no ONE is perfect.

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.