I.M. by Isaac Mizrahi audiobook

I.M.: A Memoir

By Isaac Mizrahi
Read by Isaac Mizrahi

Unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781427274649

  • ISBN: 9781427274649

Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

New York Times bestseller

A #1 Amazon.com bestseller in LGBT Biographies

A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

"Mizrahi speaks passionately...the warmth in both his voice and writing creates a singularly satisfying listening experience." — AudioFile Magazine, Earphones Award winner

This program is read by Isaac Mizrahi, whose "warm and wry voice provides an extra incentive to check out this version of his story." —LitHub

“Isaac Mizrahi is a true Renaissance man. He can do it all! He’s managed to live several lives in one lifetime." —RuPaul

Isaac Mizrahi is sui generis: designer, cabaret performer, talk-show host, a TV celebrity. Yet ever since he shot to fame in the late 1980s, the private Isaac Mizrahi has remained under wraps. Until now.

In I.M., Isaac Mizrahi offers a poignant, candid, and touching look back on his life so far. Growing up gay in a sheltered Syrian Jewish Orthodox family, Isaac had unique talents that ultimately drew him into fashion and later into celebrity circles that read like a who’s who of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries: Richard Avedon, Audrey Hepburn, Anna Wintour, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Meryl Streep, and Oprah Winfrey, to name only a few.

In his elegant memoir, Isaac delves into his lifelong battles with weight, insomnia, and depression. He tells what it was like to be an out gay man in a homophobic age and to witness the ravaging effects of the AIDS epidemic. Brimming with intimate details and inimitable wit, Isaac's narrative reveals not just the glamour of his years, but the grit beneath the glitz. Rich with memorable stories from in and out of the spotlight, I.M.illuminates deep emotional truths.

Praise for I.M.:

I.M. has everything! It’s colorful, hysterical, touching, bold, and heartbreaking. It’s about coming of age, creativity, being yourself, Jewish mothers, fashion, art, loss, and glamour. I loved it.” — Andy Cohen, New York Times bestselling author of Superficial

“The key to the warmth and overall success of the memoir is Mizrahi’s unapologetic, bare-all approach as he shares the best and worst aspects of his life… a charming and witty memoir.” — Kirkus

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Throughout this autobiography by one of America’s most acclaimed designers of the 1990s, his innovation and confidence are evident, contrasting with an industry that, despite its superficial fickleness, can be deeply resistant to change.” New York Times Book Review
I.M. is the must-read that will be in every chic woman’s handbag this season.” PopSugar
“Honest, insightful, and thoroughly entertaining…Mizrahi comes off in writing just like his onscreen persona: warm, witty, humble―and ready to dish.” Booklist (starred review)
“Fashion designer and television personality Mizrahi recounts the challenges of growing up gay in 1960s Brooklyn in a Syrian–Jewish Orthodox family. His story is told in dryly witty tones illuminated by moments of unbridled raw emotion…The warmth in both his voice and writing creates a singularly satisfying listening experience. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
Brimming with intimate details and inimitable wit, Isaac's narrative reveals not just the glamour of his years, but the grit beneath the glitz. Rich with memorable stories from in and out of the spotlight, I.M. illuminates deep emotional truths. Bookreporter
“In luminous prose, Mizrahi chronicles not only the glamour…but also the low points of his life…This is a must-read for fashion fanatics.” Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: Isaac Mizrahi

Author Bio: Isaac Mizrahi

Isaac Mizrahi performs cabaret across the country, has written several books, hosted his own television talk show, and made countless appearances in movies and television. He has directed and designed many productions for the stage and the screen. He founded his design company in 1987 and was the star and co-creator of the documentary Unzipped. He currently develops projects in television, theater, and literature through his own production company, Isaac Mizrahi Entertainment.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English