I Am Not Myself These Days

Josh Kilmer-Purcell’s hilariously tawdry memoir recounts his adventures as a New York drag queen named Aquadisiac. Working as a low-paid art director at an advertising agency by day and hitting the drag circuit at night, his life is a giddy, glittery blur of alcohol, drugs and smeared makeup. Things only get wilder when he meets Jack, a male prostitute specializing in S&M. Josh and Jack swiftly embark on a highly unconventional relationship, but as Josh’s drinking worsens and Jack develops an addiction to crack, Josh must decide if the life he’s made for himself can really offer him true happiness. By turns laugh-out-loud funny and genuinely moving, this memoir is so entertaining, you won’t care whether it’s true.