THE LAST TIME I WORE A DRESS by Daphne SCHOLINSKI

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Placed in a mental hospital at age fifteen after being diagnosed with Gender Identity Disorder, an author shares her harrowing ordeal in the hopes that other teenagers will not suffer as she did due to a lack of understanding of sexual orientation. 40,000 first printing. Tour.
 

About Daphne SCHOLINSKI

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Scholinski is an artist. She is also an activist who speaks at colleges and universities about psychiatric abuse of gay and lesbian teenagers. Adams is a national-award-winning reporter. She was a staff reporter at The Boston Globe, and her work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Dallas Morning News, the Los Angeles Times, Reader's Digest, and other publications.
 
Published January 1, 1997 by NY (1997).
Genres: . Non-fiction

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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 Scholinski was given: Gender Identity Disorder.

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But whatever the behavior, the cause is always determined to be her alleged Gender Disorder, or inability to behave like an ""appropriate female."" Scholinski is aware that she is different but she has no desire to act like a ""normal girl,"" and learns to fake other problems such as anorexia or ...

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