Lettin' It All Hang Out: An Autobiography

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Outrageous and inspiring, the first book by the world's best known drag performer tells of Ru's rise from poverty to superstardom and how he got where he is today. It includes his beauty tips--like how to work a wig, how to work the camera and how to get the ...

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Overview

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.

Outrageous and inspiring, the first book by the world's best known drag performer tells of Ru's rise from poverty to superstardom and how he got where he is today. It includes his beauty tips--like how to work a wig, how to work the camera and how to get the camera to work for you, and how to like yourself no matter what you're wearing. 150 photos.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
``Some of the most unforgettable women in the world... are men.'' In this engagingly chatty, featherweight autobiography, drag queen RuPaul traces his transformation from misfit son of a troubled mother in Georgia, to unsung ``superstar-in-exile'' dancing on bars in Manhattan's East Village, to international sensation with the hit single ``Supermodel of the World.'' Since the book's completion, he has also become the first known cross-dresser to win an advertising contract with a major cosmetics company. Ru takes ample time out along the way to expand on the New Age platitudes of such songs as ``Everybody Say Love'' and aim a few harsh words at naysayers and tellers of stupid anatomical jokes-including comedian Milton Berle, whose infamous run-in with co-presenter Ru at the MTV Video Awards is described in sordid backstage detail here. But despite the title, Ru remains emotionally corseted until the final chapter, in which he discusses the hardships involved in growing up gay and examines his difficult relationship with his father. This extraordinary extrovert remains a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma wearing a bodysuit and sky-high wig. Ample snapshots of the many faces of Ru nearly make up for the lack of psychological insight. (June)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780786861569
  • Publisher: Hyperion
  • Publication date: 6/28/1995
  • Edition description: 1st Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2003

    A must read for any RuPaul fan.

    This is the best book that I have read. RuPaul does not hold back from drugs to sex to super stardom. Read this book you will love it

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