The only reason I gave this book four instead of five stars is because I would have liked to have seen more photographs of Molly and her cool vintage outfits from the s and her time spent in France. Aug 22, Clacie rated it liked it Shelves: She seems like she'd be a nice person in real life too. And did you know she can sing? Sep 02, Janeece rated it did not like it. I listened to this audiobook while at work. Oh man, how I was wrong. Molly has lived a life that has left her so beyond reality that it's hard to listen to a word she says. This book is full of advice that is laughable to the average person.
In this book she talks about things like cheese and the correct way to eat cheese as if the majority of Americans are eating cheeses I listened to this audiobook while at work. In this book she talks about things like cheese and the correct way to eat cheese as if the majority of Americans are eating cheeses other than cheddar and Velveeta. There is also a chapter on clothing wherein she says something like all women should own a vintage Hermes scarf and a Yves St Lauren rain jacket.
While I'd love that I'd venture to say that the majority of American women don't even know what a vintage Yves St. Lauren rain jacket would look like. Even if they did, they couldn't afford it. Dec 29, Dawn rated it did not like it Shelves: OK, I was as much of a Molly Ringwald fangirl as a young teen as any girl my age, but this is just I was rather hoping for a real memoir about her life as an actress, and the fallout of being enshrined forever as the teen redhead in pink.
It's less a memoir and more a series of pretty much random collection of Teen Beat articles on fashion and lipstick colors, only supposedly for adult Lame, Lame, Lame. Teen Beat articles on fashion and lipstick colors, only supposedly for adult women. I briefly wonder if Ms Ringwald actually wrote this It feels like something a publicist would write. Really, the only excuse for something like this would be as a cash grab, and if thats the case, hey, more power to ya.
Personally I'd rather see her acting. May 06, Aviva rated it really liked it. Part memoir, part Cosmo self help article, I ended up enjoying this book much more than I thought I would early on. My favorite bits tended to be the parts about her life, where I learned fascinating nuggets I never knew about an actress I've long admired.
I think she's someone I would enjoy in real life, assuming her book is as honest as it seems. There's no dirt here, just someone who has been successful at living well, especially when it meant taking the path less travelled. There isn't a lot Part memoir, part Cosmo self help article, I ended up enjoying this book much more than I thought I would early on. There isn't a lot of depth to the book, but it still manages to be quite pleasant. Dec 30, Bethany Clark rated it really liked it Shelves: If you love Molly Ringwald then this is a funny read that you will enjoy!
She discusses style, relationships, family, friends, food and so many more topics! This is a fun read, and I recommend to anyone who loves Molly and is in the same stages in life! Nov 12, Jennifer added it Shelves: I wanted something a lighter after Lawrence in Arabia, but I didn't even make it one disk in. I'm not opposed to wanting to feel pretty, but I'm opposed to feeling pressured to feel pretty I read somewhere "Pretty isn't the price you pay for being a woman".
And that seemed like where this book was going--feeling pressured to feel pretty and figuring out how to meet that pressure. Maybe that's not fair to the book, I don't know. May 01, Melissa rated it really liked it. I hate to admit it, but I really liked this one. The only thing that bothered me is that she doesn't seem to realize that we are not all famous actresses who can afford anything we want.
It really makes no difference to me whether Burberry or Prada makes a better trench coat. Mine will be coming from Nordstrom. That said, she makes some great points about remembering who you are when life keeps getting in the way. Jul 16, Sara rated it it was ok Shelves: What did I glean from this book? Some good recipes and the fact that I should clean out all t-shirts with words on them from my closet.
I just wish the content was a little deeper Jun 13, Felicia rated it did not like it Shelves: Her useful tips are all pretty high end. Aug 01, Melissa rated it did not like it Shelves: This is one of those instances when you're listening to an audiobook and you know pretty heh Justification, although one doesn't need justification to quit books we don't like, do we? I only made it as far as Chapter 2, or whenever the advice about the essential wardrobe staples came in -- must run out and get me a Hermes scarf "or any other brand will do" and a Yves St.
I skipped ahead a bit and it seemed like more of the same. I'm a child of the '80s and grew up with Molly Ringwald's movies. As another reviewer said, this didn't make me want the pretty back: Skip this book and choose "When It Happens to You" instead. Aug 17, Karen rated it liked it Shelves: I listened to the audiobook borrowed from my library so I missed out on the illustrated portions.
I really wanted to like this more than I did. I grew up watching Molly Ringwald in the great teen movies being only a handful of years younger than she. After listening to this, I can't say my fondness for her has grown. Yes, we all grow up and most of what I've seen of her work was from her teenage years, but mostly, her life just isn't that relatable.
Let's just say, we work Hmm. Let's just say, we work with very different budgets. LOL Rather than being a memoir, this fits better in the self help genre, though again, be sure you have the budget if you want to follow her advice. She does give advice that anyone can follow though too. And she gets a 3 for the simple fact her chapter on parenting made me actually laugh. I don't have kids, but I will say I agree with many of her observations.
