Simon Doonan is the author of several books, including Wacky Chicks, Confessions of a Window Dresser, and Beautiful People, which was adapted for television in the UK. Originally from England, he worked on Savile Row before becoming the creative director for Barneys New York, where he designed legendary window displays for more than twenty years. Formerly a columnist for The New York Observer, he is now a contributor to Slate.com, and has appeared on Gossip Girl, Iron Chef America, America's Next Top Model, and elsewhere. Doonan lives in New York with his husband, Jonathan Adler.
Praise for GAY MEN DON'T GET FAT by Simon Doonan: "Simon Doonan
is one funny gay nugget."
--Chelsea Handler"If I were really short, gay, and way funnier than I am now, I would try to pass myself off as Simon Doonan."
--Malcolm Gladwell"Simon Doonan is the Auntie Mame every up-and-coming future legend should have, the gay best friend who always gives it to you straight."
--RuPaul"Simon writes like a lethal combo of Robert Benchley and Dorothy Parker. I laughed so hard while reading this book I nearly split my Spanx."
--Joan Rivers"The most un-tragic book about being gay ever written."
--John Waters"Dining with Mr. Doonan is like lunching with the 'Jersey Shore'-era grandnephew of Oscar Wilde....there are times when his thoughts on the sexual orientation of food can be unexpectedly eye-opening."
--Jeff Gordinier, The New York Times "[D]eliciously mischievous wit...Doonan is the David Sedaris of the style universe."
--Christopher Muther, The Boston Globe "Blisteringly funny."
--Kirkus Reviews "[Gay Men Don't Get Fat] will certainly have you laughing until your sides hurt."
--Alyssa Vingan, Marie Claire "In addition to educating those not-in-the-know, Doonan regales readers with tongue-in-cheek commentary and witchy barbs that bespeak a more militant Joan Rivers."
--Publishers Weekly "The sense of humor ... is matched by a very real motivation to empower women."--Kerry Pieri, Harper's Bazaar