You do You
Jump into Pride with Tan France (Queer Eye), Nikki Levy, and seven fabulous storytellers as they share true tales of exploring, embracing, and celebrating queer identity. You Do You, produced especially for Pride Month, brings Audible Members a collection of uplifting, raw, and hilarious stories from queer actors, comedians, and personalities. Co-hosted by French-tuck aficionado and super-stylist Tan France and storytelling maven Nikki Levy, You Do You is a fierce, unfiltered celebration of LGBTQIA+ realness. You’ll hear live stories from RuPaul’s Drag Race fave D.J. “Shangela” Pierce about seeking some Beyoncé healing after a fateful death-drop injury, Janine Brito (stand-up comedian and writer for Netflix’s One Day at a Time) who made a curious calendar purchase as a tween, and Emma Willmann (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) growing closer to her sister through heteronormative wedding planning. You Do You also treats listeners to a sometimes-fun, sometimes-trying excursion to Dubai from YouTube star Gigi Gorgeous, a mischievous switcheroo orchestrated by Percy Rustomji, and a touching story about big life decisions from Nikki Levy herself. Closing it out is a deeply personal story that’s still sizzling with laughs from the magnificent Alexandra Billings of Amazon’s hit show Transparent. So, celebrate yourself, don’t let anyone dull your sparkle, and dive in to the fabulous, funny stories in You Do You. Featuring stories told live on stage from the following performers: Janine BritoD.J. “Shangela” PierceEmma WillmannGigi GorgeousPercy RustomjiNikki LevyAlexandra BillingsCo-hosted by: Tan France and Nikki Levy

You do You Details

TitleYou do You
Author
ReleaseJan 1st, 1970
Rating
GenreAudiobook, Nonfiction, Humor

You do You Review

  • Lizzy Reads
    January 1, 1970
    I don’t even know how to rate this...so I won’t.The stories in this were funny and touching but the narrations in between felt really forced.
  • Laianna
    January 1, 1970
    I downloaded this free Audible original on a whim one night when I was feeling bored. Some stories kept my interest better than others but I was nonetheless entertained while doing housework. I’d recommend this story collection to anyone who enjoys NPR’s The Moth radio hour, as the format is very reminiscent. A nice break of a quick listen during pride month.
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  • Courtney Pate
    January 1, 1970
    I got this on audible as a members freebie during Pride Month. Honestly I picked it up because Tan France is on the cover. I’m obsessed with Queer Eye and would kill to have him style me. Anyway. I am so glad I chose this book!! One of my favorite drag queens, Shangela, was featured. Halleiugh! This was an audio of a group of LGBT famous people telling stories. Like Shangela’s was about when she broke her leg and went to see Queen Bey. I was crying at my desk from laughter. I 100% recommend this I got this on audible as a members freebie during Pride Month. Honestly I picked it up because Tan France is on the cover. I’m obsessed with Queer Eye and would kill to have him style me. Anyway. I am so glad I chose this book!! One of my favorite drag queens, Shangela, was featured. Halleiugh! This was an audio of a group of LGBT famous people telling stories. Like Shangela’s was about when she broke her leg and went to see Queen Bey. I was crying at my desk from laughter. I 100% recommend this book. It’s so so funny, but also with stories of loving yourself and living your truth.
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  • Amy
    January 1, 1970
    Another free Audible Original offering that I took advantage of. This is less a narrated book than a series of interviews/stand-up routines/podcasts about being LGBTQ for Pride Month. Hilarious, heartfelt, and thoroughly enjoyable. Also far too short! I may come back to listen to this again as it seemed it was over before it had begun.
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  • Nicci
    January 1, 1970
    3.5The narrating between stories wasn’t for me on audio but the stories themselves were glorious.
