The last time I wore a dress
Riverhead Books, Oct 1, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 211 pages
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".
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - abbysees - LibraryThing
So heartbreaking. I briefly met Dylan Scholinski (the author has transitioned since he wrote the book in 1997) last year when he came to my college campus. I finally got around to reading his memoir ... Read full review
THE LAST TIME I WORE A DRESSUser Review - Kirkus
This patient's-eye view of life in a psychiatric hospital in the 1980s draws on the techniques of Susanna Kaysen's Girl, Interrupted but offers an original perspective on the dubious diagnosis ... Read full review