The Last Time I Wore a Dress

The Last Time I Wore a Dress


$12.41 $15.00 Save 17% Current price is $12.41, Original price is $15. You Save 17%.
View All Available Formats & Editions
Eligible for FREE SHIPPING
  • Get it by Wednesday, February 28 , Order now and choose Expedited Delivery during checkout.
    Same Day delivery in Manhattan. 


The Last Time I Wore a Dress by Daphne Scholinski

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)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781573226967
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/28/1998
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 417,395
Product dimensions: 9.04(w) x 5.46(h) x 0.62(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Daphne Scholinski is an artist who lives in San Francisco. She is also an activist who speaks at colleges and universities about psychiatric abuse of gay and lesbian teenagers. She was a speaker at the NGO Conference on Women in Beijing, and her story has appeared on ABC-TV's 20/20.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Last Time I Wore a Dress 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
margem1688 More than 1 year ago
This book is so amazing. Although the subject matter is dark, the matter of fact way the author relays her harrowing experience is both unique and refreshing. She could have made it just another "woe is me" type story, but instead she shows her resilience and empathy for others who are in even worse situations. I didn't want to put this book down and was sad when I finished reading it. This would make an excellent movie. I would want Ellen Page to play Daphne. ******
Joyfulgirl71 More than 1 year ago
I am now getting my daughter to read this book. I read it about eight years ago and could not put it down. The author tells her story so well and it is a great comment on how our society defines women by how they look, not by what they do.
ariana92 More than 1 year ago
wow what to say? hmm...honestly im one of those read half the book then put it down kind of kids however i couldnt with this book. read it(x3) youll love it i promise i actually stayed up till 3 am (in that mindless unaware state of how many pages id read) its amazing and so touching. 10/5 stars!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I've read in a long time that I just couldn't put down. I felt more compelled to read this than to sleep, and finished it in two days. Scholinski tells a moving story, and the book is very well written.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I would fully recommend this book for anyone; it's great if you're just looking for something to read or if you're reading it to fill in your studies (I'm a gender studies major and it pertains to some of my discussion groups).
Guest More than 1 year ago
Very good book. First person perspective with opinions make this book and entertaining and informative read.