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WATCH: Tamron Hall and Jay Manuel Discuss How "Eccentric" Industry Inspired His Novel

Tamron Hall, Jay Manuel

Tamron Hall, Jay Manuel

Tamron Hall chatted with former America's Next Top Model mentor Jay Manuel, who has penned a new novel called The Wig, The Bitch & The MeltdownThe fashion expert shared what made him write the book, saying:

This was inspired by my life in the whole fashion industry and this eccentric world of reality TV and, you know, I wanted it to be a lot of fun. And I used satire specifically because we tend to laugh but also learn more about ourselves, kind of, through humor and that was the concept behind writing this book the way I did.

He added:

And I very specifically wanted to look at how the entertainment industry deals with intersectionality and Black women’s identity.

Watch more of the Tamron Hall chat below.