I Am Not Myself These Days - Josh Kilmer-Purcell

I Am Not Myself These Days

By Josh Kilmer-Purcell

  • Release Date: 2009-10-13
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 389 Ratings

Description

The New York Times bestselling, darkly funny memoirof a young New Yorker's daring dual life—advertising art director by day,glitter-dripping drag queen and nightclub beauty-pageant hopeful by night—was asmash literary debut for Josh Kilmer-Purcell, now known for his popular PlanetGreen television series The Fabulous Beekman Boys.His story begins here—before the homemade goat milk soaps and hand-gatheredhoneys, before his memoir of the city mouse’s move to the country, TheBucolic Plague—in I Am Not Myself These Days,  with “plenty of dishy anecdotes and moments of tragi-camp delight” (WashingtonPost).

Reviews

  • A Beautiful Story

    5
    By Anne Bordelon
    This book found its way to me at a time when I needed it most. Thank you. Josh and Aqua’s story solidified my belief that we are all the same, while also so beautifully different.
  • Wow.

    5
    By llashl3yll
    "I laughed, I cried, I laughed again"... And also got angry, cried more, felt upset, and cried more. I fell in love with this book! It expresses an unexpected love that turned sour. I decided to buy this after it was recommended by Tyler Oakley, and it was definitely worth it! Give it a read sometime, you won't be disappointed!
  • LOVE THIS BOOK!

    5
    By Meatball 2
    I've read this book twice, and give it to my friends to read. Great story, you'll think about it long after you've finished it.
  • I am not myself these days

    5
    By 1wordsmith2
    A touching love story that reminds readers that love and beauty can be found in every experience you live.
  • I need more of this

    5
    By Danyull3
    This book is... I can't and don't want to attempt describing it. I really enjoyed reading it, it pulls your mind and heart in many directions. Every part is exactly what you didn't know you wanted to happen. I am going to read this again. And again. Thank you author.
  • Amazing

    5
    By Just Jack
    I laughed, I was in love with the Jack and the romance, I cried, as the hope happy ending fads away. This is a great book, I couldn't put it down. Wish there are more books like this.
  • Amazing

    5
    By PRD
    I didn't really know what I was getting myself into here... The book was kind of a whim purchase. But it turned out to be amazing! A true must read for any city dweller, party goer, anyone really! This NEEDS to be a movie!!!
  • Tough Read

    4
    By Belliemay
    Not a tough read from the lack of writing technique, more from the "Oh God, enough already!" factor. Reading about this man's life was a test of how not to jump through the pages and make the madness stop. I know a little about drag queens and the second skin it represents. The writing was gritty and pretty, just like New York City. At once I was catapulted into the deep nightlife, I could smell the bars, then brought to a heartfelt quiet while two hearts connected over coffee and the Sunday Times. A boy in a mans body looking for squash--the comforts of home--completely out of reach, but right there. All I can say is I'm glad there was some resolve in this mans life. I hope Jack found his as well.
  • Absolutely Fabulous

    5
    By robbiecharles90
    Couldn't put the book down, hilarious ups and downs, tear jerking moments. Great story. Loved it.
  • I Am Not Myself These Days

    4
    By kellibond
    Darkly amusing look into an alternate lifestyle I know nothing about. Character driven memoir that is hard to put down. If it needs to be said (read) kilmer-Purcell delivers.

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