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Dawn Schiller has been travelling far and wide, speaking and signing copies of her book, The Road Through Wonderland: Surviving John Holmes. This book was a long time coming forth, the memories as hard for Dawn to deal with as it is for the reader to comprehend.  However, Dawn Schiller did survive her teen relationship with porn star, John Holmes, and has reached a point in her life where just re-telling the past is not enough, she is reaching out to other “throwaway teens” so that they may be better equipped to make effective choices. If you read The Road Through Wonderland you know that Dawn’s tumultuous family left her primed for a predator to take advantage of her, and that’s exactly what Holmes did.  At 32, and the “king of porn” Holmes delicately groomed 15-year-old Dawn and kept her for himself.  As reluctant as some are to believe, Holmes never exposed Dawn to the adult film industry, and she never participated in porn.  Holmes did, however, expose Dawn to the underbelly of life through abuse, drug …