Random House presents the audiobook edition of Diary of a Drag Queen, written and read by Tom Rasmussen.
Life's a drag...
'Stories like the one where you shagged a 79-year-old builder and knocked over his sister’s ashes while feeding him a Viagra. Or the time you crashed your car because you were giving a hand job in barely moving traffic and took your eye off the car in front. That’s the kind of dinner-party ice-breaker I’m talking about.'
Northern, working-class and shagging men three times her age, Crystal writes candidly about her search for ‘the one’; sleeping with an editor in an attempt to become a world famous journalist; getting hired and fired by a well-known fashion magazine; being torn between losing weight and gorging on KFC; and her need for constant sexual satisfaction (and where that takes her).
Charting her day-to-day adventures over the course of a year, we encounter tucks, twists and sucks, heinous overspending and endless nights spent sprinting from problem to problem in a full face of makeup.
This is a place where the previously unspeakable becomes the commendable – a unique portrayal of the queer experience.
A riotous portrayal of the contemporary queer experience
Truthful, revealing and obscenely hilarious […] Strident and unapologetic but really sweet, too.
A proud voice for the non-binary community
This book honestly changed my life. Tom’s honesty, vulnerability and fearlessness jumps out of every page and every word. It is the queer bible I’ve always needed and I don’t remember life BT (before Tom)
Diary of a Drag Queen is a heartfelt memoir of queerness and non-conformity
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, a series of violent demonstrations that shaped the course of LGBTQIA+ rights across America and the world. Here Crystal Rasmussen, author and one of Britain's best-known drag acts, argues why we’re in danger of forgetting its legacy - and who the true heroes really were.
Look up the term ‘Global Phenomenon’ in the dictionary and you will find a picture of Crystal Rasmussen's face. She's beautiful. She's a model. She looks like a block of cheap Edam that's been left out in the sun. In Diary of a Drag Queen, she charts her day-to-day adventures over the course of a year. In this extract, Crystal tells us about her most prized possession: her make-up bag.