Outrageous Misfits: Female Impersonator Craig Russell and His Wife, Lori Russell Eadie


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Dundurn Press
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6.0 X 8.9 X 1.0 inches | 1.3 pounds

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About the Author

Brian Bradley is a writer, journalist, and biographer and works at the Toronto Star. He has researched the lives of Craig Russell and Lori Russell Eadie for over a decade. Brian lives in Hamilton, Ontario.


Brian Bradley's stellar work of biographic journalism brings the outsized public figure down to an intimate realm, enhancing our appreciation of a most enchanting madman. - Peter Howell, Movie Critic for the Toronto Star
Brian Bradley writes with the love of a fan and the meticulous research of a skilled journalist. - Graham Rockingham, journalist and editor
Often heartwarming, more often heartbreaking, Brian Bradley's close-to-the-bone, meticulously researched biography offers both startling revelations and astute analysis of two uniquely self-destructive individuals who truly live up to his title. Outrageous Misfits is a riveting, relentlessly entertaining read. - George Anthony, former entertainment editor for Toronto Sun
The story of female impersonator Craig Russell and his wife, Lori Russell Eadie, is a story of obsession and belonging, as delightful as it is heartbreaking. With extensive interviews, research, and access to private journals, Brian Bradley brings us behind the scenes for a compelling look at fame and identity. From Mae West's Hollywood home to backstage at Carnegie Hall, with stops at Toronto's most fabulous stages, and the difficult moments away from the spotlights, this is a fascinating slice of Toronto history, brought to life with incredible warmth and skill. - Katie Daubs, Toronto Star journalist and author of The Missing Millionaire