GETTING CURIOUS | Can’t Wait For “Love That Story”? Here’s A Preview!


We love a reason to be extra, and Jonathan’s new book Love That Story: Observations from a Gorgeously Queer Life goes on sale next week, so we’re dropping an extra episode to celebrate! Listen in to hear Jonathan read a chapter from the Love That Story audiobook, all about overcoming body issues and learning to love themselves.

Before you dive in, please note that in this chapter, Jonathan discusses their experiences with binge eating and food restriction. So take this episode at your own pace, or revisit it when and if it feels right for you to do so.

If you’re listening before April 11, there’s still time to pre-order Love That Story–and if you do, you can download a bonus chapter of the audiobook! Visit any local independent bookseller to order the hardcover, and then go to to get the instant download. 

Want to support a queer-owned bookstore with your purchase? Here are some of our faves:

Women and Children First

Astoria Bookshop

A Room of One’s Own

Also—Jonathan’s going on a book tour! There are dates in New York, LA, Chicago, Austin, and virtually. Visit to find a stop near you. Here’s some of what’s in store:

Politics & Prose with Sixth & I

Posman Books with 92Y

Seminary Coop with Chicago Humanities Festival 

Book Soup @ Zipper Hall

Book People @ The Library Foundation

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