Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures: Jonathan Van Ness

New & Noted

Jonathan Van Ness

Presented by Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures in partnership with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Carnegie Library Lecture Hall in Oakland 


$38, includes a copy of Over the Top

Tickets may also be purchased via phone (412.622.8866) or at the door from 6 p.m. on the day of the event.

Before he stole our hearts as the grooming and self-care expert on Netflix’s hit show Queer Eye, Jonathan was growing up in a small Midwestern town that didn’t understand why he was so… over the top. From choreographed carpet figure skating routines to the unavoidable fact that he was gay, Jonathan was an easy target and endured years of judgement, ridicule and trauma—yet none of it crushed his uniquely effervescent spirit.

Over the Top uncovers the pain and passion it took to end up becoming the model of self-love and acceptance that Jonathan is today. In this revelatory, raw, and rambunctious memoir, Jonathan shares never-before-told secrets and reveals sides of himself that the public has never seen. JVN fans may think they know the man behind the stiletto heels, the crop tops, and the iconic sayings, but there’s much more to him than meets the Queer Eye.

Event date: 
Friday, September 27, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Carnegie Library Lecture Hall
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Over the Top: A Raw Journey to Self-Love Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062906373
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperOne - September 24th, 2019

Queer Eye: Love Yourself. Love Your Life. Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984823939
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Clarkson Potter - November 13th, 2018