  • Catherine Puma
    January 1, 1970
    In celebration of Pride Month, "You Do You" is one of the Audible Originals made freely available to Audible members in June 2019. At just under 2 hours, this is a funny collection of a few standup skits by gay, lesbian, and transgender comedians/performers. It was refreshing to hear LGBTQIA persons share humorous events from their lives that weren't directly related to their "coming out story"; as important as those are, there is so much more to life! It was fun to hear some of these moments. T In celebration of Pride Month, "You Do You" is one of the Audible Originals made freely available to Audible members in June 2019. At just under 2 hours, this is a funny collection of a few standup skits by gay, lesbian, and transgender comedians/performers. It was refreshing to hear LGBTQIA persons share humorous events from their lives that weren't directly related to their "coming out story"; as important as those are, there is so much more to life! It was fun to hear some of these moments. These stories are hosted by Tan France (one of the stars of Netflix's "Queer Eye" lifestyle improvement show) and Nikki Levy (comedian and cohost of last year's Audible Pride Month production, "The Path to Pride with Lance Bass and Nikki Levy", which I would also recommend). Levy shared a story in this set, but I don't think France did, so that's something to keep in mind if you get this. Nevertheless, they framed the different selections nicely and connected them to the common theme of owning your truth and staying loyal to who you really are, hence the phrase, 'you do you'. I recommend this to anyone who wants to listen to ~2 hrs of funny pieces related to the LGBTQ+ experience. Some mature references, so maybe don't share with anyone you wouldn't take to a Rated R movie. Certain parts had me giggling at my office desk like an idiot, so the humor was a win for me on the comedy scale :D
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  • Sandy Nawrot
    January 1, 1970
    In honor of Pride month, Audible offered this original production as one of our free selections this month. Hosted by Tan France and Nikki Levy, we hear from Janine Brito (lesbian and stand-up comic), D.J. Pierce (drag queen), Emma Willmann (lesbian, comedian and podcaster), Gigi Gorgeous (transgender actress and model), Percy Rustomji (gay writer and actor) and Alexandra Billings (transgender actor and singer). Each of these very talented individuals deliver what I would consider part comedy an In honor of Pride month, Audible offered this original production as one of our free selections this month. Hosted by Tan France and Nikki Levy, we hear from Janine Brito (lesbian and stand-up comic), D.J. Pierce (drag queen), Emma Willmann (lesbian, comedian and podcaster), Gigi Gorgeous (transgender actress and model), Percy Rustomji (gay writer and actor) and Alexandra Billings (transgender actor and singer). Each of these very talented individuals deliver what I would consider part comedy and part poignant story about an experience they've had as an LGBTQIA in today's world. It's generally light-hearted, providing hope despite their struggles. From being detained in Dubai, to the struggles of being a maid of honor in a straight wedding, to abiding by laws preventing cross-dressing, these folks have tales to tell. My only complaint is that I wanted to hear more.
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  • Daniela
    January 1, 1970
    I really liked these stories. They are funny, heartbreaking, and full of insight in what is like to be queer. And you get to hear it from the voices of the people that lived them, which is great. My only two complaints are that, first, I wanted to see what was going on. It was like they were gesturing and making faces etc. So the audiobook is the recording of something that is a visual experience rather than an actual written book, made to communicate only through words. The second thing that bo I really liked these stories. They are funny, heartbreaking, and full of insight in what is like to be queer. And you get to hear it from the voices of the people that lived them, which is great. My only two complaints are that, first, I wanted to see what was going on. It was like they were gesturing and making faces etc. So the audiobook is the recording of something that is a visual experience rather than an actual written book, made to communicate only through words. The second thing that bothered me is that books can be more immersive, longer and able to convey a lot. I wish it could have told us more about them. This was like listening to a great TV show, really great, but still a TV show and not a book. But better knowing little and imagining what I could not see than not hearing it at all.
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  • Penny
    January 1, 1970
    (Audible)Less a book and more a podcast, this collection of famous LGBTQ people telling humorous stories is hosted between segments by Tan France (Netflix Queer Eye).Gigi Gorgeous's story about flying into Dubai was hilarious, yet also sobering. The situation she found herself in could have been very dangerous. Shangela's story about breaking her leg and being determined to go see a Beyonce concert was also laugh out loud funny. Truth is stranger than fiction, and you can't make this stuff up!Lo (Audible)Less a book and more a podcast, this collection of famous LGBTQ people telling humorous stories is hosted between segments by Tan France (Netflix Queer Eye).Gigi Gorgeous's story about flying into Dubai was hilarious, yet also sobering. The situation she found herself in could have been very dangerous. Shangela's story about breaking her leg and being determined to go see a Beyonce concert was also laugh out loud funny. Truth is stranger than fiction, and you can't make this stuff up!Loved this audio book. It only gets 4 stars because it needed to be longer. HIGHLY RECOMMENDMay not be appropriate for child audiences--preview first and make your own decisions. (Language)
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  • Branden
    January 1, 1970
    This is another of those “it’s a podcast, not a book” Audible Originals, but it’s hilarious, heartfelt, and the perfect addition to Pride month. Our two hosts act as the buffer between LGBTQ comics. There are seven comics in total, and each one is unique. The stories range from funny to inspiring, but every one is worth hearing. My favorite story was from the final comic, a 50-something transgender woman who went through one hell of a life to get where she is today. It was funny, but more than t This is another of those “it’s a podcast, not a book” Audible Originals, but it’s hilarious, heartfelt, and the perfect addition to Pride month. Our two hosts act as the buffer between LGBTQ comics. There are seven comics in total, and each one is unique. The stories range from funny to inspiring, but every one is worth hearing. My favorite story was from the final comic, a 50-something transgender woman who went through one hell of a life to get where she is today. It was funny, but more than that, it was touching, humbling, and powerful. This is a short audiobook at under two hours, but is definitely an Audible Original that is worth your time.
