Live Fast Die Hot
*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.
Warner Bros, Anne Hathaway & Gail Berman Spark To Jenny Mollen Book Live Fast Die Hot
EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros has acquired rights to Live Fast Die Hot by bestselling author Jenny Mollen. Anne Hathaway has come attached to star in a film based on the author’s experiences, and Gail Berman will produce with Hathaway. Mollen, whose book was published by Doubleday in June, will be executive producer.
Mollen wrote about a transformation of her priorities as she evolved from a social-media-centric and impulsive personality — who once invited her drug dealer to Passover Seder so he wouldn’t feel like they were only using him for drugs — to a first-time mother. The irreverent self-discovery essays in the book make her a kindred spirit to the likes of Chelsea Handler and Lena Dunham, both of whom lent laudatory blurbs when the book was published. The project will be overseen by WB’s Chantal Nong, and it is part of a concerted effort by Greg Silverman’s feature division to recruit female filmmakers and talent to tell stories. Read more…
“Jenny Mollen is hovering only slightly above sanity, which is the one quality I require in order to be friends with a mother. This hysterical circus of a book reminds me why we’re friends.”
New York Times bestselling author of Uganda Be Kidding Me
“Raucous … Mollen employs her singular wit to confront the anxieties of motherhood and finally growing up.”
“I kind of can’t believe Jenny Mollen is an actual person and not a character—she’s biting, hilarious, surprising, oversharing, and relatable.”
New York Times bestselling author of The Andy Cohen Diaries
“With her incomparable wit and acidic wisdom, Jenny now turns her signature perspective to the most terrifying of feminine terrain: motherhood. And with a generous helping of demented antics and just enough vulnerability to make you cry, she’ll have every complicated woman thinking they just might be up for the job. Lord help us all.”
New York Times bestselling 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.”
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.”
“Raunchy, witty, whip-smart fun. Jenny Mollen is the girl your mother warned you about.”
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.”
“The wild, wonderful Jenny Biggs unleashes her life story… Proof that life is often stranger and always funnier than fiction.”
New York Times bestselling author of Orange Is The New Black
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