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Summary

Michelle Visage is not your average diva. Powerful, positive, and polished, this diva's not only glamorous, she's a savvy businesswoman with serious credentials who works her tail off. From her days vogueing in the downtown Manhattan clubs in the '90s to her successful career in radio and her ultimate cult status as a judge on RuPaul's Drag Race, Michelle has achieved her dreams and then some!

In The Diva Rules, Visage shares her rules and advice for living life to the fullest and finding success no matter the hand you're dealt. With her no-nonsense style and super sassy voice, Michelle tells listeners to "Keep Your Shit Together", "Give Good Face", and "Be Thankful You're a Misfit" in addition to 22 other invaluable life lessons on finding your power and sparkling your way to the top.

©2015 Michelle Visage (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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LOVED THIS BOOK.....

Would you listen to The Diva Rules again? Why?

Oh god yes I would listen to this again, and again...Flicking through Netflix desperately trying to find something to watch and landing on RuPauls drag race, becoming a fan and then an addict. I saw Michelle Visage and thought to myself that woman scares the bejesus out of me. After listening to her book, if I met her in real life, I would just want to give her a "Hey guuurrrl" and hug her.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Her openness and her vulnerability, especially when discussing her anxiety moments.

Any additional comments?

Any additional comments.......errrrrmmm....thank you for introducing me to Drag, I'm a married hetro 48 year old woman from the UK, a Secretary. And now a Diva Secretary...p.s just bought a ticket to see Bianca Del Rio on my own....cannot wait. Buy the book you will love it... xxx Love from Linda R. :)

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Loved it. At 0.9 speed...

Michelle Visage tells her own story with laugh-out-loud anecdotes AND tender, vulnerable remembering. Each chapter is structured with a life-lesson. Clever.
My only note: Michelle, take a breath! What you have to say is worth hearing, so give the words room with a bit of space.
My solution: I slowed down the play speed just a touch.
Funny. Inspired. Inspiring. Come through! Did I say that right?

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Give it a listen!

I only downloaded this as it was on offer but was one of the most enjoyable audiobooks I've listened to.

I loved Michelle before but now Im Living for her!

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Love me some of Ms Visage!

Not only does she give 'good face', I love Michelle Visage for her her succinct advice - mixed with her own inimitable blend of one-liners and cool gal sassiness. This audiobook is obviously fun but there are some great wise words woven in among the stories of Michelle's colourful life. She's definitely become someone whose attitude I admire greatly - no nonsense, honest advice delivered from a place of knowing!
I love, love, love her on Drag Race as the perfect foil for gorgeous RuPaul - she's definitely part of the reason for watching.
She does talk quickly so you need to listen in order to keep up - there's lots packed into these few hours.

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a beautiful story by a beautiful woman

It was so funny, refreshing and educating, especially if you are a fan of drag and ball culture.

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loved michelle visage!!

Love Michelle Visage, she is a true icon. I cannot believe I didnt know how involved she was in the early NY ballroom scene, she was vogue-ing with the best of them and was insanely good at it - learn more about this in the book, it's really intresting. She was an ally before the word ally was popular, before gay and trans rights were taken seriously. As an ally myself I absolutely love her for that :) Her advice in the book and her life story is fascinating and really interesting! loved the book, just one recommendation I liked listening to it at 0.90x speed as one previous reviewer recommended, it was the perfect speed for me too.

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Brilliant

I have watched Drag Race and loved Michelle for many years, I’m shocked it took me so long to get round to reading/listening to Diva Rules. Narrated by Michelle is the only way I could have enjoyed it, and I did, loved it in fact. I recommend everyone listen and take on board all/some/at least one thing Michelle is trying to teach the world.

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The Diva knows

funny warm and sincere. Visage has lived. not just RuPaul's BFFf but a talent in her own right. well worth getting

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A sparkle of joy and realness

I bought this audiobook as I love Michelle Visage. It's one of the lightest yet most real books I've read in ages. Biography, some trivia, but above all it felt like a friend was talking to me and giving me advices over a tea. 200% recommended!

