The Road Through Wonderland: Surviving John Holmes (5 Year Anniversary)

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Medallion Media Group, Aug 1, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 478 pages
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Painstakingly honest, this chilling memoir reveals how a teenager became immersed in the bizarre life of legendary porn star John Holmes. Starting with a childhood that molded her perfectly to fall for the seduction of “the king of porn,” this autobiography recounts the perilous road that Dawn Schiller traveled—from drugs and addiction to beatings, arrests, forced prostitution, and being sold to the drug underworld. After living through the horrific Wonderland murders of 1981, she entered protective custody, ran from the FBI, and turned in John Holmes to the police. This is the true story of a young girl’s harrowing escape from one of the most infamous public figures, her struggle to survive, and her recovery from unthinkable abuse.
 

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Very well-written and a perfect snapshot into each place and era that Dawn is writing about. Well done!! It was like a time machine, since I lived in Florida during the 70s. Thanks Dawn!

Contents

Fireflies
1
The Man in the Box
28
From Sea to Shining Sea
48
Too Young
71
California
95
Early Morning Dawn
121
The World According to John
139
A Rose of Sharon
167
The Worst Day
278
My Name Is Dawn
312
The Queen of Spades
331
One Last Wonderland Baby
354
Nothing up His Sleeve
387
No
419
War and Peace
459
Epilogue
477

It Takes Three to Tango
195
The Evolution of a FallCocaine
219
When the Bough BreaksSnap
247
Acknowledgments
478
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Dawn Schillerwas an associate producer and consultant on the 2003 movieWonderland, which depicted the life of John Holmes in and around 1981. She is a member of a variety of committees—including the President’s Commission on the Status of Women and the National Center of Victims of Crime—and she has developed a program called Throwaway Teens: Who Are They and How Can We Help?, which brings awareness to the experiences of kids targeted and groomed by predators.

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