Films, Books, Musings-With the Glamour of Old Hollywood and the Flair of the Retro

Getting the Pretty Back: Friendship, Family, and Finding the Perfect Lipstick by Molly Ringwald

In Attitude, Books on May 29, 2012 at 6:27 am

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When Molly Ringwald, the actress famous for her roles in 80’s teen movies such as Pretty in Pink turned forty and became a mother she felt she had lost her ‘pretty’.

Molly writes, “What is pretty anyway? Not just beauty. It’s an attitude towards life, a frame of mind.”

Molly has written a book about redisovering or redefining the sense of self that brings the confidence necessary to be ‘pretty’. With chapters on style, love and friendship, food, exercise, and family and parenthood, she shares advice and personal annecdotes on acceptance and making the most of yourself and your life at any age.

Getting the Pretty Back is fun to read. It is informative, humourous and honest with cute illustrations, but I would have liked to have seen photos in the book to accompany the annecdotes, especially a picture of Molly in Paris, or a shot of her unsuccessful pixie haircut!

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