Another chapter in the story of Conchita Wurst’s life has started. The phenomenal rise from an aspiring singer, not that long ago, to a worldwide phenomenon is in print in Germany.
The book, entitled I, Conchita: My story. We are unstoppable follows the agony and the ecstasy, the pain and the pleasure of this unique Austrian’s life.
On Monday 2 March 2015 she appeared at Berlin‘s Soho House hotel. Conchita talked frankly and honestly about the newspaper interview when she [Tom] came out, and explained that this was even before her parents knew.
In an article in dw.de, Kate Brady quotes her as saying:
It wasn’t done unwillingly, I had this short moment of, ‘what do I do now? Do I lie or am I my own person?’ So I decided to say what it was.
I wouldn’t recommend that, if anyone is thinking of doing so. Not the newspaper first and then the parents. Her suggestion was that – The other way round is somehow nicer.
The article goes on to quote from an Austrian radio interview on Ö3 where she related the hostile experiences she encountered as a child:
Whispering behind my back, insults shouted after me. At school here seemed to just mockers and homophobes.
The book is also due to be released in French on 5 May 2015 and English on 7 May 2015.
Her new single You are unstoppable has already been played on the radio but the official iTunes release will be on 5 March 2015.