Rachel Eliason's Reviews > My Husband Betty: Love, Sex, and Life with a Crossdresser

My Husband Betty by Helen Boyd
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Dec 12, 2011

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My Husband Betty is an interesting book and very well written. I found it an interesting glimpse into the lives of cross-dressers and their wives. The book seems to give a fairly balanced view of the subject, it is not the rosy view a cross-dresser might give nor the completely negative view that some of the wives might give.
I would give two small disclaimers on this book. The first is that this book is not in fact about her husband Betty. This is about cross dressers and their wives. The personal story of Helen and Betty is in her second book, "She's not the man I married." The secondly and on a related note, Betty is transgender. Heterosexual male cross dressers and transgender women are two quite different things. As a transsexual woman myself reading this book brought that home to me. I found myself identifying more with the concerns of the wives then with the cross dressers.
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