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Perfect Is Boring

10 Things My Crazy, Fierce Mama Taught Me About Beauty, Booty, and Being a Boss
Narrated by: Tyra Banks, Carolyn London
Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (445 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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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I Expected More

Reading the reviews for this book, I expected something stellar. The performance was all right, most parts felt real. I was hoping to be inspired by the book but I guess it's really just an autobiography. It's impressive that Tyra has been able to get so far in her career and I respect her determination and talent. We've all heard the "love your body" spiel a million times but Tyra puts it well by saying "fix it or flaunt it."
Some of the book gets a bit preachy and it felt a little disingenuous. Was she using slang because that's how she talks or was she just using it just to appeal to the younger crowd?
Overall, it's a fun, light read if you really want to hear Tyra's story. But if you're looking for a kick in the butt, there are better books available.

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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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It’s like having a best friend and a mother in one book!

If you’re looking for a book about self love and humor, that’s where you should go!

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A Flawsome Book if There Ever was One!

I love you Tyra! I needed this book at this point in my life. Completely different from anything else that I have heard and that is because Tyra is a true original.

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This book should be for all girls to read.

I truly loved listening to this book . Now Ms Tyra Banks with the input of her mother; Ms. Carolyn London was Wisdom on High. I see how Tyra Banks actually made it as far as she did. She had the best weapon right at her side, her mother. Her mother was wise Beyond her years. This book should be read by all girls from 9 and up. The older women would also be enlightened as well. I give this book 2 thumbs up!!!

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A must read!!

Love, love, love this book!! Tyra and her momma are amazing women!! Get it girl!!

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Loved every moment of it

I am so glad I opened an Audible account just for this book. I've always admired Tyra Banks but I am never the type to keep up with social media or know everything that went on with celebrities I like. This book was amazing because it helped me get to know Tyra Banks more, understand the modeling industry, and learn to love myself and other girls. Tyra's interactions with her mom and how Carolyn had raised her touched me deeply. They really inspired me to be like Carolyn when I'm a mother. Their mother-daughter relationship made me cry at times and grin like an idiot at other times. I'm just so sad it's over but I'll keep relistening because it had made an impact on my perspectives on life. Thank you Tyra! Gonna wait for book 2 now!

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when can I pre order book #2? 🤷‍♀

real girl talk for you! I felt like they were with me, waiting on the 10fwy as LA traffic would build. giving me advice, letting me know that its okay to mess up, hut always get back up! ❤❤❤