By the New York Times best-selling author, an outrageous collection of personal essays about adulthood, responsibility, and other potential disasters.
Jenny Mollen is a writer and actress living in New York. Until two years ago, her life was exciting, sexy, a little eccentric, and 100 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 voice mail.
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 worries 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 adulthood, at least you can be better at it than your mother.
©2016 Jenny Mollen (P)2016 Random House Audio
"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." (Chelsea Handler, number-one New York Times best-selling author of Uganda Be Kidding Me)
"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." (Lena Dunham, number-one New York Times best-selling author of Not That Kind of Girl)
"I kind of can't believe Jenny Mollen is an actual person and not a character - she's biting, hilarious, surprising, over sharing, and relatable." (Andy Cohen, number-one New York Times best-selling author of The Andy Cohen Diaries)
Love this book! So much! This book had me laughing my ass off one minute and deeply moved the next and sometimes both at the same time. It made my new mommy heart clinch and just as I would burst into tears I would simultaneously be thrust into hysterical laughter while coffee sprayed out of my nose. Jenny Mollen is unapologetically her brilliant crazy self and she translates it in an extremely refreshing and self aware way. For me, one of the hardest parts of becoming a mom has been the death of the old me, missing her funeral and then having to get to know the new me. This book made feel not so alone in all my new mommy adventures and heady ridiculousness. 💜💜💜
I was a little misled about this book. Seeing some celeb's comments about how funny it was led me to believe I was in for a funny story. I only chuckled a couple of times but nothing like I expected. I do love how accepting she is of her crazy and would like to explore that more. I'm going to give her first book a try because I'm intrigued about Jason's ex! I didn't hate this book by any means, I just was expecting more. Especially with this title! The title is fantastic!
Can't help falling in love with Jenny and her family and friends! She has an uncanny ability to turn every day life into a hilarious and entertaining experience for the reader who gets to join the adventure.
After the baby nurse, the stories went downhill for me. It feels like the stories you hear but 'you had to be there' in order to see the humor. I'm returning. Can't finish. Awesome narrator.
So funny, so raw. Something every new mom can relate to. The narration was perfect also. I'm usually a book in hand type of person, I don't even own an E-reader, but hearing it in her voice made it 100 times funnier.
I preordered this book because of my love for the author's humor! I have not read her first book yet.
Live Fast, Die Hot was funny, full of honesty, sarcasm, wit, hilarious banter and the raw emotions of becoming someone's mother. An awesome read - but an even better listen on the audio book option!
If you like your writers PC, pass this up. If, like me, you like your writers salty with a side of insanity, oversharing, and strangely relatable twisted musings, get this book! Just as funny, if not more so, then her podcast. Love it!
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