"Mizrahi speaks passionately...the warmth in both his voice and writing creates a singularly satisfying listening experience." -- AudioFile Magazine, Earphones Award winner This program is read by Isaac Mizrahi, whose "warm and wry voice provides an extra incentive to check out this version of his story." --LitHub "Isaac Mizrahi is a true Renaissance man. He can do it all! He's managed to live several lives in one lifetime." --RuPaul Isaac Mizrahi is sui generis: designer, cabaret performer, talk-show host, a TV celebrity. Yet ever since he shot to fame in the late 1980s, the private Isaac Mizrahi has remained under wraps. Until now. In I.M. , Isaac Mizrahi offers a poignant, candid, and touching look back on his life so far. Growing up gay in a sheltered Syrian Jewish Orthodox family, Isaac had unique talents that ultimately drew him into fashion and later into celebrity circles that read like a who's who of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries: Richard Avedon, Audrey Hepburn, Anna Wintour, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Meryl Streep, and Oprah Winfrey, to name only a few. In his elegant memoir, Isaac delves into his lifelong battles with weight, insomnia, and depression. He tells what it was like to be an out gay man in a homophobic age and to witness the ravaging effects of the AIDS epidemic. Brimming with intimate details and inimitable wit, Isaac's narrative reveals not just the glamour of his years, but the grit beneath the glitz. Rich with memorable stories from in and out of the spotlight, I.M. illuminates deep emotional truths. Praise for I.M.: " I.M. has everything! It's colorful, hysterical, touching, bold, and heartbreaking. It's about coming of age, creativity, being yourself, Jewish mothers, fashion, art, loss, and glamour. I loved it." -- Andy Cohen, New York Times bestselling author of Superficial "The key to the warmth and overall success of the memoir is Mizrahi's unapologetic, bare-all approach as he shares the best and worst aspects of his life... a charming and witty memoir." -- Kirkus
Isaac Mizrahi (Libra) performs cabaret across the country, has written two books, hosted his own television talk show, and made countless appearances in movies and television. He has directed and designed many productions for the stage and the screen. He founded his design company in 1987, was the star and co-creator of the documentary Unzipped ,and the subject of a large-scale, mid-career survey at The Jewish Museum in New York City. He currently develops projects in television, theatre, and literature through his own production company, Isaac Mizrahi Entertainment.
"...[A] singularly satisfying listening experience." - AudioFile Earphones Award Winner "Brimming with intimate details and inimitable wit, Isaac's narrative reveals not just the glamour of his years, but the grit beneath the glitz. Rich with memorable stories from in and out of the spotlight, I.M. illuminates deep emotional truths." - Bookreporter " Mizrahi never misses a beat, narrating in dulcet tones... Mizrahi opens his heart and voice in this touching memoir." - Booklist