Writing my memoir was therapeutic: Tommy Hilfiger

Los Angeles: Ace designer Tommy Hilfiger found it "therapeutic" to pen his memoir. The 65-year-old, who launched his self-titled fashion house in 1985, found it "interesting" to reflect on his over 30-year career in the fashion industry as he penned “American Dreamer”, reports femalefirst.co.uk. "'American Dreamer' is a reflection on my experiences in the fashion industry from the last 30-plus years. It has been incredible to look back on the moments that have defined both my career and my personal life from my childhood and origins in the fashion world to my enduring passion for pop culture and America. "It's been months and months of writing. It's like therapy,” Hilfiger told fashion industry trade magazine WWD.com. The book documents Hilfiger's beginnings in Elmira, New York, in a family of nine children to his first foray into the fashion business with his store The People's Place, bankruptcy at 25 and the creation of his multi-billion dollar brand. In the book, Hilfiger also discusses his life with his former wife Susie with whom he has four children, Alexandria, 31, Elizabeth, 23, Kathleen, 20, and Ricky, 26 and current spouse Dee and their young son Sebastian. Releasing in November, “American Dreamer” has been written in collaboration with Peter Knobler.