Trixie and Katya’s Guide to Modern Womanhood


For everything you need to know about beauty and homemaking, the best advice will come from expert biological women Trixie Mattel and Katya Zamolodchikova (and stars of Rupaul’s Drag Race and YouTube’s UNHhhh). Through personal essays and conversations, these experts will give you tips on everything about makeup, hair, personal relationships, alcohol, home decor, personal finance, and still come out none the smarter. You’re only reading a book, honey.

“Reading books doesn’t even make someone intelligent. You’re reading a book right now and you’re dumb as hell.”

Trixie Mattel, Trixie and Katya’s Guide to Modern Womanhood

Let me tell you, the shenanigans of these two drag queens are music to my ears. They could read me to filth, clock me for my pandemic hoodie and sweatpants sense of fashion, or pretend to care for me while secretly plotting to snatch my husband. I would still laugh until my belly hurts. That’s why I decided the only way to enjoy this book was to listen to it. I’ve never been too fond of audiobooks, but for these ladies, I made an exception. And I was not disappointed. An even better deal would’ve been to listen to the audiobook while reading the hardcover book, but I’m not made of money like these delightful buffoons.

“Beauty is a lovely thing to possess, like dual citizenship, or a will to live. And intelligence can really help you own a room—particularly if that room is a commercialized escape-room experience. But a great personality can perform wonders: get an ugly girl invited to a social event, keep Ted Bundy on the run, or even land you and your vascular friend a book deal.”

Trixie Mattel, Trixie and Katya’s Guide to Modern Womanhood

I cannot imagine anyone who is not a fan of Trixie and Katya or Rupaul’s Drag Race having any interest in this book. It’s simply too niche for them. I read a review from someone saying, “these are just men giving very misguided opinions” (whaaaat? These are dudes?) I will say this, though: t’s never too late to become a fan. You 👏 are 👏 missing 👏 out 👏 , mama! (not my mama. She’s already a fan)

If you’re already a Trixie and Katya fan, then Mary, shantay you stay. You’re going to love this book. One criticism could be their jumps from satire to “for real, serious advice” might sometimes be a little jarring. Luckily those moments are scarce. The sections that involve a conversation between those two are some of the best parts of the book. It’s easy to imagine these sections as episodes of their YouTube show UNHhhh, minus their cackling. (maybe that’s a negative of the book, too. More clacking needed!). Overall, great book. These paragons of femininity can take my money at any time.



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