Drag: The Complete Story (a Look at the History and Culture of Drag)

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Product Details

Price
$40.00  $37.20
Publisher
Laurence King
Publish Date
Pages
256
Dimensions
7.7 X 10.2 X 1.1 inches | 2.15 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781786274236

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About the Author

Writer, fashionista, and author Simon Doonan is the Creative Ambassador for Barneys New York. His books include Soccer Style, Eccentric Glamour,�and�Gay Men Don't Get Fat. Simon appears as a judge on the NBC television show�Making It, co-hosted by Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman.

Reviews

"Whether you're already a massive fan of drag culture, or just interested in learning more about the movement's origins over the centuries - from tabloid scandal in the Victorian era to Emmy-award winning phenomenon in the 21st century - you'll find something to love in Doonan's extensive tome."-Bustle
Drag: The Complete Story by Simon Doonan, writer, fashion icon and Creative Ambassador-at-large for Barneys New York, perfectly captures the delightfully drag-filled moment we're currently living in, while offering a glimpse into the long legacy of drag. Over the course of the book, Doonan is able to shine a new light on drag, offering a fresh perspective on an art form that has long gone unrecognized."-Newsweek
"You come for the glamorous pictures and stay for the sizzling prose. Doonan writes like an angel with a sword: beautifully and provocatively."-Jonah Raskin, NY Journal of Books
"Barneys' creative ambassador traces drag culture from ancient Egypt through the Renaissance to RuPaul, providing a fabulously comprehensive celebration of the intersection of gender fluidity and fashion."-New York Times Book Review
"Doonan divides the past and present landscape of drag into nine categories: glamour, art, butch, black, historical, comedy, poster, movie, and radical. Each chapter illustrates how drag queens and kings in those spaces or times periods have helped shape drag in some meaningful way-or, in the case of black drag queens, how they've shaped the LGBTQ community at large in a meaningful way."-FastCompany