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Live Fast Die Hot

by Jenny Mollen

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This book is guaranteed to make you laugh – or chuckle, at least. Yes, it is silly, it reflects total self-absorption and material envy. But it is funny. She says things I have wanted to say – but in a different way. She pulls no punches. My first chuckle came in the Introduction. She says she invited their drug dealer to Passover seder because she didn’t want him to think they were only using him for drugs. Yeah, you read that right. From knowing where to get the best knock-offs of Birkins, to thinking her newborn baby looks like Caesar from Little Caeser’s Pizza and hearing him say Pizza pizza” before he is taken away for a bath, to being convinced there’s a ghost in her house. Somewhat neurotic, definitely funny. ( )
  BettyTaylor56 | Jul 7, 2017 |
To be completely honest, the entire book reeks with desperation. Jenny wants so badly to be famous, to be accepted, to be loved, to be relevant and she will go to any extreme for all of those things. In a way I understand that feeling, especially in regards to her longing to be cool and worthy enough for her child, however, this desperation is just too much for me. Writing can be therapeutic and I hope, in this case, that it was especially therapeutic for Jenny. If nothing else, this book confirmed to be that I do not want to become a therapist, life coach, or psychiatrist. ( )
  Emma_Manolis | Jun 27, 2017 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0385540698, Hardcover)

*NOW A NEW YORK TIMES HUMOR BESTSELLER

By the bestselling author, 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 two years ago, her lifewas 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.

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. It follows Jenny to Morocco, where she embarks on a quest to prove to herself that she can travel alone without reenacting a plotline from Taken. It shows her confronting demons—most of them from childhood, a few from the spirit realm. And it culminates in Peru, where Jenny decides that maybe the cure for her anxiety as a mom lies at the bottom of a cup of ayahuasca.

Hilarious, outlandish, and surprisingly affecting, Live Fast Die Hot reminds you that even if you aren’t cut out for parenting, at least you can be better at it than your mother.

(retrieved from Amazon Wed, 13 Jul 2016 20:45:58 -0400)

"A collection of comedic essays about the author's life as a reluctant adult"--

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