Suck Less

Author: Willam Belli
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 9781455566211
Release Date: 2016-10-18
Genre: Humor

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 promise you: where there's a Willam, there's a way. But this isn't all about me (for once). It's about you and how you can SUCK LESS at a variety of things drag queens are so much better at than the average person. I've got clap backs and life hacks and tips on classing up a simple grab-and-run lifting spree to the much more dignified act of larceny. Super-important life stuff with my own special, secret fag- swag sauce. So welcome to Willam's School of Bitchcraft and Wiggotry. Class is in session. With a foreword from Neil Patrick Harris.

Suck Less

Author: Willam Belli
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781455566211
Release Date: 2016-10-18
Genre: Humor

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 promise you: where there's a Willam, there's a way. But this isn't all about me (for once). It's about you and how you can SUCK LESS at a variety of things drag queens are so much better at than the average person. I've got clap backs and life hacks and tips on classing up a simple grab-and-run lifting spree to the much more dignified act of larceny. Super-important life stuff with my own special, secret fag- swag sauce. So welcome to Willam's School of Bitchcraft and Wiggotry. Class is in session. With a foreword from Neil Patrick Harris.

Suck Less

Author: Willam Belli
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 1455566195
Release Date: 2016-10-18
Genre: Humor

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 promise you: where there's a Willam, there's a way. But this isn't all about me (for once). It's about you and how you can SUCK LESS at a variety of things drag queens are so much better at than the average person. I've got clap backs and life hacks and tips on classing up a simple grab-and-run lifting spree to the much more dignified act of larceny. Super-important life stuff with my own special, secret fag- swag sauce. So welcome to Willam's School of Bitchcraft and Wiggotry. Class is in session. With a foreword from Neil Patrick Harris.

Why Drag

Author:
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452149288
Release Date: 2016-05-17
Genre: Photography

For over a decade, Magnus Hastings has been photographing the world's greatest drag superstars and asking each of them a simple question: Why drag? The result is this mesmerizing volume in which the queens strut their stuff and reflect on their shared passion through a mixture of quips and philosophizing. Subjects include icons of reality TV and underground drag royalty, and photographs range from the divine to the trashy. Featuring the likes of Bianca Del Rio and Courtney Act, this collection is a beautiful celebration of drag as an art form and an exhilarating exploration of what drag means to its greatest artists.

Drag Teen

Author: Jeffery Self
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780545829946
Release Date: 2016-04-26
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

JT feels like his life's hit a dead end. It looks like he'll always be stuck in Florida. His parents are anti-supportive. And his boyfriend, Seth, seems to be moving toward a bright future a long way from home. Scholarship money is nonexistent. After-school work will only get JT so far. There's only one shot for him -- to become the next Miss Drag Teen in New York City. The problem with that? Well, the only other time JT tried drag (at a school talent show), he was booed off the stage. And it's not exactly an easy drive from Florida to New York. But JT isn't going to give up. He, Seth, and their friend Heather are going to drag race up north so JT can capture the crown, no matter how many feisty foes he has to face. Because when your future is on the line, you have to be in it to win it, one fraught and fabulous step at a time.

Workin It

Author: RuPaul
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061997075
Release Date: 2010-02-02
Genre: Health & Fitness

Workin’ It!, the new book from world-renowned recording artist, television host, and drag queen RuPaul, provides helpful and provocative tips on fashion, beauty, style, and confidence for girls and boys, both straight and gay—and everyone in between! No one knows more about life, self-expression, and style than the host of the hit LOGO series "RuPaul’s Drag Race," and Workin’ It! picks up right where the show leaves off. More than just a style guide, Workin’ It! is a navigation system through the bumpy road of life. Let RuPaul teach you the tried, tested, and found-true techniques that will propel you from background player to shining star!

