Miss Vera’s Cross-Dress For Success

Dont’cha just love the cover of my second book! I think it is inspired. Wait til you read what’s inside.

Miss Vera's Cross-Dress For Success Book Cover

I am very proud of my second book, Miss Vera’s Cross-Dress For Success. It is not only a directory of goods and services, it contains stories from the academy and enables me to update my feelings on the transgender movement to this point. A lot has happened since I published my first book, Miss Vera’s Finishing School For Boys Who Want To Be Girls (Doubleday, 1997) and I am so pleased to have this opportunity to continue our story.

You will find sections on make-up, hair, your virtual boudoir and also individual stories that cover the transgender spectrum. The Patti Project tells of student Patricia Harrington’s decison to transition. Drag queen Taxi tells what it was like in the days of the Gilded Grape nightclub. There is a chapter, called The School for Wives, which I address to wives and partners. Lessons are devoted to your sexual, emotional, political and artistic evolutions.

I am grateful to my editor Tim Farrell, and editorial director Bruce Tracy and to all of the staff at Villard who have made and continue to make the publication of this book a wonderful and exciting experience. Please buy your books from the sellers within the transgender community whenever you can. Thanks to all of you who have purchased my new book, and if you haven't yet done so, now is the time to do so.

Order your own autographed copy for $25 (includes shipping and handling). Send your check or money order (payable to Veronica Vera, US dollars only) to

Miss Vera
85 Eighth Avenue
Studio 3B
New York, N.Y. 10011

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