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Review: I Am Not Myself These Days by Josh Kilmer-Purcell

I’ve read some fabulous books in my time, but I’ve never before had to answer the “what are you currently reading?” question with: oh, it’s the memoir of a retired alcoholic drag queen who ignores the warning signs and falls in love with a crack-addicted male escort. What the hell, I fancied a glamorous read. As far as autobiographies go, I don’t just pick up books written by or about celebrities I like. Rather, I tend to go for stories by authors who have led very interesting lives; the further away from my own the better. I’d say Josh Kilmer-Purcell’s life definitely qualifies. “The hardest part about cooking the perfect Thanksgiving dinner is avoiding the splinters of broken crack pipes that collect in the crevices of the kitchen floor.” Josh is an instantly likable guy. He writes humorously and honestly about his time with his alter ego Aqua, who favours leopard-print catsuits and clear plastic bras with live goldfish inside. Josh’s life is far from glamorous: he lives what some would call a depraved existence …