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Miss Vera's Finishing School for Boys Who Want to Be Girls Paperback – October 13, 1997
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Miss Vera's Finishing School for Boys Who Want to Be Girls is an informative textbook for readers who want practical advice about all things femme (complete with illustrations and homework assignments). It includes an anecdotal "herstory" of Miss Vera's experiences as a pleasure activist and gender educator and a delightful document of the transformation of the academy's students as they prance toward "gender euphoria" in high heels and glimmering tiaras. This is an indispensable guide for emerging femmes of all ages, sexes, and sexual orientations, as well as an insightful, humorous, and sassy work sure to interest all devotees of gender studies. --Julia Steinmetz
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Veronica Vera founded Miss Vera's Finishing School for Boys Who Want to Be Girls in 1992 and started a gender revolution. Working from the pink palace of the Academy's intimate Manhattan campus, she has helped hundreds of students embrace and master Venus Envy through her expert instruction in the arts of dressing up, making up, going out, and acting like a lady. In her new book, she shares her priceless wisdom with the world.
With sparkling wit and dazzling insight, Miss V gives us the 411 on body hair, foundation garments, make-up, and dressing, as well as offering invaluable advice on Creating a Herstory (finding the real life story of the femmeself within) speech, manners, walking in high heels, and--that biggest step of all--going out in the real world all dressed up. Amply illustrated and filled with the real stories of students and graduates, Miss Vera's Finishing School also offers a fascinating history of how the Academy came to be, as well as Miss Vera's own incisive gender manifesto.
"As we step boldly toward the new millennium, many more of us will be doing it in high heels," says Veronica Vera. In Miss Vera's Finishing School for Boys Who Want to Be Girls, she proves conclusively that, after a long day in wingtips, there's nothing like slipping into a pair of spiked heels.
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SCHOOL FOR BOYS WHO WANT TO BE GIRLS by Veronica
Vera . . . I found it both amusing and enlightening . . . and while it isn't my typical reading fare, I found it fun to learn about cross-dressing and what exactly it entails. In addition, I also believe it gave me some insight into the female psyche.
Yet no need to fear. I don't see myself becoming a cross-dresser
any time in the near future, particularly since I like my
mustache. And Veronica notes that "no applicant is ready
for the freewheeling life an academy deb if he is not ready
to let go of a handlebar.
"Yet," she went on to say, "there are exceptions to every rule,
even this. I relaxed my rule once when a Hassidic Jewish man
applied for entrance. I knew that his long beard and side-curls
were part of his religious observance and thus not to be removed. Under all of that hair, his long-lashed eyes emanated sincerity and earnestness, so I took pity on him. We used a veil and turned him into an Arabian princess, not only accomplishing his transformation but doing our bit to heal Mideast relations.
There is a basic difference between the way women walk and
the way men walk. Men take control of the earth. Their feet are
planted firmly on the ground. Women go with the flow. We dance
through life. High heels are designed to complement that dancing,light-footed movement. In the days before sidewalks, the entire base of the shoe was often elevated. These early platform shoes made it possible to rise above the muck. Men wore them as well as ladies. But while men have toppled from their pedestals, we ladies remain there, usually being admired.Read more ›
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Don't waste your time with this book. I was hoping it would offer tips and help with various thigs from makeup to clothing. Read morePublished 17 days ago by RTfromva
If you read through Miss Vera's Cross dress for success then you can follow up with this book and feel like you have completely succeeded in transforming yourself into a sissy... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Nicole
I'm sorry Vera. I'm sure you have a lovely school.
My first comment, is that if your looking for a "how to" guide,
this isn't it. Read more
the bible of crossdressing , well worth the money pity its based in the usa, i just cant put it downPublished 22 months ago by mr john s hindmarsh
Ever wonder if you were the only one man liked to dress up as a girl? There are many of us, and Miss Vera's guide gives straight forward advice and a sneak peek inside Miss Vera's... Read morePublished on June 1, 2011 by l8nitejenn
No matter where you stand on the subjects of cross-dressing, fashion, sexual orientation, or morality - be prepared to see it all from a totally different perspective. Read morePublished on September 15, 2008 by Georgina Spelvin
It is fun to read, it is interesting. But as far as explaining anything about how to dress femme, you won't learn from it. Read morePublished on June 21, 2007 by erin
"For every woman who has burned her bra, there's a man ready to wear one. Or so says Veronica Vera, who founded Miss Vera's Finishing School for Boys Who Want to Be Girls in 1992... Read morePublished on January 7, 2006 by Earl R. Sutton
First, know that I am all man, and I personally have no interest in learning how to cross dress. However, I found this book at my friend's house one night when I could not sleep,... Read morePublished on January 3, 2006 by Hangin' With Mr. Cooper