Big Freedia: God Save the Queen Diva!


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.

My Review

To be honest, I am not that familiar with Big Freedia. However, I have heard some of her music but just didn't really recognize. Although, I have to say that after reading this book, I will remember the name Big Freedia. She is a queen and I want to know more about her. 

While, I did like getting to know about Big Freedia's and her childhood. I did feel like the book was a bit light. It is kind of hard to explain but it was like I was missing pieces. It was like Big Freedia just having a conversation talking about her life but the footnote version. After reading this book, I will be educating myself more on the history of bounce music. 

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