The inimitable Tim Gunn, beloved mentor to 'Project Runway's' aspiring fashionistas and voice of reason in the sometimes outlandish fashion industry, has a new book out called 'Gunn's Golden Rules: Life's Little Lessons for Making It Work.' In the book, he shares what he's learned about becoming successful at work and in personal relationships from his esteemed career, which has taken him from the Parsons School for Design and 'Project Runway' to published author and chief creative officer at Liz Claiborne. Filled with behind-the-scenes gossip from 'Runway,' the book is a fun read, and in it, Gunn is bracingly honest when discussing his dysfunctional family and love life.

Gunn recently talked to PopEater about manners (or rather, lack thereof), the kerfuffle over his comments about Vogue editor Anna Wintour, Martha Stewart, taking the high road, his suicide attempt and J. Edgar Hoover's cross dressing.