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At the tender age of 16, everyone's favorite California "gurl" dropped out of high school and made a life-changing move to LA. Eight years later, Katy Perry was on the brink of giving it all up when her sophomore album, One of the Boys , elevated her to superstardom. Jo Berry's insightful biography reveals all the intimate details of Perry's life, loves, and art--including her marriage to Russell Brand, her retro-chic style, and her irresistible music.