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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

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Beautiful

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

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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!!

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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!

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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!!!

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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!

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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?