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I Am Not Myself These Days by Josh Kilmer-purcell
  

I Am Not Myself These Days

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An outrageous story of drag, drugs and debauchery. This memoir is told with a great deal of humour and pathos. I think I find myself drawn to books like this because the ability for people to hit rock bottom (usually while having a mad and crazy time on the way down!!) and then pull themselves back up with such courage and strength is truly inspiring. I loved this for its campness, it’s darkness and its honesty.

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Synopsis

I Am Not Myself These Days by Josh Kilmer-purcell

Josh Kilmer-Purcell lived a double life. By day, he was a successful young advertising executive. By night, he would trade in his corporate uniform for high heels and sequins, and perform in downtown New York nightclubs as a drag queen called Aquadisiac before returning to the uptown penthouse he shared with his crack-addicted male escort boyfriend. In this powerfully written, emotional rollercoaster of a memoir, Kilmer-Purcell blends the high camp world of nightclubs, drugs and drag with a soulful and ironic perspective on his own journey through love and life.

Told with a raw and honest voice that conveys hard truths with unflinching courage, I Am Not Myself These Days is a stunningly witty and deeply moving tour de force by a remarkable new talent.


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‘Jaw-dropping’
Entertainment Weekly

As tart and funny as a Noel Coward play’
Booklist

A wonderful book, a ridiculous book, a sad and beautiful book, a book I’ll read again, a book I highly recommend’
James Frey, author of A Million Little Pieces

About the Author

After ‘retiring’ from drag in 2000, Josh Kilmer-Purcell refocused on his advertising career, winning numerous awards, and is now a partner in a mid-size creative advertising agency in lower Manhattan. He lives on Manhattan’s Upper East Side with his partner of five years.

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Publication date

4th June 2007

Author

Josh Kilmer-purcell

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Publisher

Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
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ISBN

9780552154666

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