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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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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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  • 05-20-22

Loved it!

This was such an easy book to listen to. It is super eye opening and gets you thinking about what we have been conditioned into thinking and being like. I loved it!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-01-22

Bimini is a legend!

Love how they make political & social points & explanations so accessible & engaging, amazing!

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  • Mrs P. Clarke
  • 04-15-22

Should be compulsory (listening) reading.

If you've heard about gender non-conformity, dismantling the patriarchy or drag and don't think any of those things are relevant to you and your life, this book is for you.
Think this is "just a drag queen book", think again.
This book gives real, accessible breakdowns of all these subjects and more. Conveyed with more sass, intelligence and wit than most, you won't learn how to achieve a perfect smokey eye but you will learn about LGBTQ+ issues, queerness and maybe, yourself.

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  • BARRY
  • 04-13-22

Woke me up before you go go…

Really love Bimini… but could not sit through the gender “education” … all a bit preachy. I’m more interested in their actual life and how it was filming drag race

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  • Mr. Damian M. Sears
  • 02-15-22

Bimini Lite

Pretty much what was expected. The message is clichéd but put across with authentic optimism and hopefully reaches those it's for.

Well read/performed.

Selling out to labels though lol.

Madonna was Madonna babe.

not running about looking to fit in to the new world order.

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  • amanda
  • 12-18-21

Great listen

I listened to this book in two days, it's so informative it makes it hard not to listen. It's beautiful told with a mix of in your face facts and personal tales, oh and funny!

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  • Sarken
  • 11-14-21

Learned a lot.

made look at life through the eyes of another very different person and question my opinions and privilege. Well done Bimini!

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  • Miss CMortell
  • 11-04-21

Wow!!

I LOVE this book.
Bimini you are an icon and a pioneer.
So much of this book resonated for me and I hope it will give many other people the strength and courage to be themselves in this complex and often fucked up world. LOVE

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  • Ruth
  • 10-29-21

love it

another read for everyone. a wonderful way of seeing someone else's view point which all too often we as a race refuse to do

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  • Rosie Cousins
  • 10-25-21

Great listen

A great listen and interesting topic about gender identity from a drag queen.