Tellulah Darling writes YA & New Adult romantic comedy because her first kiss sucked and she's compensating.
Sassy girls. Swoony boys. What could go wrong?
As hilarious as it tragic, I Am Not Myself These Days is not a read for everyone, but damn, did I love it. This is the story of a "drunk drag queen and a crackhead hooker in love". It's a memoir about misfits, about broken people, about connection, about identity, about hope, and yes, the glittering dream of NYC.
Josh, advertising art director by day and fabulous drag queen Aqua by night after night, recounts his time living these two distinct lives, and the very blurred lines between them, helped along by his alcoholism. In the midst of his quest to be NY's amateur drag queen du jour, he meets Jack, a male escort and so begins a tempestuous, highly dysfunctional romance.
The humour, like the situation, is savage. I found myself laughing out loud one moment and feeling my heart break the next. A phenomenal read.