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Diary of a Drag Queen by Crystal Rasmussen

Diary of a Drag Queen by Crystal Rasmussen


Life's a drag... Why not be a queen?

Stories like the one where you shagged a 79-year-old builder and knocked over his sister's ashes while feeding him a Viagra. Or the time you crashed your car because you were giving a hand job in barely moving traffic and took your eye off the car in front. That's the kind of dinner-party ice-breaker I'm talking about.

Northern, working-class and shagging men three times her age, Crystal writes candidly about her search for 'the one'; sleeping with a VIP in an attempt to become a world famous journalist; getting hired and fired by a well-known fashion magazine; being torn between losing weight and gorging on KFC; and her need for constant sexual satisfaction (and where that takes her).

Charting her day-to-day adventures over the course of a year, we encounter tucks, twists and sucks, heinous overspending and endless nights spent sprinting from problem to problem in a full face of make-up. 

This is a place where the previously unspeakable becomes the commendable - a unique portrayal of the queer experience.




'A riotous portrayal of the contemporary queer experience.' - Dazed


'Truthful, revealing and obscenely hilarious […] Strident and unapologetic but really sweet, too.' - Uli Lenart, Attitude


'A proud voice for the non-binary community.' - Gay Times


'This book honestly changed my life. Tom’s honesty, vulnerability and fearlessness jumps out of every page and every word. It is the queer bible I’ve always needed and I don’t remember life BT (before Tom).' - Sam Smith


'Diary of a Drag Queen is a heartfelt memoir of queerness and non-conformity.' - Vogue

  • Details

    Imprint: Penguin

    Publication Date: 30 April 2020

    ISBN: 9781785039508

    Pages: 384

    Format: Paperback

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