Listen free for 30 days

Listen with a free trial

One credit a month, good for any title to download and keep.
Unlimited listening to the Plus Catalogue - thousands of select Audible Originals, podcasts and audiobooks.
Exclusive member-only deals.
No commitment - cancel anytime.
Buy Now for £19.99

Buy Now for £19.99

Pay using card ending in
By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

Summary

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Diary of a Drag Queen, written and read by Tom Rasmussen. 

Life's a drag....

'Stories like the one where you shagged a 79-year-old builder and knocked over his sister’s ashes while feeding him a Viagra. Or the time you crashed your car because you were giving a hand job in barely moving traffic and took your eye off the car in front. That’s the kind of dinner-party ice-breaker I’m talking about.'

Northern, working-class and shagging men three times her age, Crystal writes candidly about her search for ‘the one’; sleeping with an editor in an attempt to become a world famous journalist; getting hired and fired by a well-known fashion magazine; being torn between losing weight and gorging on KFC; and her need for constant sexual satisfaction (and where that takes her). 

Charting her day-to-day adventures over the course of a year, we encounter tucks, twists and sucks, heinous overspending and endless nights spent sprinting from problem to problem in a full face of makeup.  

This is a place where the previously unspeakable becomes the commendable - a unique portrayal of the queer experience. 

©2019 Tom Rasmussen (P)2019 Random House Audiobooks

More from the same

Narrator

What listeners say about Diary of a Drag Queen

Average customer ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    64
  • 4 Stars
    5
  • 3 Stars
    5
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    1
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    63
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    3
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    1
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    56
  • 4 Stars
    5
  • 3 Stars
    6
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    2

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful

Utterly loved this story, brutal honesty with amazing humour. I loved it, a truly fantasic emotional journey!

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Loved it! 10/10

Was such a journey following Tom aka Crystal on their epic adventure through the trials & tribulations of being a queer, non-binary drag queens! I thoroughly enjoyed the way that they narrated their own story as it added such passion & to hear their voice recount their experiences was an utter privilege, I really love it when the author reads their own audiobook it really adds another dimension to the story; I felt like I really knew Tom & was so sad when it ended! 100% recommend but it’s not for the prim & proper, easily offended folk it’s definitely honest & graphic especially when discussing sexual experiences but I’m not easily offended lol
Most importantly, I loved that it spreads the message of acceptance and inclusion in modern day society. Be YOU, love who YOY love & stop judging others people... live YOUR own best life!! Thank you Tom, you’ve really felt like a friend telling me their life story everyday on the way to work during lockdown :-)
PS - Tom/Crystal... if you read this, can’t wait for your next one & most importantly keep doing YOU!!

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Fantastically Queer & Bold

Absolutely amazing book. Written with honesty,heart, wit & humour. Sometimes crass yes but that's what makes it. I'd read it all over again, or listen as I did in this case. Read in a way that makes you want to go on a night out with this fabulous queen. J'adore!

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely brilliant!!!

Loved every single minute of this not only because I share the love of Céline Dion, have similar relatable Grindr stories but because of how Crystal reads their story to you. You’ll laugh out loud, gasp in places and have a heavy heart in others. It’s 100% absolutely fucking brilliant!! 5 stars!!!

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Shocking, outrageous, queer and heartwarming

This book was not what I expected at all!! I think I was expecting a light little book about makeup and the struggles to find 6” heels. This was nothing like that.
This was a thoughtful, beautiful exploration of identity and finding belonging. And there was lots of sex. But mostly finding identity, sometimes through sex.
Funny, sparkly and strong

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • H.
  • 24-05-21

A good insight to modern queer culture...

Really engaging diarist with a sharp sense of humour, irony and observational wit, very adult.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Most enjoyable audiobook I’ve listened to

Brilliant performance from the author. Very entertaining listen, like getting a series of voice notes from a fabulous queen friend with an adventurous and drama-filled life.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Stunning!

A really bold and fabulous story! It’s made me critically think about and question so many topics including gender, sexuality, misogyny and even parenting; yet still gripping and hilarious! I really hope there’s a follow up book as I can’t get enough!

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Struggled to finish

I had to jump a lot of Chapters as I kept falling asleep due to the monitamy of the story & Tom's voice & I a gay guy not female but not butch either,just maybe a former twink but older & wiser so perhaps me getting this book was a mistake?