Tim Gunn: The Natty Professor
Thursday, Oct 13, 2016
I recommend this to teachers and mentors everywhere, or for anyone looking for inspiration in their own learning and interpersonal growth. Tim Gunn is a delight to listen to and read by the author himself. Filled with humor, anecdotes, and advice, Gunn imparts his wisdom on teaching and mentoring as he describes his experiences as a fashion authority, teacher, mentor, and TV personality.
I always loved watching Tim Gunn on the TV show Project Runway, where contestants are designers competing to produce their best clothing designs in a series of challenges. Gunn always brings a positive and constructive vibe to the show, and this is exactly what he does in his book. He doesn’t shy away from expressing his opinions, but even when you don’t agree with him, you always respect him for the way he presents himself and relates to others.
Gunn's narration reflects the energy and cheer of his message. While making me chuckle, nod, and occasionally gasp, Gunn renewed in me the joy of teaching, while challenging me to continue to always strive to tell the truth, empathize, ask questions, cheerlead, and hope for the best in my interactions with students and anyone who crosses paths with me in life!