Born on the West Coast and adopted into the East Coast elite, author
Cherry Tigris wasn't even given a deck of cards to play with in this
game of life, let alone parents who genuinely cared about her
upbringing. Her mentally ill adopted mother is more than happy to play
her own hand in cruel and torturous ways, that would have even Hannibal
Lecter spinning in his grave.
Driven by a narcissistic rage that
is fueled by a toxic case of consumerism that would please the most
adamant followers of Martha Stewart and Oprah, Cherry Tigris' adopted
mother follows a strict daily regime that could be ripped right out of
the, "Better Homes & Gardens" catalog.
As polished and
perfect as things may appear on the outside of this family's tree, the
core tells a very different story as documented by the dolls Cherry
Tigris created to sustain her.
Building armies of dolls out of
toilet paper, Cherry Tigris refuses to succumb to a life of beatings and
neglect at the hands of her mentally ill adoptive mother. Opting to
fight back in the only way she knows how, Cherry Tigris creates a
fantasy world of lovers and fighters who will distract her from a
brutally unforgiving childhood of broken promises. While learning life's
most crucial lessons at the hands of her toilet paper people, Cherry
Tigris develops an unwavering spirit and true grit that is wowing every
spine it touches.
After feeling emotionally diseased for most of
her life, she embarked on the process of writing down what she could
remember in order to make sense of what had become her life. She decided
to become an advocate for other homeless teens and young adults in
response to the overwhelming reception to her book and efforts to bring
awareness to child abuse and its toxic effects on society.