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Biography History Journal/Diary Nonfiction

Hiding My Candy: The Autobiography of the Grand Empress of Savannah

By The Lady Chablis and Theodore Bouloukos , 1997

The unforgettable life story of the fabulous drag queen from the bestselling Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. The Lady Chablis, the outrageously charming drag queen made famous in John Berendt’s bestselling Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, takes us on an unforgettable tour of Savannah in her amazing story—a triumphant life filled with passion, humor, flair, and resourcefulness beyond the imaginings of mere mortals. Born Benjamin Edward Knox in Quincy, Florida, in 1957, Brenda Dale Knox (The Lady Chablis) always knew she was different: a girl with “candy.” “I never blamed the Lord ’cause I knew that he musta wanted me this way.” She’s lived as the Grand Empress of Scrapin’ to Get By, she’s beat up bad-mouthed bouncers, known love sweet and tender, mean and rough, legal, and outlawed…and she survived, honey, she flourished! Laugh-out-loud funny, deeply touching, and just as entertaining as The Lady Chablis in person, Hiding My Candy is one dessert you’ll find absolutely irresistible.

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