RuPaul — star of the hit show RuPaul’s Drag Race — may love a good glitter cut crease, but he also wants to share some hard-earned lessons. In an exclusive interview with PEOPLE, RuPaul reveals the cover of his upcoming book, GuRu: RuPaul Wisdom, and explains that he wants it to serve as a “talisman” for readers.
“This book is a talisman, a guidebook for living,” RuPaul, 57, explains of the book, which hits shelves in October. “[It’s] a collection of meaningful phrases and quotes that have helped me navigate the chaos of modern life.”
The book will include more than 80 photographs, including some that have never been seen before.
“I hope that fans will use the book for inspiration,” he says. “It offers beauty, but also advice, insight and attitude. It’s more than just a bunch of pretty pictures.”