Who Does That Bitch Think She Is?: Doris Fish and the Rise of Drag


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6.33 X 9.44 X 1.24 inches | 1.3 pounds

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About the Author

Craig Seligman has written for and edited at a host of magazines, journals, newspapers, and websites. He is the author of Sontag and Kael: Opposites Attract Me (2004). He lives in Brooklyn.


"This smart, funny, and sexy queer history is a smash."--Publishers Weekly
"An intimate feel to a lively read. Drag culture and camp humor hit it big..."--Kirkus
"A wonderfully constructed portrait of not only an important player in queer and drag history, but a document of an era that allowed for a more radical--anti-capitalist, anti-assimilationist, pro-freak--way of living for queer artists. This book filled me with longing and excitement, for both a lost past and the wild possibilities of our future."--Michelle Tea, author of Knocking Myself Up and Against Memoir
"An entertaining look at the life of drag entertainer Doris Fish... who inadvertently shaped the fight for queer liberation. Campy, fabulous, and informative, Who Does That Bitch Think She Is? is more necessary than ever."--Buzzfeed
"A perceptive portrait of [a] fascinating person... This honest and compassionate depiction of someone who was true to their passions will inspire readers."--Library Journal
"[A] fantastic, immersive history of drag... mandatory reading for drag fans and queens of a certain age."--EDGE Media Network
"A life well worth examining....confidently written, wistful and quite personal....had me scrawling exclamation points in the margins."--Alexandra Jacobs, the New York Times
"What Who Does That Bitch Think She Is? ultimately does is remind queers, and young drag artists especially, that they have a cultural lineage. Years before RuPaul dared put a drag competition on television, Fish dared be a queen of all media."--Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"Seligman spares his readers none of the horrors of AIDS... And rightly so, for it's wrong to only remember the glamour of drag queens past--and not the deaths that have made them something we can only remember in the first place." --The Baffler
"Illuminating." --The Washington Blade