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.
"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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Slowly went downhill....
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.
Best book for a FTM
I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who has had a baby. I mean it's super funny, so even if you haven't had a baby, it will probably make you chuckle. I recently started a longer commute in the morning because I'm dropping my son off at the nanny's. Jenny literately had me laughing out loud in the car like a mad person while driving on the interstate. The end also made me tear up a bit, probably hormones, but such a sweet ending. Can't wait for stories about baby #2!
The whole baby doula story was hilarious!
Nope, first time. Already put her first book on my wishlist!
Yes! But I couldn't, I have a job...
Can't wait for the next one!
- Sarah Stephenson