abusive relationships, suicide attempt ...
  • Lizzie
    Mar 30, 2019
    Karamo Brown does such a wonderful job on Queer Eye that I really hesitated over rating 2 stars. A lot of the messages in his book align with who he is on the show, which I guess is why there are so many high ratings here. But this just wasn't quality writing. The main thing that bro...
  • Sahitya
    Mar 21, 2019
    TW: domestic abuse, addiction, depression, suicide I loved reading Tan?s memoir Naturally Tan just a couple of weeks ago but I had completely forgotten that Karamo?s memoir was already out until I saw his interview with Trevor Noah. And I think I did the perfect thing deciding t...
  • Leah K
    Jul 30, 2019
    I listened to the audiobook and like almost any memoir read by the author, it certainly added to the story. He has an interesting life and I enjoyed learning more about the "culture guy" from Queer Eye. A bit repetitive at points and more "we'll get to that in another chapter" than I w...
  • Val
    Jun 12, 2019
    AMAZING. I love Queer Eye. I love the Fab 5. My life is better because Karamo, Bobby, Tan, Jonathan and Antoni are in it, but I gotta admit Karamo became my favorite as soon as the show started. His advice, positivism and encouragement, are inspiring and so important. Of course as ...
  • Chris
    Apr 16, 2019
    I didn?t know a thing about his past but really like him on QE. I felt like this was a damage control piece put out by someone who has many skeletons and best to put his ugly actions out there before others did and tarnished his image he has created for the show. I wish I hadn?t ev...
  • Amber
    Aug 04, 2019
    I love Karamo. He is such a beautiful person inside and out. I think everyone can learn a little bit about themselves and others by watching how he interacts with the heros on Queer Eye. I loved reading about Karamo and the many highs and lows in his life! ...
  • Blythe
    May 17, 2019
    I really enjoyed this book; it?s not a literary memoir, but it?s thorough and well organized and entertaining. What I loved the most is how open and honest Karamo is about his own journey and shortcomings. He doesn?t try to paint a picture of a person who has it all together; on ...
  • Caidyn (SEMI-HIATUS; BW Reviews; he/him/his)
    Mar 11, 2019
    This review can also be found on my blog! CW: intimate partner violence, drug use, and suicide This book has been on my radar forever. Why? Because I love Queer Eye, a show I never expected to love in the first place ? but, that?s a story for another time. And, I?ll say i...
  • Rachel A.  Dawson
    Mar 29, 2019
    My love for Queer Eye is REAL so I was stoked to get Karamo?s book from the library this week! It was a great afternoon read and told his story from the beginning until now, giving context to the kindhearted and wise ?culture expert? we see on the show. I think Karamo is better o...
  • Tib
    Apr 04, 2019
    I'm not going to give this a star rating, because I feel really weird rating someone's life story. But, I will discuss how much I enjoyed reading the book. CW: abuse, drug addiction/use, attempted suicide I listened to the audiobook mostly because it was read by Karamo himself a...
  • Sarah
    Mar 31, 2019
    It wouldn't be Karamo Brown if he didn't make me cry at least twice while listening to this audio book. I love how honestly he talks about his past (including his own abusive behavior, drug abuse and his relationship with his family) without sugar coating it. It was quite fascinatin...
  • Hannah Smith
    Apr 17, 2019
    Audiobook version. Kind of wish I didn't read this. It's not very well-written and very repetitive, self-satisfying and corny. Sorry Karamo. ...
  • Priscilla (Bookie Charm)
    Jun 23, 2019
    I'm a big fan of Queer Eye and when I found out that Karamo had a memoir coming out this year I was immediately intrigued. I love audiobooks that are narrated by their author and Karamo's story is a journey to understanding his life's purpose. In Karamo: My Story of Embracing Pu...
  • MaryJo
    Mar 20, 2019
    Such an inspiring story of hope, love, loss, and overcoming tremendous obstacles. Karamo's life story is brilliantly shared and he brings light to many difficult situations. ...
  • andrea caro
    Jun 12, 2019
    I?m weeping, so there?s that. ...
  • Brandice
    Apr 30, 2019
    When I heard Karamo Brown had a book coming out, I knew it was only a matter of time before I?d read it. Since I first watched the Netflix reboot of Queer Eye last year, I?ve been a huge fan of him, the show?s resident culture expert. Culture goes far beyond the arts, music, and ...
  • Annie
    Aug 04, 2019
    I came to this book at a time I really needed some grounding. I needed a moment to take stock of who I am and who I want to be, how to grow into the most positive version of myself, and how to build new connections based on kindness and compassion rather than competitiveness and reveng...
  • Ginny Beck
    Mar 19, 2019
    It basically reads like a big long entertainment magazine profile piece (it literally ends with a pitch for his new podcast, lol) BUT I like the show and I enjoyed reading stories about his life, and if, like me, that?s what you?re looking for, it?s worth reading. ...
  • J
    Mar 30, 2019
    I went into this book with an open mind. I thought that reading Karamo's story might give me more insight into him as a person and help me better appreciate his role on Queer Eye. Instead, it kind of made me like him even less. His story is filled with times when he has done wrong--...
  • Dani Banner
    Mar 29, 2019
    Karamo?s story is compelling and insightful ? but the book didn?t quite do it justice. I appreciate how transparent he is with his life struggles, flaws, and experiences. His chapters on fatherhood and the casting of Queer Eye were especially engaging. Rated 3/5 stars because ...
  • Marjo
    Mar 21, 2019
    imagine consuming any media related to queer eye and not sobbing your fucking eyes out. can't relate. ...
  • Fabian
    Mar 28, 2019
    In the past couple of years I've read a lot of celebrity memoirs but never talked about them, because most of them really disappointed me. I mean if you're going to write a full lenght book about your life & yourself, you better show me the good, the bad & the ugly. Tell me abo...
  • Sarah
    Mar 25, 2019
    I blazed through this in about a day. The writing style is very casual, the font is larger and there are a fair amount of photos so it's a quick read. Karamo's story is fascinating. I think this would be great on audio if he read it. However, it was organized more by topic than by chro...
  • Danya Sherbini
    Mar 25, 2019
    As far as celebrity memoirs go, I thought this one was worth the read. I appreciate that Karamo is very transparent about his past struggles and doesn?t shy away from describing his mistakes, even if it means not painting his past self in a positive light. There are a few nice nugget...
  • Molly
    Jan 03, 2019
    I can?t freaking wait!!! ...
  • Diāna
    Jun 05, 2019
    There has been a sudden increase in the bookstores for people trying to monetize their own story, this book is no exception, and I cannot say that it is something necessarily bad, however, I am not very convinced by this execution. This particular book tries to uncover suffering as a...
  • bookafy
    Apr 24, 2019
    No rating because I don't think it's okay to rate someone's life story but I liked reading this and it's written beautifully, I will look at Karamo full of admiration now. ...