Doll Parts

Author: Amanda Lepore
Publisher: Regan Arts.
ISBN: 1942872852
Release Date: 2017-05-09
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A gorgeous, poignant, memoir from the original iconic transsexual who has reigned over New York nightlife for three decades. Amanda Lepore is a walking piece of art and her very existence explores some of the most salient issues of our time—grappling with gender identity, examining femininity, and what it means to be a woman. Born as a boy to a paranoid schizophrenic mother, Lepore always knew that she was a girl. When she discovered that she could make her body match her sense of self, it was a revelation. After transitioning at age seventeen, Lepore shed her troubled youth, escaped an abusive marriage, and recreated herself in the image of old Hollywood–glamour. She worked as a dominatrix, performed at the Limelight, and had a close friendship with her one-time boss “Party Monster” Michael Alig. But, it was when pop culture visionary David LaChapelle walked into her life that she again transitioned, this time from a beautiful nightlife denizen to an icon. LaChapelle’s ingenious photographs made Lepore an international art, music, and fashion star. Amanda Lepore has spent years becoming the woman she wanted to be, and now in her surprising and revealing memoir, she takes off the makeup, peels back the silicone, and reveals to the world the woman she really is—her heartbreak, her desires, and of course, her beauty secrets. “I hate everyone but Amanda Lepore.” —Miley Cyrus “As an Icon, Amanda is one of a kind because of her unique and singular look in the art of fashion. She has established herself as the most original and glamorous image in the world of transgender.” —Patricia Field “Amanda is truly a living work of art. I’ve never witnessed such devotion to the art of high-glamour. In my book, she is a glambassador of the very highest order, a true fascinatrix!” —Dita Von Teese

How to Murder Your Life

Author: Cat Marnell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781476752419
Release Date: 2017-01-31
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

From the New York Times bestselling author and former beauty editor Cat Marnell, a “vivid, maddening, heartbreaking, very funny, chaotic” (The New York Times) memoir of prescription drug addiction and self-sabotage, set in the glamorous world of fashion magazines and downtown nightclubs. At twenty-six, Cat Marnell was an associate beauty editor at Lucky, one of the top fashion magazines in America—and that’s all most people knew about her. But she hid a secret life. She was a prescription drug addict. She was also a “doctor shopper” who manipulated Upper East Side psychiatrists for pills, pills, and more pills; a lonely bulimic who spent hundreds of dollars a week on binge foods; a promiscuous party girl who danced barefoot on banquets; a weepy and hallucination-prone insomniac who would take anything—anything—to sleep. This is a tale of self-loathing, self-sabotage, and yes, self-tanner. It begins at a posh New England prep school—and with a prescription for the Attention Deficit Disorder medication Ritalin. It continues to New York, where we follow Marnell’s amphetamine-fueled rise from intern to editor through the beauty departments of NYLON, Teen Vogue, Glamour, and Lucky. We see her fight between ambition and addiction and how, inevitably, her disease threatens everything she worked so hard to achieve. From the Condé Nast building to seedy nightclubs, from doctors’ offices and mental hospitals, Marnell “treads a knife edge between glamorizing her own despair and rendering it with savage honesty.…with the skill of a pulp novelist” (The New York Times Book Review) what it is like to live in the wild, chaotic, often sinister world of a young female addict who can’t say no. Combining “all the intoxicating intrigue of a thriller and yet all the sobering pathos of a gifted writer’s true-life journey to recover her former health, happiness, ambitions, and identity” (Harper’s Bazaar), How to Murder Your Life is mesmerizing, revelatory, and necessary.

The Diva Rules

Author: Michelle Visage
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452146850
Release Date: 2015-11-10
Genre: Humor

Michelle Visage is not your average diva. Powerful, positive, and polished, this diva's not only glamorous, she's a savvy businesswoman with serious credentials who works her tail off. From her days vogueing in the downtown Manhattan clubs in the '90s to her successful career in radio and her ultimate cult status as a judge on RuPaul's Drag Race, Michelle has achieved her dreams and then some! In The Diva Rules, Visage shares her rules and advice for living life to the fullest and finding success no matter the hand you're dealt. With her no-nonsense style and super sassy voice, Michelle tells readers to Keep Your Shit Together

Lettin It All Hang Out

Author: RuPaul
Publisher: Hyperion
ISBN: 0786861568
Release Date: 1995-06-01
Genre: Social Science

The world's best-known drag performer tells of his rise from poverty to superstardom and offers beauty tips, positive thinking tools, and his unique sense of humor in a first book filled with photographs. Tour.

