Book Rating: ★★★☆☆ (3/5 stars)
Audio Book Rating: ★★★★☆ (4/5 stars)
Total Rating: ★★★☆☆ (3.5/5 stars)
Bianca del Rio: Season 6 RuPaul’s Drag Race Winner is a true star that I fell in love with as I watched season 6 recently (yes, yes, I’m behind on the times). So when I found out she wrote a book, I immediately downloaded it on Audible. The book is exactly like her: crude, judgmental, and amusing.
Yet, if you do not know who Bianca del Rio is, and are not familiar with her very crude sense of humor, I would not recommend this book. Her humor is the type that attacks everyone and everything…and she does not filter at all. While a good portion of the book is quite funny, there are some portions (primarily in the section on “Health”, which is unfortunately the first section of the book) that are quite crude and (in some cases) offensive rather than funny.
That being said, if you enjoy that more crude sense of humor and you know who Bianca del Rio is, you’ll have some fun. It combines her usual sense of humor with subtleties of advice (think “Dear Abby”). But…don’t go reading this book for real advice, because that’s not the point.
If I hadn’t listened to the audio book version of this, narrated by Bianca herself, this probably would have sat at a solid 2.5 to 3 stars for me. While it is amusing, some of the jokes can get cumbersome, and with the more rehearsed, less natural version of her humor some of it falls flat. But, with Bianca narrating it brings to life her true comedic nature. With her telling it, it brings the rating up to 3.5 stars.
Overall though, it is a fun listen/read, and if you’re looking for some crude humor to laugh to, definitely check it out.