Riverhead Books, October 1997. First Edition. Hardcover. Used - Very Good / Very Good. Item #220794
At fifteen years old, Daphne Scholinski was committed to a mental institution and awarded the dubious diagnosis of "Gender Identity Disorder." She spent three years--and over a million dollars of insurance--"treating" the problem...with makeup lessons and instructions in how to walk like a girl. Daphne's story--which is, sadly, not that unusual--has already received attention from such shows as "20/20," "Dateline," "Today," and "Leeza." But her memoir, bound to become a classic, tells the story in a funny, ironic, unforgettable voice that "isn't all grim; Scholinski tells her story in beautifully evocative prose and mines her experiences for every last drop of ironic humor, determined to have the last laugh." ( "Time Out New York" ).
In 1981, at the age of 15, Daphne Scholinski was put in a mental hospital for what her psychiatrist called 'failure to identify as a sexual female'. Though the facts are truly frightening, 'The Last Time I Wore a Dress' is an expose of a shameful medical sham that destroyed countless childhoods. First/first in dust jacket. Red paper covered boards with red cloth spine. Black lettering. Signed by Scholinski on title page. Publisher affixed gold emblem: 'Autographed Copy'.