God Save the Queen2020-06-30T17:34:01-05:00

Big Freedia: God Save the Queen Diva!
by Big Freedia and Nicole Balin

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God Save the Queen Diva! (Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster) is the memoir that chronicles the life of a poor choir boy from New Orleans who survived poverty, drugs, and bullying to become a world famous musical performer and reality TV personality. Channeling his pain through the music and culture of Bounce, Big Freedia is a icon for gender bending youth and is credited for bringing the “twerk” mainstream. Published in 2015, Big Freedia’s memoir contains a gallery of childhood photos from Big Freedia’s own collection and a guide to ‘twerking like a pro.’ The book is available on Amazon.com and anywhere books are sold.

WHAT THE PRESS SAYS ABOUT GOD SAVE THE QUEEN DIVA!:

“On her show, Freedia comes off as affable and grateful — belying her diva persona — and these traits are only solidified and expanded in the book.”

—ROLLING STONE

“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