The intimate and unflinching memoir of model-turned-Muay Thai fighter Mia Kang and her journey from self-loathing to self-love


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Mia Kang


Mia Kang is many things: a soughtafter 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 sport to redefine her sense of selfworth. 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 acceptable femininity. 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.

Additional information

Weight 518 g
Dimensions 16 x 23.6 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 1 December 2020
Number of pages 288
Format Hardback
Dimensions 16 x 23.6 cm
Weight 518 g


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Mia Kang is a South Korean and British HongKongborn model and Muay Thai fighter. She is known for her work with Chanel, Nike, Max Factor, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, and much more. Mia is currently one of two cohosts for the new Bravo show Spy Games. She lives in New York City.