Gothic Charm School - Jillian Venters

Gothic Charm School

By Jillian Venters

  • Release Date: 2009-06-23
  • Genre: Etiquette
Score: 4.5
From 22 Ratings


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.


  • I love it!!!!

    By 0nos
    When they say there is more to goth then just throwing on a black outfit and makup they can't be more right. I love this book this is great for goths , people wanting to become goth or people that just want to understand goths better.
  • Most excellent

    By S. Hansen
    I love this! Very useful, with advice on building a wardrobe, how to dress for certain occasions and seasons, music, books, movies, as well as general gothy etiquette! Wonderful book
  • Lovely

    By funerealwaif
    Jillian really puts herself out there so she can help people not be so afraid of "goths". Entertaining and insightful.
  • Awesome

    By Grim138
    Great book when getting introduced to the gothic culture in general!