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I liked this better than I thought I would A lot of what you hear about Divine is through her sycophants, it s nice to hear from someoneneutral a business partner My main complaint, which really lowered the validity of this bio for me, was the constant name calling We get it, Divine was a big boy, but I could do with out Jay calling her something along the lines of bulbous hippo or referring to her massive girth every three goddamn seconds. Enjoyed hearing Divine s story but the emphasis on Divine s selfishness and large stature was unnecessary. #Free Epub è Not Simply Divine é Divine s former personal manager takes readers through a labyrinth of American subcultures, countercultures, and glimmering nightlife to tell this no holds barred story of a man who did anything to become a starpages of photos Nicolas Jouin: Ein Beitrag Zur Geschichte Des Jansenismus Und Der Zeit VOR Der Franz�sischen Revolution (Classic Reprint) countercultures Perekonomian Indonesia and glimmering nightlife to tell this no holds barred story of a man who did anything to become a starpages of photos I was so ecstatic to find a biography of Divine but this was so horribly fatphobic, transphobic and bitter I couldn t glean any of the expected goodness out of it Bernard Jay, this was a total crime. I loved this book I love Divine and hate that she left the world so early. It s very hard to get past the mean spirited tone of this book It s clear the author and the subject had a long, close and challenging relationship that bounced from love to hate to love, but it s disconcerting to read some of Jay s criticisms of Divine Open eyed critisicm of character is one thing, but throughout the book Jay makes some mean and nasty comments about Divine s weight and appearance It s not a nice thing for a supposed close friend to do. Okay, this is the only biography that I m aware of about Divine s life Being a big John Waters fan, I was looking forward to reading this and found it to be adequate biography but what really hurts the book is the insulting and degrading tone of the author who was also his manager It s clear reading this that the author manager was trying to wring money out of Divine s name right after the man s death with little regard to sensitivity for anyone s feelings.Jay s tone is arrogant, bitter, Okay, this is the only biography that I m aware of about Divine s life Being a big John Waters fan, I was looking forward to reading this and found it to be adequate biography but what really hurts the book is the insulting and degrading tone of the author who was also his manager It s clear reading this that the author manager was trying to wring money out of Divine s name right after the man s death with little regard to sensitivity for anyone s feelings.Jay s tone is arrogant, bitter, and very mean spirited from the beginning Contant cracks about Divine s weight and attacks about his personality hamper the story They re totally unnecessary and give the text a foulness Also, Jay seems to attack all of Divine s friends and associates even Mr Waters as nothing but phony users except, of course, for Jay himself He s the only one who truly cared about Divine and shows such anger towards all who would dare have exploited him How Jay didn t see the irony of his situation about his cruel biography is astounding.If you cut through all of the author s bias and bile, the story is quite detailed and interesting It covers his career not only as a cult actor but also as a very sucessful musician overseas There s a lot I didn t know about him reading this, my knowledge only really with Waters films Nothing much is glossed over and there s some great stories along the way.It would have gotten 4 stars from me here, but the meanness loses 1 star for me If you want to knowabout this unique man, this book is your only chance for now You ll have to deal with Jay if you want the story It s there, but there s a lot of muck to cut through.NOTE In small print in the copyright information, the author notes that he did not interview John Waters for this book It makes me think that Jay wants to hog every bit of credit he possibly can for Divine, especially when he accuses Waters of doing so throughout the book John s not given a chance to retaliate, reaffirming Jay s role as a bully Although I have only rated this book two stars, I probably enjoyed it a littlethan that would suggest However, it wasn t exactly gripping, or revelatory in any way It was amusing throughout, how the author kept on referring to the great talent of his star, when the book showed just how much can be achieved from so little Divine s initial act , when he actually tried to earn a living, rather than just appearing in John Waters early films, seemed to consist of 10 minutes of shouting Although I have only rated this book two stars, I probably enjoyed it a littlethan that would suggest However, it wasn t exactly gripping, or revelatory in any way It was amusing throughout, how the author kept on referring to the great talent of his star, when the book showed just how much can be achieved from so little Divine s initial act , when he actually tried to earn a living, rather than just appearing in John Waters early films, seemed to consist of 10 minutes of shouting F ck you at the audience, yet they still loved him The one refreshing thing about this book was that its subject wasn t portrayed through rose tinted glasses Divine, or Harris Glenn Milstead, doesn t appear to have been a very nice person at all, with a pretty psychopathic attitude towards his parents and anyone who came into his orbit It was also interesting to read about the problems that were caused by his excessive weight the sweating, the tiredness, etc which did contrast with the exuberant performer.Ultimately, though, Divine turned out to be exactly what I had expected and this book did nothing to change my view of this performer, who made me laugh occasionally and whose music career at least I derived pleasure from in the 1980s Waters cultists hate Bernard Jay, but he speaks the truth and illuminates the sad plight of Divinethan Waters ever tried. The first thing I have to tell you about Not Simply Divine is that Bernard Jay is NOT a storyteller He is a competent recorder of facts, and as Divine s long time manager, he has a wealth of facts at his fingertips, but little talent for turning those facts into a compelling narrative I picked up this book after falling madly in love with the Antony and the Johnsons track Divine , and finished the book feeling like that 3.42 minute track gave methan this 200 page bio did.