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Perfect Is Boring

A nonfiction book by Tyra Banks and Carolyn London.

Tyra Banks & Carolyn London

In Perfect Is Boring, Tyra Banks and her mother, Carolyn, get raw, real and cray-in-a-good-way as they share what they've learned on Tyra's journey from insecure preteen to supermodel and entrepreneurial powerhouse. Though she'll be the first to tell you she is not her daughter's best friend — 'cause she ain't that kinda mama! — there's no doubt that Carolyn's signature mix of pep talks and tough love got Tyra to where she is today, and here they pay it forward to empower readers with a reminder that perfect really isn't all that.

Whether they're writing about watching Tyra's most imperfect moment go viral (Does "Be Quiet Tiffany!" ring any bells?), no-holds-barred sex talks or how they've overcome everything from fashion industry discrimination to media fat-shaming and a misguided attempt at a music career, they never lose their sense of humour or we-got-your-back-spirit. Full of smart, wise and often hilarious lessons for mothers, daughters, fathers and sons everywhere. (From TarcherPerigree)

From the book

Tyra: Hi, my name is Tyra Banks, and you might remember me from that time I yelled at a girl on TV.

Yeah, you remember that time.

If I was a singer, "Be Quiet, Tiffany" would be my top-of-the-charts number-one-hit-single bat mitzvah dance floor filler that you and your gay best friend cue up every time you go sing karaoke, and you got the GIF saved on your phone, just so it's ready to go the next time someone starts telling you something you don't want to hear.

And you know what? I'm not mad at that, because that moment that's all over the Internet is really just me embodying someone I love so damn much: my mother.

'Cause I ain't crazy, but my mama sure is.


From Perfect is Boring by Tyra Banks ©2018. Published by TarcherPerigree.