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LIfe's a Drag -- but this episode isn't!

Tomorrow, Fri. May 20, RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars returns! And today, Joe and Jill share nonfiction and fiction books with drag queens. They also discuss their recent opportunity to see Alyssa Edwards (S5, All Stars 2) live, favorite Drag Race seasons and Queens, and who they are rooting for to take the crown in All Stars 7!


If You’re a Drag Queen and You Know It – Lil Miss Hot Mess

Reverie by Ryan La Sala

Life as a Unicorn – Amrou Al-Kadhi

Middle School’s a Drag by Greg Howard

Life’s a Drag – Janie Millman

The House of Impossible Beauties by Joseph Cassara

Queering Drag – Meredith Heller

Diary of a Drag Queen by Crystal Rasmussen (with Tom Rasmussen)

Legends of Drag – Queens of a Certain Age – Harry James Hanson (June 2022 release)

Why Drag? By Magnus Hastings

Drag Teen – Jeffery Self

GuRu by RuPaul

RuPaul’s Drag Race and the Shifting Visibility of Drag Culture – Niall Brennan

Queer Nuns by Melissa M. Wilcox


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