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From the Other Side of the Signing Table

“I don’t know what to say to you,” the girl said. “Um, thanks, I guess.”

“Thanks is good,” I replied.

Silence stretched, punctuated only by the scuffle of a Sharpie on a page.

We were in the same boat, the girl and I — both at a book festival, both at the end of a long day full of people, both in a signing line that had been going on for an hour already. There was only one big difference between us: she was on one side of the table, and I was on the other. Sometimes that difference seems to matter more than others.

Before I was published, I read a lot of accounts of what it was like to have your work out there, but I never read anything about what it was like to have yourself out there. I suppose I never really thought about it, to tell you the truth. I thought you wrote a book and hopefully people liked it and if I thought about book tours at all, I figured they involved standing on a stage for a bit before disappearing into a rental car. The truth, however, is that now — ten years and fifteen novels in to my career — most of my hours in front of people are spent in a signing line. Forty minutes on a stage or behind a table for a panel, and then two or three hours meeting a few hundred strangers. I had no idea what it would be like.

This is what it’s like.


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Why RuPaul’s Drag Race is one of the best tv shows

1. It teaches self love and self acceptance. RuPaul tells everyone to love themselves at the end of every episode.

2. You don’t have to be a size 0 to compete. No matter what size you are, you can still be beautiful.

3. 4/8 winners are people of color. The top three of Season 8 are all non-white.

4. Is very gender inclusive.

Trans contestants: Monica Beverly Hillz, Carmen Carrera, Jiggly Caliente, Sonquie, Gia Gunn, Stacy Lane Matthews, and Kenya Michaels

Genderfluid contestants: Violet Chachki and Courtney Act

Two-Spirted contestants: Raja Gemini

Genderless contestants: Jinkx Monsoon

5. Deals with HIV 

HIV Positive contestants: Ongina and Trinity K. Bonet

6. Sexuality

Pansexual contestants: Courtney Act

Bisexual contestants: Kelly Mantle, Jasmine Masters, Katya Zamo (is only bisexual in drag, out of drag is gay)


There are so many more reasons, please leave some that are important to you.