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  • Monet
    January 1, 1970
    4.5⭐This was absolutely 5⭐ worthy if it weren't for the "narration" between stories. It felt SO forced, lacked any good humor, fell completely flat and broke up the good vibe each story had. The stories on the other hand were absolutely fabulous. I loved every second of them. Laughed, teared up a bit, and fell in love with each person and their journey. I though each person brought something so different to the table, but all tied together so well with one another. I love this collection.
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  • Emmjay
    January 1, 1970
    "There's no right or wrong way to be gay. No right or wrong way to come out. It's your journey, do it the way you wanna do it." - Tan France..In celebration of pride month, I got this gem on audible and soaked it up! The stories were fantastic and funny and so real. My only downside, and the reason I deducted one star is because the bits between stories where Tan and Nikki bantered felt quite forced and I was really really hoping we would have gotten a story from Tan himself.
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  • Cristina Pandol
    January 1, 1970
    Good collection of stories from LGBTQ+ individuals that are incredibly entertaining, but honestly the Tan France & Nikki Levy pieces are just whatever and don't add a lot of value. The value is from the storytellers who share storying about concealing themselves, coming out, life, etc. Good and entertaining listen for Pride Month.
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  • Sav
    January 1, 1970
    A nice selection of personal stories but I wish it included a couple of voices from the much ignored + in lgbt+. There tends to generally be a lot more focus on lesbian and gay personalities in the media and I appreciate that they included a few transgender stories in this collection. We can always strive to be a bit more inclusive!
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  • Nina !!
    January 1, 1970
    Not sure how to rate this so I won't, haha. The stories were entertaining and I was glad to see they spanned most of the LGBT spectrum (with the exception of bisexual, as far as I could tell) -- including lesbians, whose stories still seem rare and few between. The interludes were a bit awkward, but otherwise, this was a short and enjoyable listen.
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  • Stacy GeekRemixALot
    January 1, 1970
    i liked this! as others have mentioned, it's more like listening to a podcast then a book. some of the stories feel closer to standup comedy even. i got this as an audible freebie and it was cool that they included something lgbtq+ for pride month.
  • Chelsea
    January 1, 1970
    This was a fun collection of stories and there’s one or two of the people I’d like to look up and hear more from. The between-story dialogue sometimes felt forced but was generally funny. Short and sweet!
  • Aryssa
    January 1, 1970
    I liked this, but the narration/hosting between the stories was almost comically stilted and awkward. Also, some of the stories made what I assume were gestures and expressions that made it more compete but this live audio version didn’t have that.
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  • Jacqui Prusik
    January 1, 1970
    Super interesting and entertaining. It’s one of audible’s free books for the month, and it’s less than two hours long- so a quick listen. And It’s not a complete story, just a collection of stories from the LGBTQ+ community so it’s easy to stop and pick up every now and then.
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  • Angela Sokol
    January 1, 1970
    This Audible Original was okay to me for what it was - more of a podcast than a book, brief, and generally lighthearted. I wasn't a huge fan of the commentary in between stories as it felt like a really cheesy script they were fast-talking through.
  • Ingrid Stephens
    January 1, 1970
    Some of the stories were hilarious some were touching but all rang true. I love pride month because stories like these get center stage. Worth the listen and Happy Pride my brothers and sister of the 🌈
  • Kristina
    January 1, 1970
    3.5/5 stars.
  • Nicole
    January 1, 1970
    Humorous and profound, this raw expedition into the realities of recognizing and developing pride in sexual identity is compelling and even life changing.
  • Sophie
    January 1, 1970
    Definitely more like a podcast than an audiobook, but the stories were great. The narration between was very forced, but the stories more than made up for it.
  • Danielle Heffernan
    January 1, 1970
    Fun little free audible original! Perfect for pride month
  • Kat Kunz
    January 1, 1970
    Charming free audible original. The included stories are exceptional; the interstitial banter is a little corny.
  • Alyse Stolz
    January 1, 1970
    These stories brought me many laughs and all the feels. Pride month is every month!
  • Vivian Adram
    January 1, 1970
    Good collection of LGBTIQ stories. Thank you for putting them together. Glad to know I'm not alone :)
  • Christina
    January 1, 1970
    Interesting collection to listen to, but the sections featuring Tan and Nikki seemed...stilted and off. Otherwise, great little listen!
  • Haley Luckenbill
    January 1, 1970
    Laugh almost the time
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