How Y'all Doing?: Misadventures and Mischief from a Life Well Lived
New York Times and USA Today Bestseller
Viral sensation and Emmy Award-winner Leslie Jordan regales fans with entertaining stories about the odd, funny, and unforgettable events in his life in this unmissable essay collection that echoes his droll, irreverent voice.
When actor Leslie Jordan learned he had “gone viral,” he had no idea what that meant or how much his life was about to change. On Instagram, his uproarious videos have entertained millions and have made him a global celebrity. Now, he brings his bon vivance to the page with this collection of intimate and sassy essays.
Bursting with color and life, dripping with his puckish Southern charm, How Y’all Doing? is Leslie doing what Leslie does best: telling stories that make us laugh and lift our spirits even in the darkest days. Whether he’s writing about his brush with a group of ruffians in a West Hollywood Starbucks, or an unexpected phone call from legendary Hollywood start Debbie Reynolds, Leslie infuses each story with his fresh and saucy humor and pure heart.
How Y’all Doing? is an authentic, warm, and joyful portrait of an American Sweetheart— a Southern Baptist celebutante, first-rate raconteur, and keen observer of the odd side of life whose quirky wit rivals the likes of Amy Sedaris, Jenny Lawson, David Rakoff, and Sarah Vowell.
Praise for How Y'all Doing?: Misadventures and Mischief from a Life Well Lived
"In this collection of sharp recollections, Jordan details his life growing up as a church-going boy outside of Chattanooga to misadventures in drag to moving to Los Angeles in the midst of the AIDS crisis. He is, in every sense, fierce, a hilarious storyteller who makes the mundane seem magical and a staunch advocate for the LGBTQ community... This breezy collection will appeal to readers of pop culture, celebrity memoirs, and Southern storytelling." — Booklist
“Hilarious . . . highly entertaining . . . With a whole lot of heart and even more laughs, Jordan captures his personality perfectly on the page.” — The Nerd Daily