Trying everything from compulsive weight lifting to steroids, more and more boys and men are taking the quest for physical perfection beyond the bounds of normal behavior. 'The Adonis Complex' -- the groundbreaking book that first gave a name to this phenomenon and sparked nationwide interest in the subject -- identifies for the first time the symptoms and warning signs of this dangerous problem, including; An obsession with exercise, sometimes to the exclusion of all other activities. Binge eating, anorexia nervosa, and bulimia. The abuse of steroids, muscle-building supplements, and diet aids. But perhaps more important, it offers readers an explanation of the underlying causes of the Adonis complex, together with hands-on advice for those who have experienced body obsessions themselves, or who see these problems in a boy or man they love.