City Baby and Star: Addiction, Transcendence, and the Tenderloin (Voices from the Edge)
- Publish Date: 2004-11-22
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Don Stannard-Friel
This book is an exploration of the sociological, biological, and psychological forces that create pathways into and out of street deviance. Utilizing in-depth case studies, the book examines the relationship of an individual's learned and inherited human traits and the culture that receives, socializes, and judges him or her. The book centers on the compelling life stories of City Baby and Star, two women who became criminal drug addicts, and the colorful history of San Francisco's Tenderloin District.