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A hilarious and inspiring guide to transforming your life through lessons from drag, by the UK's favourite drag queen and star of RuPaul's Drag Race UK, Bimini Bon Boulash.

Bimini Bon Boulash is the nation's sweetheart, capturing hearts and minds as the gag-inducing, death-dropping, plant-based breakout star of RuPaul's Drag Race UK season two. Not only did she make us laugh and cry, she showed us how to develop a positive mental attitude and live happily and healthily outside society's idea of 'normal'.

Telling the story of how drag took her from the brink of self-destruction to the mainstage, as well as life lessons drawing on convention-breaking icons from Kate Moss to Katie Price, in this book, Bimini uses all her wit, charm and kindness to show us how to lead the lives we wish we could lead, through the life-changing magic of dragging up.

©2021 Bimini Bon Boulash (P)2021 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

"Always surprising, unfailingly original and a kind-hearted soul, Bimini Bon Boulash is modern-day, punk-fashion drag royalty." (British Vogue)

"Season two is just in another league entirely...largely down to the mere existence of Bimini Bon Boulash, the series' lovable, authentic, sharp, articulate, non-binary, East London queen." (Cosmopolitan)

"Bimini Bon Boulash is a fashion queen for the ages." (Dazed)

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  • 15-10-2021

One of the most important books I have read

As someone who struggles with gender this is truly life changing and beautifully written and that showing up and respecting each other in any way we can is what is most important in this world. Thank you for your wisdom, words and viewpoint Bimini ❤️

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  • 16-10-2021

Fun and surprisingly informative

This is very much Bimini in book form - smart and full of well thought-out opinions, informative explanations and inspiring and encouraging stories on everything from gender and self expression to veganism, health and self-care. While not as heavy on details as some other books on similar topics, it's a great collection and is an excellent starting point for a deeper dive into queer topics. Strongly recommended for any Bimini or Drag Race fans.

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  • 14-10-2021

Very honest and realistic

So funny and lighthearted about some really heavy topics.
There are some really upsetting moments like when Bimini talks about stopping dancing. Also there's talk of drug use so perhaps not suitable for kids. The mindset behind why they did drugs is interesting though and shows an age of when mental health not being in the limelight of importance in the NHS. It's true, many people were against mental health services in the past and have needed to be educated. It might be because of the competitive nature inate in everyone making people feel like someone else has to lose in order for them to win.
I love Bimini's talking about their experiences at playgroup and how bossy they were 😂💜 also I enjoyed the bravery of the cardigan fashion statement bought not even from h&m, but George at Asda 👏👏

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