This is Cherry Boone O'Neill's, daughter of singer Pat Boone, candid account of her painful ordeal with anorexia nervosa - the terrifying disorder that today afflicts up to one million young women - and kills 15 percent of them. In this dramatic book, she reveals the horrifying cycle that became her own flirtation with death, talking about her compulsion, felt first as a child, to be "perfect" in every way. She tells of the gorging, forced vomitting and laxative abuse that became an almost daily routine - and how, at age 21, she plummeted to 80 pounds, was hospitalized and, near death, still "felt fat. " But Cherry triumphed over anorexia, and this book tells how. Here is a true account of a life-and-death drama in the midst of the American dream - and an irresistible story of triumph over tragedy.