Knockout (Hardcover)

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Description


An intimate and unflinching memoir exploring Mia Kang’s journey from self-loathing to self-love
 
Mia Kang is many things: a sought-after model, an immigrant, an eating disorder survivor, and a Muay Thai fighter. Her first book, Knockout, is the story of how she eschewed normative body standards and learned to use martial arts to redefine her sense of self-worth. In a charming, fierce, and intimate voice, Kang invites readers into her world. She once lived and died by her weight, but she is now defined by her confidence in being a woman who lives outside the mold of what we’re taught is “feminine.” After dealing with bullying, addiction, body dysmorphia, anxiety, depression, and even suicidal thoughts, Mia acknowledges that she is lucky to still be alive to tell readers what she’s learned: to not let anyone else dictate who you are supposed to be.
 

About the Author


Mia Kang is a Hong Kong–born international model and Muay Thai ?ghter. She is known for her work with Chanel, Nike, Max Factor, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, and the host of Bravo's Spy Games. She lives in New York City.

Praise For…


“This is a tough, triumphant memoir.”
— Publishers Weekly

“The author delivers the gritty details via a raw, street-wise narrative voice that feels engrossingly authentic.”
— Kirkus Reviews


Product Details
ISBN: 9781419743320
ISBN-10: 1419743325
Publisher: Abrams Press
Publication Date: October 20th, 2020
Pages: 288