monique.colver, September 16, 2008 (view all comments by monique.colver)
I was amazed at the similarity between Kilmer-Purcell and myself, as if we were but two halves of the same coin, our angst a result of our somewhat desperate attempts to find some sort of sanity in an insane world. Though I am not gay, not a guy, not a drag queen, not in advertising, and live on the west coast, there was still that striking identification, as if we're all playing the same game. Could that be?
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lindsey beadle, January 23, 2008 (view all comments by lindsey beadle)
Given to me by a coworker for a Christmas exchange gift - one of the best exchange gifts I have ever gotten. Heartbreaking and funny. A fast, enjoyable, and at times, educational read.
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lilmizzlyndzmarie, September 27, 2007 (view all comments by lilmizzlyndzmarie)
I have read this book a total or four times now. Being a straight 18-year-old girl, this has to speak wonders. I am completely amazed by Kilmer-Purcell's ability to write and convey feelings with the wit and dialogue that captures the most random readers. Two thumbs way up!!
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"Again and again in this rich, adventure-filled book, Kilmer-Purcell illustrates the truth of Blake's proverb, 'The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.'"
by Kirkus Reviews,
"[A] delicate narrative that spares not an ounce of pain but never once aims for contrition. Effortlessly entertaining yet still heartfelt; the romance of life as an escape artist."
by Library Journal,
"[D]arkly hilarious and entertaining....Highly Reccommended..."
by Washington Post Book World,
"[P]lenty of dishy anecdotes and moments of tragi-camp delight."
by Clive Barker,
"...In a word, wonderful."
by Simon Doonan,
"I laughed. I cried. I laughed again. I Am Not Myself These Days is tawdry and brilliantly witty."
by Harper Collins,
The New York Times bestselling, darkly funny memoirof a young New Yorker's daring dual life—advertising art director by day,glitter-dripping drag queen and nightclub beauty-pageant hopeful by night—was asmash literary debut for Josh Kilmer-Purcell, now known for his popular PlanetGreen television series The Fabulous Beekman Boys.His story begins here—before the homemade goat milk soaps and hand-gatheredhoneys, before his memoir of the city mouses move to the country, TheBucolic Plague—in I Am Not Myself These Days, with “plenty of dishy anecdotes and moments of tragi-camp delight” (WashingtonPost).
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