Utahn Tan France will let readers know what it's like being “happily married to the love of his life — a Mormon cowboy from Salt Lake City” when his autobiography is published in May 2019.
According to Macmillan Publishers, “Tan France: Love, Family, Queer Eye, and What I Wore” will be a “heartfelt, funny, touching memoir.”
The British-born son of Pakistani parents who makes his home in Salt Lake City, France is the fashion expert on the “Queer Eye” revival on Netflix. The series just won three Emmys — for casting, editing and as outstanding structured reality show — and has been renewed for a third season.
And France will tell his story in the 304-page autobiography scheduled to be released on May 14.
“The book is meant to spread joy, personal acceptance, and most of all understanding,” France said in a statement. “Each of us is living our own private journey, and the more we know about each other, the healthier and happier the world will be.”
According to Macmillan, in the book France will reveal “what it was like to grow up gay in a traditional Muslim family, as one of the few people of color in Doncaster, England. He illuminates his winding journey of coming of age, finding his voice (and style!), and how he finally came out to his family at the age of 34.”
And he writes about his marriage to Rob France, who he met while visiting Salt Lake City.
“We started to date and then, yeah, I realized he was the one very shortly after that," France told The Salt Lake Tribune. “So I planned on Utah being my home.”
In addition to the book and more episodes of “Queer Eye,” France will also make a guest appearance on an upcoming episode of The CW’s “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” — which demonstrates just how much things have changed for the man who was so uncomfortable being on camera when “Queer Eye” began filming he considered quitting.
“I would leave the set and go home and call my husband on FaceTime and just sit there and cry, saying, ‘I’ve made the biggest mistake of my life. I don’t think I’m ever going to be comfortable,’” said France, adding that “never in a million years did I think I would end up on a TV show. … It made no sense to me that they would take a chance on somebody who’d never been on TV and gets nervous having a photo taken.”