Marijuana Girl (1951)


Joyce Taylor Would Try Anything — If It Promised A Thrill!
She Fell Prey To The Foulest Of Rackets! 

From the back:

What Fatal Weakness Makes Joyce Taylor A Dope Slave…?
…Is she deliberately sinful? Does she consciously court depravity? Or is she, rather a helpless victim of psychological pressures forcing her to follow paths of evil despite herself? These are the questions probed in this sensitive and daring novel. For the first time in popular fiction, it frankly comes to grips with the most shameful scandal of our day—drug addiction among teenagers Here is a pitiless study of a young girl enslaved by the dope habit, revealing her every thought… every facet of her warped life… every nuance of her disturbed relations with other high school kids, with older men. With her we explore that strange demi-world of jazz musicians, among whom marijuana is as commonplace as tobacco. We watch Joyce turn to still more violent drugs—the “hard stuff’—resorting to every vile device, trading her very soul, for money with which to pay the dope “pusher”… This extraordinarily valid book does more than reaffirm the reputation of the author as a literary stylist and a shrewd, blunt commentator on our social scene. It tells the real story behind, the lurid newspaper headlines—the crime investigations—the reports official and unofficial—all screaming of the spread of dope addiction among children today!

Complete and Unexpurgated! Every Word of the Original Manuscript Appears in This Work


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