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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Greenery Press (CA) (March 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1890159379
  • ISBN-13: 978-1890159375
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #195,561 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Publisher

Charles Anders "has wanted to wear women's clothes for as long as I can remember. I was 12 or thereabouts when I took advantage of my parents' absence to try on a bunch of my mom's bras, slips, and panties. I took several photographs of myself in her ridiculously ill-fitting underwear, then burned the film before I could develop it." He has been crossdressing publicly for several years and has written crossdressing and transgender articles and erotica for the San Francisco Bay Guardian, Scarlet Letters, Clean Sheets and more.

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Really, this is one of the best books on self-esteem I've ever read.
Dinah Sanders
The book does provide few good tips and in certain places it becomes a guide telling you the options you have to do a specific thing.
Matchestic
The book is full of humorous anecdotes and stories, and is fun and uplifting to read.
Marsha

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43 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Graham D. Lincoln VINE VOICE on April 18, 2003
Format: Paperback
I found this book to be a very entertaining, carefree and useful guide to Expressing the Feminine Self. Most guys refuse to admit the have a "feminine side," so I respect the author for "coming out" with this truly fun and practical guide for those who feel the need or desire to express their feminine nature--in public, as well as in private.
The author explains the intricacies and dilemmas of "crossing" and gives numerous tips for self-confidence, self-improvement, beauty tips, and covers issues relating to stubble; beard growth, et al. These tips could be used by non-cross-dressers, as well. Very few people actually like stubble (about 1% of the people I have met)--especially facial stubble, so the tips in this book can be used even by "macho" guys, to improve their "Cuddle Time."
For those with an open mind, this book is very interesting, entertaining and provides numerous website references (copyright 2002, so it is up-to-date) and ideas to try.
If you are looking for a book about the psychological implications of this subject, look elsewhere--this author understands that it is "normal" to experiment with gender & sexuality, so there is no need to defend his stance on the issues. The author seems to have a very carefree "take me as I am" point of view.
It is very refreshing to read a book about the subject, which doesn't concentrate on Society's negative (uneducated) prejudice against "Alternative" lifestyles.
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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Donna on June 24, 2002
Format: Paperback
After reading about this book on the internet I searched it out on Amazon. I probably was one of the first to read Julia's book and it could not have been at a better time. About to embark on my first public foray in Las Vegas, I was plenty worried about dressing, makeup, wigs, walking, talking and anything that could happen to me. Julia put my mind at rest in many ways. I understood what crossdressing really means to me and that it isn't a big deal. The title may be a little exageration as crossdressing for a man is not too easy, even for the lazy ones. If you're too lazy you will fall into some of the traps that Julia talks about in this book. If you have any interest in crossdressing or think you know nothing or everything on the subject, this is still the book to read in 2002. Let's hope it doesn't leave the Books In Print list because word of mouth surely should spread the word that this is a fun read, but one crossdressers, wannabe crossdressers, their spouses,lovers, partners, friends, employers, or anyone else with some interest in the subject should read. Don't miss this opportunity.
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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By William M Johnson on June 6, 2002
Format: Paperback
Charles Anders writes about crossdressing with great wit and style. I'd suggest the book to anyone based on the merits of the writing alone. It's a clear and amusing book filled with crisp prose and humor. The conversational tone makes reading it seem like chatting with a friend at a cocktail party.
I began crossdressing 6 months ago and can easily relate to Anders light approach. It's an amazing thing to step outside the normal gender barriers and go out in public. Mr. Anders appears to do this regularly with great comfort and self-assurance and he's certainly a role model in this capacity for anyone who wants to step outside the norm and simply be.
Read it for the quality of the writing. Read it for the education. Or read it just to hear the voice of someone who is so self-accepting while gleefully outside of the norm. Whatever the reason BUY (don't steal!) THIS BOOK!!! (Oh yes. And read it!)
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By TammyJo Eckhart VINE VOICE on October 14, 2002
Format: Paperback
Charles Anders' book is based on three goals: 1) looking good in women?s clothes is not the same as looking like a woman, 2) there is no one true way to do this, and 3) it is much easier than you think. In other words, this is a book for crossdressers who love women's clothes but have no desire to be female or women. The book is very sensitive to the feelings of both the men who wear women's clothing and the reality of women's lives in America today -- I was especially impressed with Anders understanding of how clothing can be used as an oppressive item and how culture can influence a person's self-esteem. There is an excellent resource directly included and the practical, time-saving tips might help women who find themselves wanting to be more traditionally feminine but lacking the time or experience.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Dinah Sanders on May 17, 2002
Format: Paperback
I wish this book would be assigned in school - Charles does an incredible job of dispelling all those awful expectations of how anyone, male, female or a little of both, ought to act. I realized while reading this book that I had internalized some of those voices of the media telling me The Way to be sexy and beautiful (and how I was failing to do so). This was a great reminder to let go of those outside expectations and go with what feels right to you. Really, this is one of the best books on self-esteem I've ever read.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Marsha on March 18, 2002
Format: Paperback
This is a fabulous book, and a must have for anyone who presently cross dresses, or has questions about it. I come from the old days where you looked up terms in antiquated dictionaries or medical books trying to grasp with your thoughts and feelings. In this book Charles (Julia) not only provides extremely practical and helpful information for the novice or individual exploring this aspect of self expression, but as well presents the reader with thought provoking questions determined to help the reader work through some of the "why do I ...". There is no pretense (or attempt) to dive into psychoanalysis, just simple questions geared to help promote a healthy reflection of one's self. Even long time cross dressers would find this book helpful and thought provoking. Julia breaks down alot of the misconceptions about cross dressing without loosing the real world acceptance or rejection of cross dressers. The book is full of humorous anecdotes and stories, and is fun and uplifting to read. I could not help but think that portions of the book might be useful in helping struggling cross dressers communicate their feelings with loved ones. The book is jam packed with all sorts of practical and valuable information concerning makeup, clothing, shopping, wigs, and much more. It also encourages you to throw out the rules and above all, have fun. It definately breaks down the "you have to do it this way" barriers. In conclusion, I loved the book, couldn't put it down until I read it through start to finish, wish I would have had it years ago, and highly recommend it.
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