The House of Hidden Meanings: A Memoir

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Ru Paul has written three previous books; one an autobiography. This book is a career memoir with plenty of salacious side trips along the way. The author is quite candid about his freewheeling lifestyle, so intense that it is a wonder he survived and thrived. He subsequently found sobriety and channeled his supercharged work ethic into his many programs, movies (50) and drag appearances.

This book details his road to drag and the discovery of the female persona which gave him his wealth and fame. He is truly courageous and espouses a very positive outlook on life, which does not seem like artifice. The book emphasizes his outsider status, which was highlighted by his irreverence for a status quo lifestyle. His courage in working so hard to achieve fame and his imperviousness to the distractions of hate which had been directed at him are admirable.

This is a light and easy reading book that takes one back to a disco era and the excesses it created.

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Author RuPaul
Star Count 3.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 256 pages
Publisher HarperCollins
Publish Date 05-Mar-2024
ISBN 9780063263901 Buy this Book
Issue June 2024
Category Biographies & Memoirs