This remarkable biography-written by Divine's mother Frances Milstead, with Kevin Heffernan and Steve Yeager, the award-winning filmmakers whose documentary film Divine Trash won the Filmmakers Trophy at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival-reveals a never-before-seen side of the internationally renowned actor and drag performer. As she tells of his childhood, their long estrangement, and a heart-warming reconciliation before his death, Frances Milstead brings a mother's love and insight to the story of Glenn Harris Milstead, who would shock his way to international stardom as Divine, the star of John Waters cult films Female Trouble, Pink Flamingos, Polyester, and his breakthrough hit, Hairspray. Following him as he grows from angelic choirboy to troubled teen to flamboyant adult, this account reconciles for the first time the two sides of Divine-outrageous performer and loving son-as the legendary star's humanity is lovingly and movingly revealed through words and heretofore unpublished photos.
- ISBN 1555835945
- First Edition
- Co-authored with Kevin Heffernan and Steve Yaegar
- Published by Alyson Books
- Place of Publication: Los Angeles, California
- Year: 2001
- Trade paperback
- Condition: The pages of this text are clean, unfolded, unmarked, and generously sprinkled with both color and black/white photographs. The binding is tight. The spine is uncreased. The cover is slightly scuffed from general shelf wear, but otherwise pristine. A sticker from a previous store or owner sits at the bottom right corner inside the back cover.