The title and cover of RuPaul’s new book has arrived. Guru hits bookstores Oct. 23, 2018. People had the exclusive, and the mag also chatted with the mother of modern drag queens about what fans will find inside.
“This book is a talisman, a guidebook for living,” RuPaul explains. “[It’s] a collection of meaningful phrases and quotes that have helped me navigate the chaos of modern life.”
Fans can expect 80 photographs of the drag icon in the book, some that have never been seen before. “I hope that fans will use the book for inspiration,” he says. “It offers beauty, but also advice, insight and attitude. It’s more than just a bunch of pretty pictures.”
“We are spiritual beings having a human experience. If we approach the experience without judgment, we can open up a vast vista of unlimited colors, textures, shapes and ideas,” he says. “It’s not important for me to know what God is, it’s only important for me to know that God is, and that we are all an extension of that grace.”
This is the third time RuPaul has published a book. Lettin’ It All Hang Out was released in 1995 and is described as “a provocative glimpse into the mind of America’s foremost drag queen including the inside story of how he rose to stardom as a supermodel, plus beauty tips and more than 50 black-and-white photographs.”
Then, in 2010, RuPaul released Workin’ It! described as “more than just a style guide, this is a navigation system through the bumpy road of life.”
We’re loving that our library shelves are gonna be full of RuPaul literature! Why? Because reading is fundamental, of course!