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Creating Myself

How I Learned That Beauty Comes in All Shapes, Sizes, and Packages, Including Me

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On the surface, Mia Tyler led a seemingly perfect life. She was a world-renowned plus-size model and the daughter of Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and seventies It girl Cyrinda Foxe. But growing up under the shadow of celebrity wasn't as glamorous as it's cracked up to be. From a poverty-stricken childhood in New Hampshire to running with troubled rich kids on Manhattan's Upper East Side, she has an incredible story to tell.

In Creating Myself, Mia shares scintillating details about her rock-and-roll family, as well as battling her own personal demons: dumping her mother's cocaine vial down the toilet at just eight years old, running around backstage at her father's concerts (including the one where she first met her sister, Liv), and attempting to distract herself from her pain through drug addiction and self-mutilation. Yet this memoir is ultimately a tale of redemption. Mia learns that in order to truly grow up, she must forgive both herself and those who hurt her, give up the quest for perfection, and acknowledge that she is still a work in progress.

Creating Myself is raw and inspirational, the tale of a hell-and-back journey from the depths of depression and addiction to triumphant self-discovery.

Mia Tyler was born on December 22, 1978, in Hanover, New Hampshire. She grew up in New Hampshire, raised by her mother Cyrinda Foxe-Tyler. Mia's father, Steven Tyler, lead singer for the iconic rock band Aerosmith, was separated from Cyrinda, and the two would later divorce in 1987. Mia is one of the most successful plus sized models ever and she has appeared on shows such as Celebrity Fit Club, Mo'Nique's Fat Chance, and Tyra.

"A dishy account of growing up in a dysfunctional rock 'n' roll family." -- The Boston Globe