From the critically acclaimed author of I Am Not Myself These Days comes the very odd adventures of a starry-eyed young man from the Midwest seeking fame and fortune in the flamboyant surreality of New York, Los Angeles . . . and everywhere in between.
Jayson Blocher is tired of worshiping pop culture; he wants to be part of it. So he's off, accompanied by an ever-changing cast of quirky extended family members, on an extremely bumpy journey from rural Wisconsin to a New York escort agency for Broadway chorus boys, to a Hollywood sitcom set. Somewhere out there his destiny awaits—along with the discovery of first love, some unusual coincidences, a kidnapping mystery . . . and the sobering truth that being America's sweetheart can leave a very sour aftertaste.
I have read 3 of Josh Kilmer Purcell's books and I have to say this one is my favorite. It brought me back to my youth of gallivanting in NYC in the late 90s and some parts of this book were just hysterical.
If you are not into absurd escapades of a young drag queen in NY you might want to pass on this book - but if you enjoy light hearted fun give this book a read.
At times I could not personally relate to Josh - the main character as some of his escapades were so outrageous which is what made this book so enjoyable - it was like reading a total work of fiction but I did relate to the NY nightlife and this book made me feel nostalgia for the clubs I used to go back when I was about that age.