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Doll Parts (Hardcover) (Amanda Lepore)

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From Amanda Lepore, the original iconic transexual who has reigned over New York nightlife for three decades, comes a gorgeous, poignant, full-color memoir of revealing stories and photographs by legends David LaChapelle, Terry Richardson,Ellen Von Unwerth, and many more.Amanda Lepore has reigned supreme as a New York nightlife legend since the early ’90s. Her trademark classic Hollywood glamour and her obsession with physical perfection has made her an icon and an international star.Born as a boy to a paranoid schizophrenic mother, Lepore always knew that she was a girl. When she discovered that she could make her body match her sense of self, it was a revelation. As a young teenager she met a transsexual ****** and traded sequined outfits for hormone pills. She transitioned at age seventeen, survived an abusive marriage, the death of her mother, and her work as a dominatrix.Amanda Lepore shed her troubled youth, recreated herself in the image of Marilyn Monroe–glamour, and emerged on the New York City nightlife scene, becoming one of its most recognizable figures. When David LaChapelle walked into her life, his ingenious photographs made Lepore an art and fashion star recognized worldwide.Lepore is a walking piece of art, and her very existence explores and questions the most important debates in modern society: gender roles, fame, beauty, and sex. She has spent years becoming the woman she wanted to be and now in her surprising and revealing memoir, she takes off the makeup, peels back the silicone, and reveals to the world the woman she really is—her heartbreak, her desires, and her beauty secrets.
Number of Pages: 194
Genre: Art, Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Rich + Famous, Popular Culture
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Author: Amanda Lepore
Language: English
Street Date: April 18, 2017
TCIN: 50805352
UPC: 9781942872856
Item Number (DPCI): 248-11-4411
MSRPReg: $39.99 Save $12.80 (32% off)

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