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Live Fast Die Hot

Narrated by: Jenny Mollen
Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (510 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

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

Critic Reviews

"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)

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Wanted to like it

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!

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Slowly went downhill....

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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.

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Boring

It was difficult to finish. I guess I just can't related to bored housewives. The title was misleading as it really is just her complaining about not being loved as a child, how her husband is amazing, and her son is now her world. There you go, the whole book. Nothing in the book is about living fast or dieing hot. I kept listening thinking maybe it would get better. Instead, it just trails off with three random stories that don't really flow about her dogs and a rather uneventful drug trip.

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I don’t even like books

BUT IM OBSESSED WITH THIS. Jenny makes this book come to life. The fact she includes her husband, son and nanny makes you feel like part of the family or like your Jenny herself.

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Best Ending Ever!

I loved every single minute!! It is funny, quick witted, and very well versed. Jenny, please write more!!

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HILARIOUS

Be ready to laugh out loud 😂! Jenny narrates the book. Looking forward to the next book!

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loved it!

Hearing this in Jenny's voice brings the stories alive. sharing with my mama friends stat!

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Jenny is awesome

She tells it like it is & isn’t afraid to be herself. A fun collection of stories & life experiences.

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awesome

Jenny Mollen is hilarious and had me laughing out loud through the entire book. If you’re in the mood for a light and funny audible, this is the one for you!

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Great book!

I love her humor in the faces of adversity and how you learn about her family dynamic throughout the book.