The Essential Rupaul

Author: John Davis
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
ISBN: 9781925418057
Release Date: 2016-04-01
Genre:

The essential guide for fans of the most famous drag queen in the world. RuPaul--the most famous drag queen in the world, recording artist, cult television host, pop-cultural icon--is celebrated in this essential fan guide. Bursting onto the scene over two decades ago with the huge hit Supermodel of the World, RuPaul has been confounding critics to clear her own path over the many years since. Most recently, RuPaul has again become an unlikely pop-cultural icon by producing and starring in RuPaul's Drag Race--a reality television series that judges the charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent of the competing drag queens. Over seven seasons and numerous spin-off series (including All Stars and RuPaul's Drag U), RuPaul's Drag Race has become a cult global hit--fans know the catchphrases, the personalities, the catfights. The Essential RuPaul celebrates Ru's history (or herstory, as she frames it) and philosophy ("If you can't love yourself--how in the hell you gonna love someone else"), as well as profiling the most loved and reviled queens from her TV series. This is one for the true fans.

Software Testing

Author: Ron Patton
Publisher: Sams
ISBN: 0672327988
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Computers

Software Testing, Second Edition provides practical insight into the world of software testing and quality assurance. Learn how to find problems in any computer program, how to plan an effective test approach and how to tell when software is ready for release. Updated from the previous edition in 2000 to include a chapter that specifically deals with testing software for security bugs, the processes and techniques used throughout the book are timeless. This book is an excellent investment if you want to better understand what your Software Test team does or you want to write better software.

The Wicked Wit of Queen Elizabeth II

Author: Karen Dolby
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books
ISBN: 1782433651
Release Date: 2015-05-21
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

When thinking of the Queen, our first image is one of dignity and authority. She is the very definition of majesty: the British monarch, the Supreme Governor of the Church of England and the head of the Commonwealth. But as anyone who knows her will tell you, in person she has a wicked sense of humour. Occasionally unintentional (when meeting guitar legend Eric Clapton she enquired 'Have you been playing a long time?'), sometimes cannily astute ('I have to be seen to be believed') and at times downright silly (nicely demonstrated when staff at Balmoral discovered the Queen jumping up and down with glee exclaiming 'I've won, I've won!' after hearing that England had beaten Australia in the cricket), her sense of humour is like no other. Revealing a side of the Queen's personality that the public rarely see, this joyous book is a timely celebration of royal humour as Elizabeth II succeeds Victoria as Britain's longest-serving monarch.

The Last Unicorn

Author: William deBuys
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780316232883
Release Date: 2015-03-10
Genre: Nature

An award-winning author's quest to find and understand a creature as rare and enigmatic as any on Earth In 1992, in a remote mountain range, a team of scientists discovered the remains of an unusual animal with exquisite long horns. It turned out to be a living species new to Western science--a saola, the first large land mammal discovered in fifty years. Rare then and rarer now, a live saola had never been glimpsed by a Westerner in the wild when Pulitzer Prize finalist and nature writer William deBuys and conservation biologist William Robichaud set off to search for it in central Laos. Their team endured a punishing trek up and down white-water rivers and through mountainous terrain ribboned with the snare lines of armed poachers who roamed the forest, stripping it of wildlife. In the tradition of Bruce Chatwin, Colin Thubron, and Peter Matthiessen, The Last Unicorn chronicles deBuys's journey deep into one of the world's most remote places. It's a story rich with the joys and sorrows of an expedition into undiscovered country, pursuing a species as rare and elusive as the fabled unicorn. As is true with the quest for the unicorn, in the end the expedition becomes a search for something more: the essence of wildness in nature, evidence that the soul of a place can endure, and the transformative power of natural beauty.