Gothic Charm School: An Essential Guide for Goths and Those Who Love Them (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Jun 23, 2009 - Reference - 256 pages
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An essential, fully illustrated guidebook to day-to-day Goth living

There's more to being a Goth than throwing on some black velvet, dyeing your hair, and calling it a day (or a night). How do you dress with morbid flair when going to a job interview? Is there such a thing as growing too old to be a Goth? How do you explain to your grandma that it's not just a phase?

Jillian Venters, a.k.a. "the Lady of the Manners," knows how to be strange and unusual without sacrificing politeness and etiquette. In Gothic Charm School, she offers the quintessential guide to dark decorum for all those who have ever searched for beauty in dark, unexpected places, embraced their individuality, and reveled in decadence . . . and for families and friends who just don't understand.

  

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Review: Gothic Charm School: An Essential Guide for Goths and Those Who Love Them

User Review  - Rebecca Wright - Goodreads

Great read for the advice and just the sheer joy of her writing style. Anyone wondering about goth or manners within the subculture should read this one:) Excellent. Read full review

Review: Gothic Charm School: An Essential Guide for Goths and Those Who Love Them

User Review  - Goodreads

Great read for the advice and just the sheer joy of her writing style. Anyone wondering about goth or manners within the subculture should read this one:) Excellent. Read full review

Contents

An Introduction 1
Am I a Goth? 7
Im Not a Goth But I Have
Can I comment on their clothing or makeup and ask if they
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Jillian Venters was a fairly spooky and morbid child. When she discovered the existence of the whole Gothic sub-culture, she clapped her hands with glee and fell upon it like a babybat upon a box of Count Chocula cereal. Since then, the Lady of the Manners has spent a not inconsiderable amount of time trying to gently persuade others in her chosen subculture that being a polite Goth is much, much more subversive than just wearing T-shirts with "edgy" sayings on them. She lives in Seattle.

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