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Heart on My Sleeve

Stories from a Life Well Worn

About The Book

Fashion and style icon Jeanne Beker delivers an uplifting and inspiring memoir that walks us through a wardrobe of memory, one article of clothing at a time.

Jeanne Beker’s name is synonymous with style and grace in fashion. Recognized by many as the beloved host of Fashion Television and The New Music, Jeanne has spent an entire career interviewing celebrities and uncovering their most private selves. Now, in Heart on My Sleeve, Jeanne reveals who she is in an all-new way.

This is not just a memoir but a wardrobe of memory. Jeanne walks us through her recollections of specific pieces of clothing and jewelry, precious items that have made an indelible impact on her. She invites readers to think more deeply about how what we wear—whether it’s a thrift-store find or high-end couture—acts as a touchstone to our most treasured recollections, reminding us of who we once were or of loved ones we hold dear.

With Jeanne as our style guide, we get up-close and personal with a star-studded cast, including Paul McCartney, Madonna, Karl Lagerfeld, Kate Moss, Oscar de la Renta, Beyoncé, and Keith Richards. But equally important, Jeanne introduces us to the family members and loved ones who form her closest entourage—including her wise Yiddish mother and her industrious father, both Holocaust survivors; her childhood neighbor Mrs. Jaskolka, a style maven ahead of her time; her two trailblazing daughters; and her many warm and exuberant friends who have seen her through the best and worst of times.

Jeanne proves that a life lived with style and substance is always in fashion. Bold, colorful, and authentic, this is Jeanne Beker at her very best and brightest.

About The Author

Fabian Di Corcia

Jeanne Beker was the host of the hit show Fashion Television, which aired in over 130 countries for twenty-seven years and was one of the most successful shows in Canadian TV history. Prior to that, she hosted the groundbreaking show The NewMusic and was a founding member of MuchMusic. A seasoned newspaper and magazine columnist, Jeanne was editor-in-chief of FQ and SIR magazines from 2003 to 2009. Currently, she is a frequent keynote speaker and style editor for TSC, where she hosts her eponymous show Style Matters. Jeanne has received honorary doctorates from St. Mary’s University and OCAD University. She was named to the Order of Canada in 2013, inducted into the American Marketing Association’s Hall of Legends in 2015, and received a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame in 2016. Jeanne lives in Toronto, Canada.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster (October 8, 2024)
  • Length: 256 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781668035214

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Raves and Reviews

“Jeanne was always a welcome face backstage at the shows, where she had access to all areas. Reading her stories has been such a trip down memory lane.”

“Jeanne Beker was my first fashion guru. I lived vicariously through her Fashion Television interviews with awe and wonder.“

Heart On My Sleeve is basically a love letter to fashion and a lively walk through the extraordinary life of my friend Jeanne Beker.”

“I always looked forward to seeing Jeanne Beker backstage at my shows. I knew she would get it and also know the references and the music! It was wonderful to have someone on your team who loved fashion as much as you.”
ANNA SUI, Fashion Designer

"Not only has Jeanne Beker written a beautiful, deeply felt, and extremely touching memoir, her storytelling creates a fresh, new genre: a life reflected through the lens of fashion and clothes. I love this book!"
ISAAC MIZRAHI, Performer and Designer

“There are only a very few authentic people in the fashion industry, and Jeanne Beker is on the top of the heap. Her new memoir is an incredible journey.”
SANDRA BERNHARD, actress and comedian

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