Release the Beast

Release the Beast

A Drag Queen's Guide to Life

Summary

THE BIMINI BON BESTSELLER (Sunday Times official!)

A hilarious and inspiring guide to transforming your life through lessons from drag, by the UK's favourite drag queen and star of RuPaul's Drag Race UK, Bimini Bon Boulash.

'MAGIC! A fun, fierce, honest origin story of how to drag yourself up out of trouble and become an icon' Katherine Ryan


'A triumph for UK queer culture' Travis Alabanza

'Eye-opening, intelligent, thoughtful as well as sassy and surprising - a must read' Lorraine Kelly
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Bimini Bon Boulash is the nation's sweetheart, capturing hearts and minds as the gag-inducing, death-dropping, plant-based breakout star of RuPaul's Drag Race UK Season 2. Not only did she make us laugh and cry, she showed us how to develop a Positive Mental Attitude and live happily and healthily outside society's idea of 'normal'.

Telling the story of how drag took her from the brink of self-destruction to the mainstage, as well as life lessons drawing on convention-breaking icons from Kate Moss to Katie Price, in this book Bimini uses all her wit, charm and kindness to show us how to lead the lives we wish we could lead, through the life-changing magic of dragging up.
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'Radical, life-affirming, and utterly important for this time' Riyadh Khalaf


'A very important read' Gottmik

'She's a superstar' Kathy Burke

'You will always be our winner' Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London

'A force of nature' James Acaster

Reviews

  • 'Seeing Bimini take the world by storm with her authenticity, power and brilliance is truly a delight. Release the Beast is quintessential Bimini, hitting the nail on the head with her irreverent wit and infectious personality. Ms Boulash, you're definitely in the history books now!'
    Jamie Windust, author of In Their Shoes

About the authors

Bimini Bon Boulash

Bimini Bon Boulash is a drag performer from east London and star of RuPaul's Drag Race UK Season 2. She invented veganism about seven years ago.
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Jules Scheele (Illustrator)

Jules Scheele is an illustrator, graphic facilitator and comic book artist. They have been making artwork and zines about identity and queerness for over a decade, and also illustrated Queer: A Graphic History and its follow-ups with author Meg-John Barker.
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