Sunday, August 19, 2012
Ladyboys. This extraordinary book is an intimate portrait of Thailand’s ladyboys: the men who have chosen to become women. Funny, passionate, angry and provocative, Ladyboys is a no-holds-barred look at the secret lives of Thailand’s transsexual men.
The book offers intimate details of the lives that the kathoeys have never publicly revealed. They talk about the choices they’ve made, their relationships, families, frustrations and hopes.
The stories include those of an exotic ladyboy cabaret performer, a ladyboy sex worker and even a ladyboy Muay Thai boxing champion. Ladyboys will leave you amused, saddened, and entertained.
This book gives you different perspectives of life as a kathoey. All are similar in that early on these individuals knew they were born into the wrong body.
You will enjoy seeing how most all the Ladyboys overcame the discrimination that confronted them. One father even went to the extent of tying his son to a tree and trying to whip his effeminate tendencies out of him.
If you love kathoey's and you are attracted to them more so than genetic girls. Reading this book may help you understand ladyboys and there lifestyle.
If you hope some day to have a permanent relationship with a kathoey read this book.