The First Decade of RuPaul's Drag Race and the Last Century of Queer Life
A definitive deep-dive into queer history and culture with hit reality show RuPaul's Drag Race as a touchstone, by the creators of the pop culture blog Tom and Lorenzo
NPR's Best Books of the Year 2020 pick
A New York Times New & Noteworthy book
One of Logo/NewNowNext's "11 Queer Books We Can't Wait to Read This Spring"
From the singular voices... Read more »
Trixie and Katya's Guide to Modern Womanhood
The RuPaul's Drag Race legends, stars of UNHhhh, and expert biological women share the secrets of their feminine mystique in this satirical guide to beauty and homemaking.
Drag superstars Trixie Mattel and Katya have long captivated fans with their stunning looks, onscreen chemistry, and signature wit. In Trixie and Katya's Guide to Modern... Read more »
Blame It On Bianca Del Rio
The Expert On Nothing With An Opinion On Everything
The cheeky, larger-than-life drag queen and outrageous comic—"The Joan Rivers of the Drag World," (New York Times)—who isn’t afraid to shock or offend brings her trademark acerbic wit and sharp commentary to the page in an uproarious collection of advice.
When it comes to insult comics, Bianca Del Rio is in a class by herself. Fierce, funny, and...Read more »
Where There's a Willam, There's a Way
A former RuPaul's Drag Race contestant bestows the wisdom that only the most powerful of drag queens can possess and shows readers how to make life suck less.
The only lie told more often than "No, that looks totally cute on you" and "I got AIDS through oral" is "It gets better." Well, a lotta times it don't. Sometimes it just sucks less. But I... Read more »
FOREWORD BY JANE FONDA
A timeless collection of philosophies from renaissance performer and the world’s most famous shape-shifter RuPaul, whose sage outlook has created an unprecedented career for more than thirty-five years. GuRu is packed with more than 80 beautiful photographs that illustrate the concept of building the life you want from the...Read more »
The Really Good Celebrity Stories I Usually Only Tell at Happy Hour
From Ross Mathews, the nationally bestselling author of Man Up!, judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race, and alum of Chelsea Lately, comes “a delightful mix of sweet and sour celebrity experiences” (Shelf Awareness) in this hilarious and irreverent collection of essays.
Pretend it’s happy hour and you and I are sitting at the bar. I look amazing and, I... Read more »
Tales of My Delusional Self-Confidence
A Chelsea Handler Book/Borderline Amazing Publishing
By Ross Mathews
Length: 5 hours 10 minutes
In this hilarious and inspirational memoir, Ross Mathews -- best known as "Ross the Intern" from The Tonight Show with Jay Leno -- chronicles his life growing up as an atypical kid in a small Northwestern farm town to living as an atypical adult in Los Angeles, to eventually being his loud, proud, apologetically genuine self on national... Read more »
Middle School's a Drag, You Better Werk!
In this heartfelt and hilarious new novel from Greg Howard, an enterprising boy starts his own junior talent agency and signs a thirteen-year-old aspiring drag queen as his first client.
Twelve-year-old Mikey Pruitt--president, founder, and CEO of Anything, Inc.--has always been an entrepreneur at heart. Inspired by his grandfather Pap Pruitt,... Read more »
Martin McLean, Middle School Queen
In this bighearted middle-grade debut, Martin McLean struggles to find his voice—and his inner diva—as he navigates friendship, family, first crushes, and a whole lot of glitter.
Seventh-grader Martin McLean has always been surrounded by people who can express themselves. His mother is an artist, his colorful Tío Billy works in theater, and... Read more »
“What a tender, gentle, sensitive, painful, intimate, thoughtful story of an individual finding and embracing their true self. Alex's best friend and confidante, Mabel, moves away and he is left rudderless until Tracy asks him out. He enjoys spending time with her but is truly drawn to teal-haired Andre and the welcoming, inclusive queer community Andre introduces him to--one that gives Alex the space to become Sasha Masha. ”Summer, Books Inc.
The Black Flamingo
“Michael is a mixed-race gay teen growing up in London who goes to college and can't find a place to fit in, until he discovers The Drag Society. This story, told in poetry, is full of stunning language and the joy of finding your place in the world.”Ann, Blue Willow Bookshop
Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens
“Poignant and important.” —Refinery29
“A bright and sparkly celebration of love and self-acceptance.” —Kirkus Reviews
Judy Blume meets RuPaul’s Drag Race in this funny, feel-good debut novel about a queer teen who navigates questions of identity and self-acceptance while discovering the magical world of drag.
Perpetually awkward Nima Kumara-Clark... Read more »
A fantastic, fabulous, funny YA debut from Jeffery Self, one of the gay icons of the YouTube generation, that follows one high school student on a drag race to his future. Debut author Jeffery Self takes us on a road trip with an insecure high school senior who was one goal: to be the first in his family to leave Clearwater, Florida, and go to... Read more »