So, basically, this is another famous person who published based on her fame. Just not what I was hoping for. Jun 27, Alexandra rated it it was ok Shelves: Maybe it's because I'm 19 and very unaware to how fashion works, to how love works, to how anything works that this book is completely irrelevant to me and my life. Nope, I really don't. Maybe some of this information will be relevant to me when I get older, but right now reading this was like reading one of those luxury fashion magazines I buy sometimes when Selena Gomez or Nicki Minja are on the Maybe it's because I'm 19 and very unaware to how fashion works, to how love works, to how anything works that this book is completely irrelevant to me and my life.
Maybe some of this information will be relevant to me when I get older, but right now reading this was like reading one of those luxury fashion magazines I buy sometimes when Selena Gomez or Nicki Minja are on the cover; the pictures are lovely but the articles are complete nonsense to me.
I can't relate to anything in this. Maybe I'm too young, too poor, too uncultured, too masculine. I don't know and I was just really disappointed in this, it's the first book by her that I've read, and as a fan of hers I guess I was expecting more. Two stars because I recognized some of the literary quotes and because I liked the illustrations.
Nov 16, Ashley Deonanan rated it it was amazing. Growing up watching all of her movies, reading her book was even better. I loved that while reading this book i could hear her voice narrating the whole story to me. It was funny, helpful and useful. Thank you for bringing the pretty back. What a great book about life!!! Here I am almost at 40 years old and she is completely telling the truth.
Great advice and also great to know she isn't perfect either!!!
Love Molly Ringwald, one of my favorite actresses!!! Jan 06, Mindy Keys rated it did not like it. Miss Ringwald comes across as an entitled, spoiled brat. Nothing fun in this book. No anecdotes about the 80s movies - just her whinging about everything. Aug 24, Christine rated it it was ok.
I loved Molly's fiction short story book so I picked this up. Unfortunately it was geared to an under 35 age group. Mar 30, Brenda Anweiler rated it really liked it Shelves: Hope she writes one about turning 50 and teenagers. Jun 01, Wendy Kennar rated it it was ok. I don't know how helpful this review will be, but I can't quite figure out what this book was about and how I felt about it.
I must say, really disappointing. Feb 15, Issa rated it it was ok Shelves: Some interesting points, but way too much time giving ridiculous fashion tips and cooking tips. Boring advice book with a few interesting tidbits. I was hoping this book would be more about Molly and less a self-help ish book, but ultimately that was not the case.
She has lots of advice - some of it good, most of it ok, none of it great - and she sprinkled in some interesting anecdotes about her life, but overall this was less about her than about what she has learned now that she's a something. Interestingly, not much different from what most other somethings who are reasonably accomplished have learned, albeit in a more glamorous I was hoping this book would be more about Molly and less a self-help ish book, but ultimately that was not the case.
Interestingly, not much different from what most other somethings who are reasonably accomplished have learned, albeit in a more glamorous setting and with more money. What I liked most about this audio book is that she narrated it herself. There were certain anecdotes that held more poignancy for me because she was relating them personally I was somewhat gratified that she didn't seem to take the typical laissez-faire approach to parenting that so many Hollywood types seem to have.
Even more importantly to me is her dedication to making sure her daughters do not have a distorted image of what their bodies should be, and that they have a good relationship with food. I think this is one of the great gifts we as mothers can give our daughters - a healthy body image, a healthy and guilt-free relationship with food, and an understanding of how bodies come in all shapes and sizes, and what is right for one person is not necessarily right for everyone.
Here's what I didn't like: She seemed a little over-confident that she was the go-to person for relationship advice, particularly given that any good sense she had seemed to fly out the window in certain of her relationships. She had a very casual attitude about sex, and it made me wonder what she will teach her daughters when they reach the age where sex starts to become important.
Her definition of playing hard to get i. What about waiting until marriage? I know that is an unpopular concept with a lot of folks, but it's not a crazy idea. I don't believe Molly is shallow, but she focused on so many surface issues clothes, skin care, make up, shoes, handbags, hair, etc.
Some of the most physically unattractive people can be lovelier than the sexiest model when their beauty emanates from inside. In addition, one of the most important aspects of happiness, contentment, and true beauty was something she never really touched on To me you can't define beauty adequately without that element.
Quotes from Getting the Prett Their App is available for download on iOS and Android devices. That said, she makes some great points about remembering who you are when life keeps getting in the way. I was somewhat gratified that she didn't seem to take the typical laissez-faire approach to parenting that so many Hollywood types seem to have. I had no idea.
Overall, it was a reasonably entertaining read. Most of the "advice" she doles out is basic common sense, though there are a few goodies in there. I enjoyed her personal accounts more than the other stuff, and I'm glad I know a bit more about her. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Molly Kathleen Ringwald is an American actress, singer, dancer and author.
Now a wife and mother of three, and a star on the current hit television drama The Secret Life of the American Teenager , Molly is facing a new angst-inducing time in her life—her fortieth birthday! Thanks for signing up! We've emailed you instructions for claiming your free e-book.
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