New Orleans, LA — The critically acclaimed memoir Big Freedia: God Save the Queen Diva! (Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster; $16) will be released in paperback on December 1, 2020 and is available for pre-order now.
“I am so excited about the paperback release,” says Big Freedia, whose star has risen since the release of the hardcover book. “Now more than ever, I’m looking forward to sharing my story with the next generation — from activists to LGBTQ+ youth to any ally. I truly believe my story can have a unifying effect.”
In this eye-opening memoir that bursts with energy, you’ll be transported into the world of Big Freedia, following her path from an overweight gay choir boy to the reigning queen of New Orleans Bounce. Readers will learn the history of Bounce, the New Orleans twist on hip-hop, and meet all of the colorful characters who pepper its music scene. Big Freedia reveals the inside story of her path to fame, the peaks and valleys of her personal life, and the liberation that Bounce brings her and every one of her fans who are searching for racial and LGBTQ+ acceptance.
With her own unique voice and unabashed enthusiasm, Big Freedia shows us how she arrived at this defining moment in music and culture, and how Bounce ultimately has allowed her to become her own version of diva, one booty-pop at a time.
Big Freedia: God Save the Queen Diva! is available now for pre-order via Amazon.
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WHAT THE PRESS SAYS ABOUT THE BOOK
“Freedia’s story is inspirational, a journey overcoming poverty and discrimination to become an internationally known star. The rise of Big Freedia is the rise of bounce, and God Save the Queen Diva! serves as a worthwhile encapsulation of that tale.” — PITCHFORK
“Whether detailing the highs or the lows, Freedia’s tales pop as much as the booty that made her famous.” — OUT MAGAZINE
“In Big Freedia: God Save the Queen Diva (Gallery Books) the rapper goes deeper, with a tale that is as much a capsule history of the bounce-music world as it is his own story.” —TIMES PICAYUNE
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