Randy Rainbow, the man who conquered the Internet with a stylish pair of pink glasses, an inexhaustible knowledge of Broadway musicals, and the most gimlet-eyed view of American politics this side of Mark Twain tells all in Playing with Myself.
Randy Rainbow isn’t one to shy away from serious ridiculousness. Rather, he revels in it. It’s part of his artistic palette. His new memoir Playing with Myself is a fearless Cinderella story of a little gay boy who staged an elaborate production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in his suburban Florida backyard and grew up to become both a Hooters host and song parody internet sensation. And in the process, he’s had a gay old time doing it, in every sense of that term ... Rainbow’s story hurtles forward in an inexorable zig-zagging trajectory ... One of the strongest chapters in is Rainbow’s near disaster with cancel culture ... Rainbow’s balance of self-deprecating humor and serious autobiography makes for a great read. Playing with Myself is aptly titled. Randy Rainbow is everything his fans want him to be: a joyful entertainer who loves performing for his delighted audience.
ainbow focuses on the highs but doesn’t shy away from the lows, addressing the controversies that have affected his career and his own brush with cancel culture. Overall, expect the same sunny content that Rainbow is famous for. Filled with the kind of anecdotes that anyone raised on a steady diet of Sex and the City and Broadway musicals will eat up with a spoon, Rainbow’s memoir is pure, indulgent fun. Fans of Rainbow (there are millions, and they include big-name celebs, presidential candidates, and Broadway superstars) will want this book immediately, as will anyone who enjoys a good, dishy celebrity memoir.
Rollicking ... Packing his narrative with well-timed zingers, Rainbow recalls chasing his Broadway dreams in Manhattan, juggling a variety of part-time jobs (including as a host at Hooters), and steadily making his way into the performing world ... Though Rainbow’s campy on-screen comedy doesn’t always translate well to the page, his gift for striking a well-honed phrase...will have readers cackling. Fans are sure to be heartened and tickled by this entertaining account.