Thursday, November 10, 2005

Carson Kressley Not Horsing Around In His New Children’s Book

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Queer Eye’s Carson Kressley has written a children’s book about a unique unicorn, and when it comes to the book’s underlying message, he’s not horsing around.

Kressley says he combined his love of horses and parts of his own life to pen You’re Different And That’s Super (Simon & Schuster), about a unicorn named Trumpet who learns to embrace his uniqueness.

The witty Queer Eye fashion expert says, “Trumpet’s a little queer in that he’s a unicorn – I mean, it doesn’t get gayer than that – but the intention of the book and the intention of the character is that he’s different...eventually those differences are things that make us stronger and our real success lies in our diversity.”

Kressley, who has a degree in Fine Arts, says he was very pleased with illustrator Jared Lee’s equestrian drawings of Trumpet and that before going to press, he only asked for “very, very minor changes...Occasionally I was like, ‘Mmm, his hair should be fluffier.’”

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