Through Thick and Thin: My Autobiography by Gok Wan
Reviewed by Amy Schmid
Gok Wan is an inspiration. He is a man who has been to hell and clawed his way back to tell his tale.
His life has been littered with doubt and fear of failure, as he tried to come to terms with his body and weight issues.
His lowest point is shocking yet eye opening, as he reveals just how much he gave up in order to gain everything he has today.
His family is traditionally Chinese, owning restaurants all his life. His love-hate relationship with food was borne from this family tradition of using food for comfort and love.
His weight spiraled out of control, making him the target for cruel bullies.
As he branched out and accepted his sexuality, he began to notice his weight was getting him down more and more, and the urge to fit in overpowered everything else.
Acting was his passion, before fashion overtook his life.
Gok is now the face of a hit TV show in London which has changed the way British women view themselves and clothing, revolutionizing the industry.
But this fame comes at a price.
A powerful, sad, but also funny read, it will teach you about loving yourself, and how changing the world can also change you.