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 thirty-five years. GuRu is packed with more than 80 beautiful photographs that illustrate 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 reader 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 book 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.
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A wealth of wisdom from a truly amazing individual. This isn’t a book you read, it’s a book you carry with you as a totem when you need to find inspiration and direction in your life.
However, all that said, I would REALLY like to see a true RuPaul autobiography. While GuRu is a great, I want to read more about his journey.
Wonderful. Encompasses that passion, kindness.....maybe even shadiness and most importantly balance that Ru is. Empowering in its own way. A great look into ru’s mind and tips of self love and success.
While the bon mots and wisdom inside are pure and bring much needed light to your world, the layout and format are a bit perplexing. Rupaul has a LOT of great things to say that we all would benefit from hearing. This book however jumbled all that brilliance and illumination with as many pictures as ideas. Nothing wrong with seeing the mighty Ru, but the pics are seemingly randomly arranged, and so is the wisdom. Tips for applying make up hold less depth when wedged between comments about being, the heart and soul. I recognize that looking deep into the heart of an artichoke by the fire sometime has its merits but as one of the cultural leaders and absolute gurus of our time, we may need both bits of wisdom but many may dismiss them as trite when the cohesiveness is missing and the information seemingly so random or stream of consciousness. This is important information for us all to get and Ru should have the wherewithal inside to structure a book that can reach BOTH these shallow depths as well as the deep peaks-or something. Ru should take her own advice and tell his inner saboteur to buzz off-she has a serious life-changing and elevating book inside that body and brain of stars and we need desperately to hear and read it. I’m between jobs and a seeker and music and boogie obsessive myself. Ru, reach out! 8572729675 let’s change the world together.