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Publisher's Summary

Foreword by Jane Fonda

A timeless collection of philosophies from renaissance performer and the world’s most famous shape-shifter RuPaul, whose sage outlook has created an unprecedented career for more than 35 years. GuRu illustrates the concept of building the life you want from the outside in and the inside out.

"You’re born naked, and the rest is drag."

As someone who has deconstructed life’s hilarious facade, RuPaul has broken "the fourth wall" to expand on the concept of mind, body, and spirit. This unique perspective has allowed RuPaul to break the shackles of self-imposed limitations, but listener beware, this is a daily practice that requires diligence and touchstones to keep you walking in the sunshine of the spirit. Once you’re willing to look beyond the identity that was given to you, a hidden world of possibilities will open its doors.

Throughout the history of humans on this planet, there’ve always been shaman, seers, and mediums who are able to interpret both high and low frequencies and remind humans to look beyond the surface for the truth of who we really are. And who we really are is an extension of the power that created the universe (aka: God in drag). FYI: Most people are not willing to hear or accept that.

That is RuPaul’s secret for success, not only in show business but in all aspects of life, especially in navigating the emotional landmines that inhibit most sweet, sensitive souls.

If you think this audiobook is just about "doing drag", you are sorely mistaken because for RuPaul, drag is merely a device to deactivate the identity-based ego and allow space for the unlimited.

Please note: All photos referenced in this audio recording can be found in the hardcover or ebook edition of GuRu, available wherever books are sold. 

©2018 RuCo, Inc. (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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Truly GuRulicious!

I originally pre-ordered this book, and then when it came out, to my suprise, its a short one- only 1 Hr and 15 minutes, so I knew it was more of an essay than a book, per-say, but Ru unleashes his wisdom onto the world of audiobook readers, as he always does from his TV Show, to DragCon, etc.

I am and always have/will be a huge fan of Mother Ru, and rightfully so, who else can give such clear perspective on decades of learning things about how to give stereotypes and gender the middle finger? I consider myself fortunate to read the lessons he divulges in this quaint, precise mini-memoir of knowledge, because from everyone that I've seen on YouTube or interviews where people say they 'encounter' Ru, they always describe his energy as 'Larger than Life'..he has that thing, like Anna Nicole Smith or Cher, that certain..."je ne sais quoi".

Ru opens by giving us the tea straight up, served piping hot, gives you really solid advice on how to perceive yourself, your soul, and how to ignore those who wish us harm- I would only be so lucky to build a life that closely resembles his, because he's inspirational on so many levels, and there will never be another quite like him...her...let's just say Mother.

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Do not purchase

This is not suited for audio. They just talk about pictures in the book that you can’t see. Huuuuge disappoints.

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Love

Absolutely phenomenonal. Exactly what I needed right now! I love the funness amongst the serious.

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Loved it!

Always love the advice of Ru! Keep it coming Mama Ru, Queen if the Glamazons!

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I’ve been GuRu-fied

Relatively short but oh so sweet primer on life from the one and only RuPaul. I think this would be a great gift for any graduate. So many truths, from the mundane to the profane. From makeup tips to how to get through troubles in life, RuPaul delightfully shares his hard earned advice for life. Love, love, love it.

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Full of Love & Life!

I listened to it twice. Love the true emotion. Great nuggets for life, Thanks, Ru!❤

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Didn’t translate well to an audiobook

I love RuPaul and wish I had bought the hard copy of this instead of audiobook. It just didn’t translate well- it’s more of a coffee table format so read aloud it just came off disjointed and missing pieces.

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I Want to Listen on a Constant Loop!

Thank you Ru! What a motivational and inspirational read. I want to listen on loop because I need this positivity and higher frequency outlook in my life every moment of the day.

#rupaul #motivational #onrepeat #loveyourself #greatread #tagsgiving #sweepstakes

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The kind of book you'll read more than once

its a quick listen that I found myself pausing to think about qhat i had heard. I also feel enlightened.

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Holy crap seriously? This book is a copy paste job

basically an hour of Pinterest motivational quotes. there is zero substance, I feel like the cast of season 7 assaulted me with motivational nonsense that sums up a waste of a credit.