Just in time for all those Thanksgiving road trips, airport layovers or general avoidance of your unchosen family: Alaska Thunderfuck 5000 has released a book, My Name’s Yours, What’s Alaska: A Memoir.
And it’s delightful.
Available in audiobook, e-book and good old-fashioned hardcover, the tome chronicles her life so far, delving into the circumstances and twists of fate that turned a skinny queer kid from Erie Pennsylvania into an international drag superstar.
One hilarious page after another, she offers up juicy details of her life between wordplay and sometimes shocking details. Revelations include her obsession with The Golden Girls, coming out as a teenager, her relationship and breakup with Sharon Needles and her time on RuPaul’s Drag Race.
Normally, we prefer an actual flip-the-pages-smell-the-ink book, but in this case, we have to strongly recommend the audiobook. Read in Alaska’s signature gravelly, breathy voice and sass-filled delivery, it brings the stories to life in an even more relatable way. Like a drag queen spinning a great yarn on stage.
Or that guy Shakespeare if he had a dirtier mouth.