"If you happen to be young and transgender, then you're used to people being hateful toward you when all you want to do is exist. Through all the insanity in my life, there was only one thing I could control: myself. On the outside, obviously, but on the inside, too. I focused on not letting other people's opinions have any effect on me whatsoever, and that's how I've lived my life ever since." —Amanda Lepore
Spend an evening getting intimate with Amanda Lepore, the internationally renowned walking work of art and New York City's reigning queen of nightlife for three decades.
Paving the way for today's "trans revolution," Amanda is one of the world's most famous transsexuals. In this poignant and revealing memoir, Amanda takes off the makeup, peels back the silicone, and reveals to the world the woman she truly is, all with a divine certainty, humor, and charm.
After transitioning at age seventeen, Lepore shed her troubled youth, escaped an abusive marriage, and recreated herself in the image of old Hollywood–glamour. She worked as a dominatrix, performed at the Limelight, and had a close friendship with her one-time boss “Party Monster” Michael Alig. But, it was when pop culture visionary David LaChapelle walked into her life that she again transitioned, this time from a beautiful nightlife denizen with to an icon. LaChapelle’s ingenious photographs made Lepore an international art, music, and fashion star.
I hate everyone but Amanda Lepore.Miley Cyrus
Amanda is pure heaven on earth, a dream come true. I adore her!Francois Nars
Amanda is truly a living work of art. I’ve never witnessed such devotion to the art of high-glamour. In my book, she is a glambassador of the very highest order, a true fascinatrix!Dita Von Teese
As an Icon, Amanda is one of a kind because of her unique and singular look in the art of fashion. She has established herself as the most original and glamorous image in the world of transgender.Patricia Field
A must-have collector's item for readers eager for a glimpse into the unique world of a fearless chanteuse. A thoroughly enjoyable hybrid of flashy pictorial, artsy production, and outspoken autobiography.Kirkus