Spotlight on Books

Book of the Month
I have personally read the books listed here, except for the reviews by Rachel, and while the opinions are my own, they are only listed if considered of value to you

See our recommended list of books below and to the right. There is a link to purchase the book in the book review.

  • Skirting Gender: Life and Lessons of a Crossdresser posted on October 10, 2018.
    This is not just the typical crossdresser autobiograpghy, but an insight into the real world of crossdressers, the lives we live, the challenges we face and with some real answers on where we fit into the greater transgender spectrum. More
  • TRANS/gressive posted on June 17, 2017.
    TRANS/gressive talks about how transgender activists took on gay rights, feminism, the media and Congress... and won. Riki Wilkins was a leading activist during all this time and her story is riveting. More
  • I'm Not The Man I Used To Be posted on March 18, 2017.
    I'm Not The Man I Used To Be is an Informative, brutally honest, thought-provoking and funny, this is the true life story of a transgender person More
  • Transgender No More posted on March 18, 2017.
    People ask me when I first knew I was female. Would you believe me if I told you that I don’t know if I’ve ever known, More
  • The Transgender Guidebook posted on March 18, 2017.
    Keys to a Successful Transition is a self-help book for transsexuals. It is a wise and practical guide for any transgender person considering or embarking on a gender transition More
  • Men Can Wear Dresses Too posted on October 19, 2016.
    Men Can Wear Dresses Too is the story of Catie Maye, a MTF crossdresser. Risks and secrecy are a recurring theme of Catie’s story, to nobody’s surprise, but it’s sobering to realize how strong the need to express ourselves is, regardless of those risks. Catie is successful in dispelling “the myths, social untruths, and pieces of pure gossip” and helping promote a societal understanding of “whom and what we are. More
  • Normal posted on April 14, 2015.
    In "Normal", Bloom chronicles her journey into understanding female-to-male transsexuals, heterosexual male crossdressers, and the intersexed. . Bloom ultimately finds that our notions of what is normal are very constrained, and are much more variegated than the general population believes, Follow her journey as she explores our world. More
  • Toss the Gloss: Beauty Tips, Tricks & Truths for Women 50+ posted on March 28, 2015.
    Toss the Gloss is a cosmetic bible for women of all ages if you want to buy what is right for you without breaking the bank. I got value from every page and so should you More
  • Because Style Only Gets Better With Age - The Movie posted on October 14, 2014.
    The Advanced Style Movie, based on the many ladies featured in the Advanced Style blog, by Ari Seth Cohen, is the story of these fabulous-looking 50+ ladies and how they get enjoyment out of the art of dressing and presenting their unique selves to the world More
  • Second Serve posted on September 13, 2014.
    Second Serve is an autobiography by Renée Richards, born Richard (Dick) Raskind, known for her exploits in the courts: Supreme, and tennis More
  • More Tricks of the Trade - A Beginners Guide to Cross Dressing posted on January 2, 2014.
    Carollyn Olson's sequel to her best read "Tricks of the Trade. Read Tasi's review and then click on the Amazon link. More
  • Warrior Princess: A U.S. Navy SEAL's Journey to Coming out Transgender posted on December 15, 2013.
    The story of a Navy Seal and the struggles he had being transgender and serving in an elite military unit. The journey had many ups and downs and sadness along the way. A good read. More
  • The Man in the Red Velvet Dress: Inside the World of Crossdressing posted on October 25, 2013.
    This book begins at a party to which the author is wearing his new red velvet dress. One of the other partygoers, a woman, asks him why he crossdresses. The author then takes us inside this very special world with explanations and examples in all their diversity. A wonderful read More
  • Good Girls Don't Have to Dress Bad: A Style Guide for Every Woman posted on September 15, 2013.
    Shari Braendel has done a marvelous job of helping us understand style and how to have it with whatever budget you have to work with. From style personalities to how to buy jeans, her advice is spot-on in this easy, quick read book. You'll be better prepared to face the world. More
  • Finding Your Feminine Side…..Then Knowing What To Do with Her posted on July 10, 2013.
    Beauty consultant Josett coaches the transgender and crossdresser in make-up, fashion and the feminine lifestyle. From not wearing men’s clothing, the wrong shoe, the right jewelry and other accessories, and most importantly, a good quality wig, Josett leads us through a plethora of options for clothes, make-up and mannerisms that will help us achieve just the right look for our body and personality More