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Supermodel and super CEO of our time Tyra Banks and her mother Carolyn show readers why when you kick perfection to the curb and showcase your unique beauty ain't nobody gonna stop you!

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 humor or we-got-your-back-spirit. Full of smart, wise, and often hilarious lessons for mothers, daughters, fathers, and sons everywhere - including “Take Responsibility for Yourself”, “Lip Gloss + Pizza Sauce = Boss”, and “Fix It or Flaunt It” - Perfect Is Boring is a must-listen for anyone who needs a kick in the booty, a pat on the back, or a good reason to laugh out loud.

©2018 Tyra Banks and Carolyn London (P)2018 Penguin Audio

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Momma London is so Funny!

I have to admit, I thought the combo narration would be all sorts of corny but it was well done and Tyra' s mom had me laughing. I wish I had a woman like her in my life.

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I needed this

This was sooo great....i loved it!!!! Y’all are so funny EVERY girl should have this type of relationship with their mother. I sure do... i hope my girls (teen n pre teen) will have with me as well...I think I’ll throw a “ . party” for my daughter... see what I did there... I’ll be patiently waiting for book two n you were right I didn’t want it to end... the party at Oprah’s part I was all happy/proud like y’all were part of my family...lol...GREAT JOB LADIES

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Really enjoyed

Thanks for the reminder that "perfect is boring." It was really nice that her mother tagged team the story with her. It's helps to hear the two prospectives.

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Funny stories!

Loved the stories and that her and her mom both narrated the book😂👏🏾😉
Laughs and more laughs!

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Page Turner

This book was a page turner and laugh out load funny!!! I loved so many of the stories that Tyra Banks and her mother Carolyn London told in this book. I marked notes about the sex talk Ms. London gave Tyra because it was incredible!! I had no idea all the things that Tyra has been apart of and love how she has taken control of her own destiny and not let others stand in her way!!

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Unpleasant to listen to.

Too much screeching and hollering. I turned it off and removed it from my device after the first 25 minutes. Unfortunate purchase.

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Wow !!!! I love it!!!

This is the best manual to give to a mother, daughter sister, friend!! To daughters of all ages. I am similar to Moma Carol but I sure wished I lived on y’all block as a neighbor. Her village sounds like a fairytale neighborhood. I say Neighbor and neighborhood but it’s really a village which sounds like they had a lot of elders to mold minds. And keep order and tradition together. My children are the most loved by me to the sun and back and with ALL the ups downs curves reverses and do over or just quit and start overs. I guess I did not do to bad. Their all alive and fully capable of directing their life paths. They nicknamed me "helicopter moma" .... Shrugging my shoulders. I took it as a compliment!!!! 😁Thank you two for having iced tea on the porch listening to y’all jaw jack about good ole’ stuf 😁ect. My girls (well women now 29, 27) read this together as our first moma daughter book club. It was absolutely perfect☀️😁🙏🏾 thank you two. We bonded in a different way. They will always be my babies but learning them as grown queens is starting to get exciting 👏🏾☺️☺️☺️☺️we went pass "oh" a bit but I got nervous. So hurry with that next one. Couple questions instill need answers to. Laughing but true!!!

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Emotions came from no where!!

This book was a amazing, timely, candid, and just what I needed. Tyra and her amazing mother have a beautiful bonds that transcends through every story and seamless transition. Their chemistry and transparency with each other are inspiring and just down right adorable! Not only am I itching to hear more, but I am left feeling motivated to continue on my path to greatness; owning my beauty... booty... and being a boss!
Thank you Tyra for sharing some of us with you, may God continue to bless you on your journey, I am blessed to have you as a part of mine!!

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Loved the Energy

Great Energy with humor and wisdom from these ladies. Entertaining Read with real world messaging.

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surprised!

I was very surprised by this book. I wasn't sure what you expect but I loved it! I appreciate the transparency of Tyra and her mom.