Read Live Fast Die Hot Online Free - By the New York Times bestselling author, a searingly funny collection of essays that explores life as a reluctant adult.
Hi, I’m Jenny Mollen. I’m a writer and actress living in New York with a husband, two dogs, and a baby. When I got married, I made all sorts of vows and promises, some of which I intended to keep (and others I just said in the moment to make my husband come faster). My life was exciting, sexy, and ever so slightly eccentric, with a man who fully embraced my crazy. He understood my need to occasionally stalk his ex-girlfriend or wear her old beach caftans around our house. He showed compassion when I got kicked off of jury duty for accidentally befriending the defendant over lunch break. He even found it sweet when I invited our drug dealer to Passover seder so he didn’t think we were only using him for drugs.
Then we had our son, Sid, and overnight, the fun-loving woman-child that my husband fell in love with was banished from our home. It was time to grow up, to be responsible, to brush my hair, to take vitamins, to send holiday cards, to listen to my voicemail. But what if I didn’t want any of those things? What if I wasn’t ready to be a role model because I still envisioned being discovered at the mall and becoming a real model? (Or at the very least a Top Model.) Sure, I was thirty-five but my boobs were only eighteen.
This book is about how terrifying and maddening it is to love something more than yourself. It addresses the important questions that all women face: Have I done enough with my life? How do I break up with my dogs now that I’ve met someone new? Is it weird to draw eyebrows on a baby? Is my house haunted? Will taking ayahuasca in Peru affect my son’s chances of getting into preschool?
Live Fast Die Hot is an unapologetic look at life after thirty, when I realized that maybe being terrified of responsibility just means that I actually care. And if so, I’m at least halfway there—right?
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June 09, 2016
My love for Jenny Mollen began when I read an excerpt from I Like You Just the Way I Am in an issue of Cosmo. Classy, I know. If I recall correctly, it was a story involving Jenny’s first experience with the book Fifty Shades of Grey (which I have not read and have no interest in reading) and ch...
June 19, 2016
I feel like this is the book form of that scene in “30 Rock” where Tracy Jordan’s standup act went from being “for the people” to entirely unrelatable after he got money. I consider Mollen’s first books one of my all-time favorites because it’s pee-your-pants funny, honest, ballsy, genuine, raw,...
March 30, 2016
Got this one early from NetGalley and was so glad because I laughed out loud throughout Jenny Mollen's whole first book. The humor is still there with this one and I definitely embarrassed myself laughing while reading in public but I also found her voice to be more honest and vulnerable which ma...
June 21, 2017
Fun and entertaining... It took me a moment to register the tone of Jenny's stories... though once the heightened comedy caught hold, I enjoyed these tales.
June 06, 2017
I loved this.....I enjoy her humor, her life stories. I laughed out loud many times, and am going to read her other memoirs. Very good and recommended if you like a humorous take on life and family.
July 10, 2016
This book started out annoying, then it slowly grew on me. Perhaps that is how Ms. Mollen comes across to people in real life as she expressed difficulty getting to know other moms several times in the book. I found many parts humorous, yet she also rambled a bit and seemed determined to provide...
June 23, 2017
To be completely honest, the entire book reeks with desperation. Jenny wants so badly to be famous, to be accepted, to be loved, to be relevant and she will go to any extreme for all of those things. In a way I understand that feeling, especially in regards to her longing to be cool and worthy en...
June 17, 2016
I loved this book so much! I highly recommend the audible version. She is adorable and it's fun hearing the emotion she puts into telling her stories. Jenny is so witty and funny and so insanely likable. I caught myself so many times being like, "I can't believe she just said that." Laugh out lou...
July 12, 2016
I returned this book when I was about halfway through because I was that bored with it. I usually enjoy these types of light, comedy books based on crazy lives; Chelsea Handler- style and all that. And I read her first book and liked it OK. But this wasn't that funny and I was really disappointed...
July 11, 2016
Funny, fast read re motherhood/being an insane person. Along the lines of Chelsea Handler's books in terms of tone and temperament.