Review: Welcome to My World

Welcome to My World by Johnny Weir

Oh, Johnny Weir. During the 2010 Olympics (and his rival Evan Lysacek’s subsequent appearance on Dancing With the Stars), my friends and I jokingly invented this whole narrative involving Team Gaga—consisting of Weir, Lady Gaga, and Adam Lambert—versus Team Evan—consisting of Lysacek, his dance partner Anna, and a pop star. (We could never find the right one; I think Taylor Swift was involved at some point.) However, we stopped when we discovered that we were starting to accurately predict Lysacek’s life, down to head injuries and his friendship with the US women’s hockey team. Clearly, we were too powerful. In any case, I remain fond of Weir to this day—I will always love someone who doesn’t give a damn what other people think and skates to “Poker Face”, let’s face it. So when I saw this at the library, I just had to pick it up, and it’s a good thing I did, as it turned out to be the perfect palette cleanser between The Silmarillion and Kushiel’s Dart.

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