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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (700 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Molly Ringwald Narrator: Molly Ringwald Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The iconic Molly Ringwald shares intimate stories and candid advice in this fun, stylish, and sexy girlfriend's guide to life.

To her millions of fans Molly Ringwald will forever be sixteen. As the endearing and witty star of the beloved John Hughes classics Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, and Pretty in Pink, Molly defined teenage angst, love, and heartbreak. While remembered eternally as the enviable high school princess Claire, or the shyly vulnerable Samantha, Molly is now a wife and mother, and just celebrated her fortieth birthday. Facing a completely new, angst-inducing time in her life, she is embracing being a woman, wife, mother of three, actress, and best friend with her trademark style, candor, and humor.

In this book Molly encourages every woman to become "the sexiest, funniest, smartest, best-dressed, and most confident woman that you can be" by sharing personal anecdotes and entertaining insights about the struggle to get through the murky milestones and identity issues that crop up long after prom ends. Whether she's discussing sex and beauty, personal style, travel and entertaining, motherhood, or friendship, Molly embodies the spirit of being fabulous at every age, and reminds us all that prettiness is a state of mind: it's "the part of you that knows what you really want, that takes risks."

Getting the Pretty Back is sure to charm women of all ages with its unforgettably personal, refreshingly outspoken take on life, love, and, of course, finding that perfect red lipstick. . . .

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A lighthearted guide for women…who want to be reminded of their youthful, carefree selves.”

    New York Times

  • “She’s not afraid to dish…Ringwald shares the secrets of what has worked well in her life…[She sheds] light on who she’s become off-camera, and that person has a lot of good advice to share.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “[Ringwald’s] book offers tips on prettifying from the inside out.”


  • “[A] woman’s dream bible: It is about finding inner beauty when you are no longer 16…Ringwald truly wants women to feel admired and confident at any age, and her passion comes across as clearly (and quirkily) as it did in her teen movie years.”

    The Daily Beast

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Cassie | 2/20/2014

    " I struggled with this book. Some parts of it were very entertaining but other parts felt a little to "preachy". I enjoy her writing style but didn't love this one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Leofwin | 2/20/2014

    " Wanted to like it, fooled by an NPR interview. Sorry, Molly - take a pass on this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Pam | 2/15/2014

    " I, like others, was expecting this book to be more of a memoir and was surprised when it really wasn't. But this book, had a charm about it that made me smile as I read. There are little tidbits of her life, career and family that were fun to read about, as well as her views on wardrobe, make-up, and working out - just to name a few. It was a cute read and was glad I finally had the chance to sit down and read it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Tara Lynn | 2/14/2014

    " Waste of my time. Period. "

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