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“Beyond Wonderland:” Dawn Schiller and Susan Murphy Milano on Here Women Talk

In February, 2010 Susan Murphy Milano and Dawn Schiller had a frank discussion on the radio show, “Riding Away From Wonderland” talking about Dawn’s early childhood, her dysfunctional family and her teenage relationship with 32 year old, “King of Porn,” John Holmes.  It was one of the most popular shows of the year, and now Dawn and Susan will be back together to take the conversation to another level. Dawn Schiller’s life was wrought with dysfunction leading her into a relationship with porn star, John Holmes, at the age of 15.  It’s not what it sounds like.  John Holmes, 32, delicately groomed Dawn to be his partner, isolating her from the “industry,” he kept her for himself.  Author of her memoir, The Road Through Wonderland: Surviving John Holmes, Dawn recounts the horrific details of her life with John Holmes. Years later, with a lot of work, and the grace of God, Dawn has become a sane, sober woman reaching out to help other “throwaway teens.”  Her non-profit, E.S.T.E.A.M., offers programs of help to troubled teens in …