I Am Not Myself These Days: A Memoir

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I Am Not Myself These Days: A Memoir

by Josh Kilmer-Purcell

HarperCollins | February 7, 2006 | Trade Paperback

I Am Not Myself These Days: A Memoir is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.

I Am Not Myself These Days follows a glittering journey through Manhattan's dark underbelly -- a shocking and surreal world where alter egos reign and subsist (barely) on dark wit and chemicals...a tragic romantic comedy where one begins by rooting for the survival of the relationship and ends by hoping someone simply survives. Kilmer-Purcell is a terrifically gifted new literary voice who straddles the divide between absurdity and normalcy, and stitches them together with surprising humor and lonely poignancy. As Booklist raved "as tart and funny as a Noel Coward play, for Kilmer-Purcell is especially good at dialogue, and, as in Coward's best plays, under the comedy lies the sad truth that even at our best, we are all weak, fallible fools. Again and again in this rich, adventure-filled book, Kilmer-Purcell illustrates the truth of Blake's proverb, 'The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.'"

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 336 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.76 in

Published: February 7, 2006

Publisher: HarperCollins

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0060817321

ISBN - 13: 9780060817329

Found in: Biography and Memoir

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hugs & Fishes A gorgeous book full of glitter and garbage - the author takes you on an amazing journey, exposing himself and a particular time in his life that is often hilarious, sometimes harrowing, but always enlilghtening. Buy this book, you will thank yourself - if you don't, well... you would never have got past the velvet rope anyway. Love you Josh Purcell
Date published: 2006-06-10

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I Am Not Myself These Days: A Memoir

I Am Not Myself These Days: A Memoir

by Josh Kilmer-Purcell

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 336 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.76 in

Published: February 7, 2006

Publisher: HarperCollins

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0060817321

ISBN - 13: 9780060817329

About the Book

A darkly funny and brilliantly written noiresque memoir by a young New York City advertising art director by day/glittering nightclub drag queen and amateur beauty pageant contestant by night, who finds himself struggling to keep his high heels grounded during a doomed romance with his penthouse-living, crack-addicted, male escort boyfriend.

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I Am Not Myself These Days follows a glittering journey through Manhattan's dark underbelly -- a shocking and surreal world where alter egos reign and subsist (barely) on dark wit and chemicals...a tragic romantic comedy where one begins by rooting for the survival of the relationship and ends by hoping someone simply survives. Kilmer-Purcell is a terrifically gifted new literary voice who straddles the divide between absurdity and normalcy, and stitches them together with surprising humor and lonely poignancy. As Booklist raved "as tart and funny as a Noel Coward play, for Kilmer-Purcell is especially good at dialogue, and, as in Coward's best plays, under the comedy lies the sad truth that even at our best, we are all weak, fallible fools. Again and again in this rich, adventure-filled book, Kilmer-Purcell illustrates the truth of Blake's proverb, 'The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.'"

About the Author

I Am Not Myself These Days follows a glittering journey through Manhattan's dark underbelly -- a shocking and surreal world where alter egos reign and subsist (barely) on dark wit and chemicals...a tragic romantic comedy where one begins by rooting for the survival of the relationship and ends by hoping someone simply survives. Kilmer-Purcell is a terrifically gifted new literary voice who straddles the divide between absurdity and normalcy, and stitches them together with surprising humor and lonely poignancy.As Booklist raved "as tart and funny as a Noel Coward play, for Kilmer-Purcell is especially good at dialogue, and, as in Coward's best plays, under the comedy lies the sad truth that even at our best, we are all weak, fallible fools. Again and again in this rich, adventure-filled book, Kilmer-Purcell illustrates the truth of Blake's proverb, 'The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.'"

Editorial Reviews

“Kilmer-Purcell acheives the near-impossible task of getting jaded readres to root for this screwed-up pair...”