Creating Myself: How I Learned That Beauty Comes in All Shapes, Sizes, and Packages, Including Me by Mia TylerWow. I cant believe I wasted so much time on this one book. I didnt seek it out, but I found it on the shelves next to the books about fashion (which I DID seek out) and picked it up because it looked mildly interesting. Then I made the bad choice of taking it as my sole source of entertainment on a weekend trip and became so invested that I had to finish it, just to see if it got better by the end. (It didnt.)
This is by Mia Tyler, the daughter of Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler and one of his groupies (who he married briefly) from the seventies. There are several main points of this book:
1. The author hated her mother. I dont blame her; she sucked. She was a drug addicted, neglectful, horrible woman. However, she seems to adore her father, always begging him to let her live with him and talking about what a great dad he was, never seeming to register that this AMAZING dad left her for 18 years with a drug addicted, neglectful, horrible woman to care for her. If you love you kid, then why would you choose drugs, groupies and rock n roll tours over her? Yep, he deserves Dad of the Year. I mean, he had a successful rock n roll career, so that makes up for being a complete loser in every other aspect of his life, right?
2. This girl has done a LOT of drugs. Her dad put her in re-hab around 18 or 19ish (when she pointed out how grateful she was to have a dad like Steven Tyler who knew all about re-hab and could afford a really good one, neglecting the fact that she wouldnt NEED re-hab if her parents hadnt passed their drug habits on to her), and she seems to think she was a success because she wasnt as hard core a drug user afterwards. Yet about every page after her rehab stint she talks about smoking some pot or getting wasted on alcohol. So, what....? How is that recovered? She was even devastated when she miscarried a pregnancy about three weeks in, realizing with guilt shed used coke for a few days with her husband the week or two prior, and this was six months after going off birth control. I dont think shes nearly as improved as she thinks she is. She has a loooooooong way to go before she is a healthy person.
3. She lost her virginity young (her promiscuous behavior and drug use I blame on her awful parents to a large extent, by the way), and sleeps with SO MANY guys in the book. Maybe Im just an old married lady, but when she would say things like, I am not a slut and then talk about her fling from the night before that was preoccupying her thoughts, I say, your stupid actions speak louder than your words. I know, I know. You wont just sleep with ANYONE, Mia. He has to be hot and in front of you, and...not dead. And being involved in a band is a plus. And any time a guy wants to lose his virginity that night, you clearly cant say no to that, right?
4. She reports that her mom finally found a good guy right before she died of brain cancer. But this perfect guy that Mia had always dreamed of for her mom (who she hated) was a big scary looking dude who had done time in prison. So... when the perfect guy (in your mind) is an ex-criminal, I think youve set your standards really low. I hope this good guy doesnt read me writing this about him and come beat me up.
5. Not surprisingly, she had a bad marriage to an abusive man. She was engaged again to a new guy right before she wrote this book. Are they still together? I have no idea. All I know is that I hope Mia doesnt have kids. Not unless she can unscrew up her life 90,000%. Her mom has screwy parents, too. It just keeps going from on generation to another. The end of the book wraps up with her explaining some of her current relationship problems with this guy, but that theyre working it out and now she has finally learned all of her lessons and is a responsible, cured human being. It sounds to me like the first chapter of the next disaster in her life to me. (Also, I loved the first time she met him, when a typo said she met a guy named Brain. His name is actually Brian, of course. Even the editors couldnt stand to pay close attention by the end, when I saw several typos pretty close together.)
By the way, I am not all the impressed with models, plus sized or not. If you can do the job totally plastered, can it REALLY be that hard?
I thought the whole family was so dysfunctional, and I cant believe that Mia Tyler is supposed to be this great role model for young women. Because if youre a fat teenage girl, the only person you can look up to and model your life after is a fat super model, right? It doesnt matter if she is a drug addicted, irresponsible, promiscuous, crass, emotionally unstable, suicidal, law breaking psychopath. But shes fat and still thinks shes hot, so...put her on a pedestal. Mia Tyler is a role model. No wonder this world is so screwy! She should not be a role model. Surely I am not the only one noticed this, right? Or am I the only sane person willing to read her book?
Liv Tyler discovered that her biological father was Aerosmith frontman, Steven Tyler , at the age of eight. And the actress has now opened up about finding out the truth, revealing details about her interesting family life and upbringing as she visited The Jonathan Ross Show. Liv Tyler discovered her father was Steven at the age of eight. On how she discovered the truth, Liv, whose mother is American singer Bebe Buell, went on to explain: "I kind of figured it out because he looked exactly like me and I have a sister named Mia who is a year younger than me and I saw her standing at the side of the stage at a concert and I was literally like looking at my twin. Mia, who is Steven's daughter with second wife Cyrinda Foxe, was born just 17 months after Liv. Liv, 38, was born Liv Rudgren after her mother's partner at the time of her birth and the man who brought her up when she was young.
Liv Rundgren Tyler (born Liv Rundgren; July 1, ) is an American actress, producer and Her mother named her after Norwegian actress Liv Ullmann, after seeing Ullmann on the cover of the March 5, issue of TV Guide. Her ancestry.
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Tyler began a career in modeling at age She later decided to focus on acting, and made her film debut in Silent Fall She is the daughter of Steven Tyler and Bebe Buell , although she has a very close relationship with her adoptive father Todd Rundgren. From to , Buell lived with rock musician Todd Rundgren. In Buell became unexpectedly pregnant from a brief relationship with Steven Tyler. She gave birth on July 1, , naming the daughter Liv Rundgren and claiming that Todd Rundgren was the biological father. By then Rundgren and Buell had ended their romantic relationship, but Rundgren nevertheless signed the birth certificate and acted as a father figure to Liv, including paying for her education.