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WOW

I loved this! I don't know what I was expecting but I sure didn't expect to find a new bible. I know I'm going to go back to this often in the future.

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  • Empress Karen
  • 02-07-16

"Grow Up & Screw Up"

Would you consider the audio edition of The Diva Rules to be better than the print version?

yes, as the narrator gives you the uplifting message without leaving your comfort zone.Try the new 1.25x speed for a change of pace. You will be surprised.

What did you like best about this story?

If you love an uplifting message, then this is IT. If you always wanted out of your comfort zone, but always think "that is not me", then this message ought to do it. Remember, it is still about the power of you.

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

"People want to be near YOU, because they feel better about themselves"

Any additional comments?

Many thanks Audible for this daily deal. Please keep them coming!

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  • teal
  • 29-04-16

A Whole Lot of Nothing

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I recently heard Michelle Visage on a radio interview and was like 'This woman is awesome!'. And she is. But this book wasn't. I think in radio format, drag race, and interviews Michelle's true beauty and talent shines best. This book was filled with hackneyed, feel-good phrases, blah blahs, etc. - rendering it a bit dull. Her narration was wonderful and VERY Michelle.

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  • Frank
  • 30-05-16

I've learned a lot about acceptance & being kind ♡

I've learned a lot about acceptance & being kind... not like "generally I'm a kind person"... but in consciously making the decision every day to be truthful but from a kind/loving place. Work hard for everything you have, the people that succeed, do so because they will do WHATEVER IT TAKES to have the life they want. Thank you ♡♡♡

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  • Katerina
  • 06-07-16

Inspiring, Engaging Fluff

I love Michelle Visage even more after listening to this audiobook. It won't change your life or talk you out of a depression, but it will give you an inspiring kick in the pants and a few chuckles. It's an autobiography, with just the juicy bits and some genuinely good advice.

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  • Felisa
  • 05-01-16

EXCELLENT I LIVE

10's across the board this book was amazing. I love Michelle now I love her even more.

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  • stephen
  • 30-12-15

Makes me love Michelle Visage even more!

Would you listen to The Diva Rules again? Why?

Yes, A great way to remind yourself to never give up! Her story of the ups and downs of life are really inspiring. Partner that with her message, which is basically,"Be a good person, and handle your $hit" and it just leaves you feeling good!

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  • Pablo
  • 28-12-15

Touching entertainment!

Girl this book not only made me laugh out loud in the street but also kept me thinking and questioning those rules and... better yet! I actually took some action and put in practice some of the tips. Michelle's reading is without doubt one of my favorites audiobook I've heard so far, beyond charismatic and down to earth, kudos!

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  • Susie
  • 25-08-16

Love and Hard Truths

Michelle Visage dishes love and hard truths in equal measure. She's a great storyteller, recounting her days on the NYC club scene, and climbing into showbiz on talent, bravado, and determination. She is telling you right now, with love in your heart and a willingness to work your ass off, you can do anything.

I must give a special appreciation for Michelle's narration here. She takes no prisoners, performing this like a one woman show. She's hilarious, inspiring and dare I say? Fabulous!

I loved this frank, positive, self-help manual from a total diva.

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  • K. Gammon
  • 08-06-16

So motivational!

"If I can make life better for just one diva, I'll be living!"

I found this book very motivational, positive, and powerful. The performance is entertaining and it sounds more like she just chatting with me. I've have the pleasure to meet Michelle Visage in the real world and she is just as lovely and positive. I'll never forget what she told me, "You have to do what you love"

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  • JAIMI LOMAS HANEY
  • 29-12-15

just finished, and starting over!

I had no idea what to expect. I've never even heard of Michelle. So basic, so real so simple, so honest. An absolute must read!

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