Book Rating: ★★★☆☆ (3.5 / 5 stars)
Audio Book Performance: ★★★★★ (5 / 5 Stars)
Are you trying to survive modern womanhood? Who better to give you a bunch of tips and tricks but Drag Race Superstars, Trixie Mattel and Katya! With tips up their sleeves (or under their wigs) about make up, hair, traveling, and dating…what don’t they know about? Certainly then can help you navigate your blossoming womanhood to become the best woman possible!
Honestly, I picked up this book due to my love of RuPaul’s Drag Race, and it did not disappoint. There is a heartwarming message imbedded in this, mixed with humor often expressed by drag queens: you do you, but make sure you be fabulous while doing it. Make-up won’t change your insides, and not every “fad” will be for you, and that’s okay. They will admit they’re not the epitomes of fashion, nor are their lives something to live by, but the helpful tips throughout their book will help you be your best self.
This was definitely book I preferred as an audio book. Trixie and Katya’s narration gave flavor to the book that might not have been there otherwise. After all, as with any comedic-advice books, some parts grew a bit cumbersome. Often times, books like this can meander, or give the same repetitive advice masked in harsh jokes. Probably the best part of this book were the dialogue pieces between Katya and Trixie. These natural-feeling conversations reminded me what I loved about these two queens the most, and gives a more human insight into their thoughts.
Overall, it was a fun afternoon listen that made me go onto Youtube right afterwards to watch RPDR clips. Really, that’s all you can hope from something like this…to have a smile on your face!
What’s it about?
Drag superstars Trixie Mattel and Katya have long captivated fans with their stunning looks, onscreen chemistry, and signature wit. In Trixie and Katya’s Guide to Modern Womanhood, the pair channel that energy into an old-school etiquette guide for ladies.
In essays, conversations, and how-to sections peppered with hilarious, gorgeous photos, Trixie and Katya will advise readers on beauty and fashion and tackle other vital components of a happy home, such as money, self-love, and friendship; sharing advice and personal stories in high-concept fashion.
Informative, humorous, and heartwarming, Trixie and Katya’s Guide to Modern Womanhood is the book that their fans have been waiting for.