April 3, 2022

EP. 258.5 — Can’t Wait For “Love That Story”? Here’s A Preview!

We love a reason to be extra, and Jonathan’s new book Love That Story: Observations from a Gorgeously Queer Life goes on sale next week, so we’re dropping an extra episode to celebrate! Listen in to hear Jonathan read a chapter from the Love That Story audiobook, all about overcoming body issues and learning to love themselves.
Before you dive in, please note that in this chapter, Jonathan discusses their experiences with binge eating and food restriction. So take this episode at your own pace, or revisit it when and if it feels right for you to do so.

If you’re listening before April 11, there’s still time to pre-order Love That Story–and if you do, you can download a bonus chapter of the audiobook! Visit any local independent bookseller to order the hardcover, and then go to libro.fm/lovethatstory to get the instant download.

Want to support a queer-owned bookstore with your purchase? Here are some of our faves:


Women and Children First


Astoria Bookshop


A Room of One’s Own


Also—Jonathan’s going on a book tour! There are dates in New York, LA, Chicago, Austin, and virtually. Visit jonathanvanness.com/booktour to find a stop near you. Here’s some of what’s in store:


Politics & Prose with Sixth & I


Posman Books with 92Y


Seminary Coop with Chicago Humanities Festival


Book Soup @ Zipper Hall


Book People @ The Library Foundation


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Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness Bonus Episode: Love That Story JVN [00:00:00] Welcome to Getting Curious. I’m Jonathan Van Ness and every Wednesday I sit down for a gorgeous conversation with a brilliant expert to learn all about something that makes me curious. Today is… not a Wednesday! And yet, here I am on your podcast feed! That’s because my new book “Love That Story: Observations From a Gorgeously Queer Life” is out on April 12, And I want to share a very special preview with my Getting Curious listeners. Here is Chapter Four, all about overcoming body issues and learning to love my gorgeous self. JVN [00:00:30] “Chapter 4: Overcoming Body Issues and Learning to Love My Gorgeous Self Or, stop calling me brave! I’m hot!” I never knew I was body positive. I was positively aware I had a body, but one I found unbearably undesirable to myself and, from what I’d been told, definitely to other people. For much of my life, I couldn’t find one thing about the wa

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