I had recognized Leslie Jordan from his bit parts in various TV shows I had watched, but didn’t really think much of him until he seemed to go viral over the last year or so keeping everyone entertained during lockdown. Based on what I’ve read in his book, How Y’all Doing, this seems to be when most people found out about him and his Instagram followers absolutely skyrocketed. Leslie’s book was a quick read, entertaining and interesting in finding out how he was raised and his journey through Hollywood. Certainly entertaining and I ended up down a rabbit hole when I was done looking through all his Instagram posts!
I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review, I was not otherwise compensated.
About the Book
Viral sensation and Emmy Award-winner Leslie Jordan regales fans with entertaining stories about the odd, funny, and unforgettable events in his life in this unmissable essay collection that echoes his droll, irreverent voice.
When actor Leslie Jordan learned he had “gone viral,” he had no idea what that meant or how much his life was about to change. On Instagram, his uproarious videos have entertained millions and have made him a global celebrity. Now, he brings his bon vivance to the page with this collection of intimate and sassy essays.
Bursting with color and life, dripping with his puckish Southern charm, How Y’all Doing? is Leslie doing what Leslie does best: telling stories that make us laugh and lift our spirits even in the darkest days. Whether he’s writing about his brush with a group of ruffians in a West Hollywood Starbucks, or an unexpected phone call from legendary Hollywood start Debbie Reynolds, Leslie infuses each story with his fresh and saucy humor and pure heart.
How Y’all Doing? is an authentic, warm, and joyful portrait of an American Sweetheart— a Southern Baptist celebutante, first-rate raconteur, and keen observer of the odd side of life whose quirky wit rivals the likes of Amy Sedaris, Jenny Lawson, David Rakoff, and Sarah Vowell.