Zoo Station by Christiane F
The Story of Christiane F. (True Stories)

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In 1978 Christiane F. testified against a man who had traded heroin for sex with teenage girls at Berlin’s notorious Zoo Station. In the course of that trial, Christiane F. became connected with two journalists, and over time they helped to turn her story—which begins with a dysfunctional but otherwise fairly normal childhood—into an acclaimed bestseller. Christiane F.’s rapid descent into heroin abuse and prostitution is shocking, but the boredom, the longing for acceptance, the thrilling risks, and even the musical obsessions that fill out the rest of Christiane’s existence will be familiar to every reader. Christiane F.’s Berlin is a strange and often terrifying place, but it’s also a place that remains closer than we might think….

 

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Christiane F. is a former heroin addict famous for her contribution in this autobiographical book, and the film based on the book.
 
Published January 2, 2013 by Zest Books. 371 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Young Adult, Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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The strong pull of heroin is never clearer than when, after four days of brutal withdrawal, Christiane talks herself into having “one last and final fix.” Short chapters written by Christiane's mother and a social worker, a photo spread, a foreword and editorial footnotes help contextualize Chris...

Nov 14 2012 | Read Full Review of Zoo Station: The Story of Chr...

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Chapters written from the perspective of Christiane’s mother and other adult figures can sometimes disrupt the hypnotic effect of Christiane’s narrative, but they also offer broader insight into a vulnerable population under the influence of a devastating new drug.

Dec 17 2012 | Read Full Review of Zoo Station: The Story of Chr...

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