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Josh Kilmer-Purcell

I Am Not Myself These Days

Josh Kilmer Purcell I Am Not Myself These Days A Memoir
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I Am Not Myself These Days follows a glittering journey through Manhattan's dark underbelly -- a shocking and surreal world where alter egos reign and subsist (barely) on dark wit and chemicals...a tragic romantic comedy where one begins by rooting for the survival of the relationship and ends by hoping someone simply survives. Kilmer-Purcell is a terrifically gifted new literary voice who straddles the divide between absurdity and normalcy, and stitches them together with surprising humor and lonely poignancy. As Booklist raved "as tart and funny as a Noel Coward play, for Kilmer-Purcell is especially good at dialogue, and, as in Coward's best plays, under the comedy lies the sad truth that even at our best, we are all weak, fallible fools. Again and again in this rich, adventure-filled book, Kilmer-Purcell illustrates the truth of Blake's proverb, 'The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.'"

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“ Through the varied and raucous details of his life experience, Kilmer-Purcell ...renders himself more accessible to all readers.”

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“…a very entertaining read… as tart and funny as a Noel Coward play, for Kilmer-Purcell is especially good at dialogue, and, as in Coward’s best plays, under the comedy lies the sad truth that even at our best, we are all weak, fallible fools. Again and again in this rich, adventure-filled book, Kilmer-Purcell illustrates the truth of Blake’s proverb, ‘The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.’”

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“...a delicate narrative that spares not an ounce of pain but never once aims for contrition.”

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“...a good read, as you’d expect.”

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“...a talented new voice.”

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“...absolutely hilarious and heartbreaking and heartfelt.”

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“...an exotic, whirlwind tale of an unconventional life.”

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“...decadent and delirious, weird and wonderful.”

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“...impossible to look away.”

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“...it’s one hell of a spellbinding read.”

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“...Outrageously vulgar, unexpectedly moving, and one of the most sincere love stories I’ve read in a long time. ”

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“...plenty of dishy anecdotes and moments of tragi-camp delight.”

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“...the book goes deeper, ultimately telling what is a painfully dysfunctional love story...”

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“...this life-altering (and ultimately heartbreaking) love story crawls deep into your veins.”

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“Funny and wise.”

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“I AM NOT MYSELF THESE DAYS is like the memoir equivalent of a hooker with a heart of gold.”

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“I laughed. I cried. I laughed again. I AM NOT MYSELF THESE DAYS is tawdry and brilliantly witty.”

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“Kilmer-Purcell acheives the near-impossible task of getting jaded readres to root for this screwed-up pair...”

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“Readers will find this tale of good-boy-turned-bad-drag-queen darkly hilarious and entertaining.”

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“The book is at once a sensational memoir and...a universal love story.”

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“Though Aqua is retired, her wit lives on in I AM NOT MYSELF THESE DAYS, with priceless one-liners aplenty.”

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“While Kilmer-Purcell’s way of life may be uncommon, his feelings of love, betrayal, loss and hope are universal.”

Review The New York Times bestselling, darkly funny memoirof a young New Yorker's daring dual life—advertising art director by day,glitter-dripping drag queen and nightclub beauty-pageant hopeful by night—was asmash literary debut for Josh Kilmer-Purcell, now known for his popular PlanetGreen television series The Fabulous Beekman Boys.His story begins here—before the homemade goat milk soaps and hand-gatheredhoneys, before his memoir of the city mouse’s move to the country, TheBucolic Plague—in I Am Not Myself These Days,  with “plenty of dishy anecdotes and moments of tragi-camp delight” (WashingtonPost).

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