Getting the Pretty Back

Getting the Pretty Back : Friendship, Family, and Finding the Perfect Lipstick

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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", "Pretty in Pink", and "The Breakfast Club", Molly defined teenage angst, love, and heartbreak. While remembered eternally as the enviable high school princess Claire, or the shy, vulnerable Samantha, Molly has just celebrated her fortieth birthday. Facing this new angst-inducing time in her life, Molly embraces being a woman, wife, mother of three, actress, and best friend with her trademark style, candor and humour. In "Getting the Pretty Back", Molly encourages every woman to become 'the sexiest, funniest, smartest, best-dressed, and most confident woman that you can be.' She shares personal anecdotes and entertaining insights about the struggle to get through the murky milestones and identity issues that crop up long after the 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.
Lavishly illustrated by Ruben Toledo, "Getting the Pretty Back" is sure to charm women of all ages with Molly's unforgettably personal, refreshingly outspoken take on life, love, and, of course, finding that perfect red lipstick.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 152.4 x 200.66 x 15.24mm | 385.55g
  • It Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • colour illustrations
  • 0061809454
  • 9780061809453
  • 264,487

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"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 "[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 "[Ringwald's] book offers tips on prettifying from the inside out." -- People "A warm and chatty guide to aging gracefully." --
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About Molly Ringwald

Molly Ringwald's work in film is characterized by what the renowned New Yorker film critic Pauline Kael called her "charismatic normality." Throughout her extensive career, she has worked with such directors as Paul Mazursky, John Hughes, Cindy Sherman, and Jean-Luc Godard. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Parade, Esquire, and the Hartford Courant. She lives with her husband and three children in Los Angeles.
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1,184 ratings
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3 39% (456)
2 25% (293)
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