A real Hollywood-style tell-all, this is the extremely candid
and highly explosive autobiography of one of the movie industry's
most talented and troubled young stars.
At age ten, Tatum O'Neal became the youngest Oscar winner in
history for her performance in the film classic Paper
Moon. As the sidekick to her father, the flamboyant star and
man-about-town Ryan O'Neal, she became a fixture at the most
glamorous Hollywood parties and counted celebrities ranging from
Cher to Stanley Kubrick among her childhood friends.
Yet behind the glittering faÃ§ade of Tatum's life lay
heartbreak: abandonment, abuse, neglect, and drug addiction. She
reveals the most intimate secrets of her dysfunctional
relationships with her father, Ryan O'Neal, and stepmother, Farrah
Fawcett, as well as her alcoholic mother, Joanna Moore, and
ex-husband, tennis pro John McEnroe.
After the collapse of her marriage and with no real family to
turn to, Tatum succumbed to the demons of her past that would
nearly kill her. Now she has emerged clean and sober, rediscovering
herself as an actress, mother, and wonderfully vibrant woman in
what she considers the prime of her life.