Title: I Hate Everyone, Except You
Author: Clinton Kelly
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication Date: January 10, 2017
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Clinton Kelly is probably best known for teaching women how to make their butts look smaller. But in I Hate Everyone, Except You, he reveals some heretofore-unknown secrets about himself, like that he’s a finicky connoisseur of 1980s pornography, a disillusioned critic of New Jersey’s premier water parks, and perhaps the world’s least enthused high-school commencement speaker. Whether he’s throwing his baby sister in the air to jumpstart her cheerleading career or heroically rescuing his best friend from death by mud bath, Clinton leaps life’s social hurdles with aplomb. With his signature wit, he shares his unique ability to navigate the stickiest of situations, like deciding whether it’s acceptable to eat chicken wings with a fork on live television (spoiler: it’s not). Clinton delves into all these topics—and many more—in this thoroughly unabashedly frank and uproarious collection.
Bring on the sass!! I Hate Everyone, Except You, read on audiobook by Kelly himself, was a joyous, ultra-sassy account of Clinton Kelly’s life from his childhood to his rise to fame on What Not to Wear. His essays and anecdote, snarky but hilarious, reveal the man behind the show. I watched What Not to Wear religiously and took great amusement in Kelly’s fashion tips and often unflinching honesty. It’s always amazing to me to somewhat get to know the person behind the character on tv. Although Kelly is himself on tv, getting to know his past and how he came to be a successful tv personality is an interesting tale. Kelly doesn’t spare us his blatant thoughts and judgements, but his stories are full of comedic twists. Despite all of this, he’s a truly sweet person underneath, revealing these softer parts of himself throughout the text. I loved learning about how he came to be co-host on the TLC show, and getting an inside look at his friendship with Stacey London really warmed my heart. It made me nostalgic for all those episodes and I think I’m going to have to find some episodes to binge watch soon!