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I am Not Myself These Days: A Memoir
I am Not Myself These Days A Memoir
Author: Josh Kilmer-Purcell
In this darkly funny and brilliantly written noiresque memoir, a young New York City advertising art director by day/glittering nightclub drag queen and amateur beauty pageant contestant by night finds himself struggling to keep his high heels grounded during a doomed romance with his penthouse-living, crack-addicted, male escort boyfriend. — ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780060817329
ISBN-10: 0060817321
Publication Date: 2/1/2006
Pages: 336
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  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 109 ratings
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 6
Take a drug addicted, gay male, hooker from Southern Cali and a Midwestern alcoholic drag queen and pair them up for seven turbulent months living together in Midtown Manhattan and you get a mess; But an intriguing read nonetheless. Gave it 5*'s as it held my undivided attention until the end.
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Helpful Score: 6
The cute cover drew me in and the sharp writing and witty dialogue kept me reading through this often-shocking look at the lifestyle of a drag queen. A peek into a world you might not know exists, this tale isn't for everyone.
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Helpful Score: 5
It's hard to write a review of book that already has so many great reviews. For me the book was not only an enjoyable and exciting pastime but also an opportunity to read about a world completely foreign to me. The author's description of his life as a drag queen is not only captivating but also outrageous. It made me drop my mouth open in parts, shake my head but also laugh outloud. I'm so glad I had a chance to read this memoir and discover the world of drag queens.
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Helpful Score: 2
One of the most FUN books I have ever read. I am not sure how Kilmer-Purcell weaves together a story that is all at once horrifying, hysterical, disgusting, and endearing, but he pulls it off. It is a great peak into a world many people never knew truly existed, and will keep you captivated in the ONE sitting you will read it in. The story at times perhaps seems sensationalized, but it is effective and affecting. Can't wait to read it again!
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Helpful Score: 1
I loved this memoir. It made my heart break, made me laugh, and shocked me all at once. this is by far one of the best books i have read. Its very explicit and detailed though.
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LOVE this book!! Fast read. Entertaining and heart warming.I never would have read this had I not seen Josh on The Amazing Race. After reading, I kept saying to myself "Are they SURE this is the same person?" Loved, loved, loved this book!!
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Very funny read - but then you need to read his next book as a follow up.
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I really enjoyed this book. It is a very easy read. I sat down and read it in two sittings. Very interesting, hillarious at points, and very sad in others. If you are like myself and enjoy memoirs that take you a step outside of your normal life, this is a good one. The language and content is a little racy at times though so be prepared.


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