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!

Workin It

Author: RuPaul
Publisher: It Books
ISBN: 006198583X
Release Date: 2010-02-02
Genre: Health & Fitness

More than just a style guide, this 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! No more playing small, your time is now! "Workin' It!" will provide helpful and provocative tips on fashion, beauty, style and confidence for girls and boys, straight and gay - and everyone in between! No one knows more about life, self-expression and style than RuPaul! With photos by Mathu Andersen from the new season of RuPaul's Drag Race and a fresh look at style and inner beauty, "Workin' It!" will pick up where the show leaves off. The book will be as colourful, fun, and intriguing as RuPaul, with insights into makeup, clothing choices and the illusion of drag. Fans of RuPaul will get piece of Ru's philosophy on style and attitude - and how it's more than the clothes that make the man, or woman! With four colour photos throughout and a fresh, funky design "Workin' It!" will be the perfect guide to RuPaul - part style guide, part confidence manifesto, and entirely fabulous!

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 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

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.

Why Drag

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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.

Rupaul s Drag Race Mad Libs

Author: Karl Marks
Publisher: Mad Libs
ISBN: 9780843183610
Release Date: 2016-01-05
Genre: Games & Activities

An Adult Mad Libs based on the Emmy-winning reality show RuPaul's Drag Race! You'll want to run--in heels--to pick up your copy of RuPaul's Drag Race Mad Libs. Fans can relive their favorite moments from this fierce reality show by playing the 21 stories included in this book. Work!

The Makeup of RuPaul s Drag Race

Author: Jim Daems
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786495078
Release Date: 2014-09-29
Genre: Performing Arts

Start your engines--for the fun, controversy and life lessons of RuPaul's Drag Race and its spinoff, RuPaul's DragU. This international collection of original essays critically examines the shows' representation of drag within the contexts of the reality TV genre and LGBTQ issues. Contributors focus on the structure of the two programs, the subversive nature of drag itself, the treatment of trans contestants, the issues of race, the language and the shows' handling of LGBTQ political issues. A comprehensive discussion is provided of the shows' premise, the host and the contestants through six seasons of Drag Race and the three seasons of DragU.

Doll Parts

Author: Amanda Lepore
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781942872856
Release Date: 2017-04-18
Genre: Art

From Amanda Lepore, the original iconic transexual woman who has reigned over New York nightlife for three decades, comes a gorgeous, poignant, full-color memoir of revealing stories and photographs by legends David LaChapelle, Terry Richardson, and many more. Lepore is a walking piece of art, and her very existence explores and questions the most important debates in modern society: gender roles, fame, beauty, and sex. She has spent years becoming the woman she wanted to be and here she reveals to the world the woman she really is.

The Essential Fan Guide to Rupaul s Drag Race

Author: John Davis
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
ISBN: 9781925418576
Release Date: 2017-11-07
Genre: Female impersonators

"The Essential Fan Guide to RuPaul's Drag Race celebrates all the queens that have sashayed the runway from seasons 1 to 9 and All Stars, as well as memorable drag terms, inspiring quotes from RuPaul, and stats and facts on all those sickening lip-sync battles"--Back cover.

Man Up

Author: Ross Mathews
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 9781455501793
Release Date: 2013-05-07
Genre: Humor

As a young kid growing up in a farm town, Ross Mathews might as well have wished for a pet unicorn or a calorie-free cookie tree to grow in his front yard. Either of those far-fetched fantasies would have been more likely to come true than his real dream: working in television in Hollywood, California. Seriously, that stuff just doesn't happen to people like Ross. But guess what. It totally did. Now, with his first book, Ross takes us inside his journey as a super-fan, revealing the most embarrassing and hilarious moments of his small-town life and big-city adventures. From learning to swear like a hardened trucker to that time in high school when had to face down the most frightening opponent of all (his girlfriend's lady bits), Ross holds nothing back. Oh, then there's his surprisingly shady past involving the cutest pair of plus-sized women's pajama bottoms, deliciously dangerous pot butter, and embezzled sandwiches. And, of course, how he's managed to turn an obsession with pop-culture into one-on-one interactions with celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow, Tiffani-Amber Theissen, Madonna, Michelle Kwan, and countless more without ever having a single restraining order issued against him. Infused with Ross's trademark humor, unique voice, and total honesty, MAN UP! is a mission statement for anyone who doesn't fit the mold. His hasn't been the most traditional way to build a career in Hollywood, but Ross has somehow managed to make his mark without ever compromising who he is. He is as serious about this as he is about Golden Girls trivia: You don't need to change who you are to achieve your dreams (although there's nothing wrong with a makeover every now and then). You just need to Man Up!

RuPaul s Drag Race

Author: RuPaul's Drag Race
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781681881812
Release Date: 2017-09-26
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Includes 10 illustrated punch-out paper dolls of the winning contestants from the first 8 seasons, including the winners from the first 8 seasons of the Emmy® Nominated RuPaul's Drag Race, and the winners of the first 2 seasons of Drag Race All Stars. 8 Winners - BeBe Zahara Benet, Tyra Sanchez, Raja, Sharon Needles, Jinkx Monsoon, Bianca Del Rio, Violet Chachki, and Bob the Drag Queen. 2 All-Star Winners: Chad Michaels, Alaska Thunderfuck 5000 Foreword by Michelle Visage. Featuring 10 board pages and 64 regular pages.

Fiercely You

Author: Jackie Huba
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 9781626568082
Release Date: 2016-08-15
Genre: Business & Economics

Work through your fears by getting fierce! Fiercely You is a creative, playful approach to the serious problems that women face regarding confidence and risk taking. At a particularly low point in her life, bestselling author Jackie Huba serendipitously stumbled upon the wonderful world of drag queens and was inspired. They were supremely self-assured, utterly fearless, strong, powerful, and unabashedly and completely themselves. Jackie even became a drag queen herself: Lady Trinity. Drawing on her own experiences and interviews with the world's top drag queens, Huba and coauthor Shelly Kronbergs offers five Keys to Fierce that will help readers find the courage to ignore criticism and live the life they truly want to live every day—no wigs or stilettos required.

The Essential Rupaul

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

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.

DRAG QUEEN GUIDE So you want to be a Female Impersonator

Author: Infamous Todd Kachinski Kottmeier
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9781312663411
Release Date: 2014-11-12
Genre: Social Science

No person in LGBT history created more books on the craft of male and female impersonation than Todd Kachinski Kottmeier, truly the drag historian. The library of resource books, written by thousands of performers around the world, garnered eleven world records and broke ground on topics as widespread as mentoring to the steps to winning a crown. The Official Drag Handbook, The Forum, Crown Me , Drag Bully, Drag Parents, Drag Stories, Joey Brooks, The Show Must Go On, Best Said Dead, Following Wynter, Dirty Little Secrets, Turn Around Bright Eyes, The Hunt for The Drag Queen Killer and Second Ovation carry his name on the title. The DRAG GUIDE is a two-book set by over 350 performers, divided faintly into book one for Kings, book two for Queens.