Live Fast Die Hot (Paperback)
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*A NEW YORK TIMES HUMOR BESTSELLER*
By the author of I Like You Just the Way I Am and a frequent Chelsea contributor, an outrageous collection of personal stories about motherhood, responsibility, and other potential disasters.
Jenny Mollen is a writer and actress living in New York. Until recently, her life was exciting, sexy, a little eccentric, and one hundred percent impulsive. She had a husband who embraced her crazy—who understood her need to occasionally stalk around the house in his ex-girlfriend’s old beach caftans and to invite their drug dealer to Passover seder (so he wouldn’t feel like they were using him only for drugs). Then they had their son, Sid, and overnight, Jenny was forced to grow up: to be responsible, to brush her hair, to listen to her voicemail. Searingly funny and surprisingly affecting, Live Fast Die Hot is a collection of stories about what happens when you realize that some things are more important than crafting the perfect tweet—and a reminder that even if you never thought you were cut out for parenting, at least you can be better at it than your mother.
About the Author
JENNY MOLLEN is an actress and the New York Times bestselling author of I Like You Just the Way I Am, as well as the writer, executive producer, and star of a television series for ABC Digital based on the book. She was a columnist for Playboy Online and The Smoking Jacket and has contributed to Cosmopolitan, Glamour, New York, and Elle.com. She has been heralded by The Huffington Post as one of the funniest women on both Twitter and Instagram, and named one of Five to Follow by T Magazine.
Praise for Jenny Mollen’s Live Fast Die Hot
“Jenny Mollen is hovering only slightly above sanity, which is the one quality I require in order to be friends with a mother. . . . [A] hysterical circus of a book.” —Chelsea Handler, author of Uganda Be Kidding Me
“Raucous. . . . Mollen employs her singular wit to confront the anxieties of motherhood and finally growing up.” —People
“I kind of can’t believe Jenny Mollen is an actual person and not a character—she’s biting, hilarious, surprising, oversharing, and relatable.” —Andy Cohen, author of Superficial
“With her incomparable wit and acidic wisdom, Jenny now turns her signature perspective to the most terrifying of feminine terrain: motherhood. . . . A generous helping of demented antics and just enough vulnerability to make you cry.” —Lena Dunham, author of Not That Kind of Girl
“Sharp, saucy, and mildly disturbing, she reminds me of a young, psychotic Nora Ephron. . . . You’ll inhale [Mollen’s] memoir like an illegal substance.” —Sarah Knight, New York Magazine’s Vulture.com
“One of the funniest books I’ve read this year. . . . Reaches a level of hilarious candor and keen eye for absurdity in the everyday that echoes the late essayist Nora Ephron. . . . A remarkable feat.” —Jo Piazza, Forbes
“Raunchy, witty, whip-smart fun. Jenny Mollen is the girl your mother warned you about.” —Jennifer Weiner, author of Hungry Heart
“Even a life beautifully enriched by a child couldn’t dampen [Mollen’s] effortlessly snarky outlook on kids, love, marriage, and Tinder. . . . Hilariously candid.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Wild, wonderful. . . . Proof that life is often stranger and always funnier than fiction.” —Piper Kerman, author of Orange is the New Black