Would you trade your compulsory barely-there Victoria’s Secret underwear for the real Victorian secret—corsets?! Swapping lace shoestrings for silk sheaths is, it turns out, the ultimate feminist experiment: an education in female body image, artifice, and elegance.
Sarah Chrisman did just that, and her book, Victorian Secrets: What a Corset Taught Me about the Past, the Present, and Myself , will allow all women to be voyeuristic participants in this radical undertaking—without ever lacing up a corset!
Victorian Secrets is a page turner and one you will not want to put down. In this new book, she is able to parse ribbed rumors from the straight-laced truth, and presents a compelling, humorous look at the hang-ups of modern women—and how we’re not so different from our Victorian-era counterparts (and the current runway models) who rock a bodice. Will you be picking up this hot new book?