Getting the Pretty Back: Friendship, Family, and Finding the Perfect Lipstick (Paperback)
To her millions of fans, Molly Ringwald will forever be sixteenhaving defined teenage angst, love, and heartbreak as the endearing star of the John Hughes classics Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, and Pretty in Pink. Facing a completely new, angst-inducing time in her lifeher fortiesMolly is embracing being a woman, wife, mother of three, actress, and best friend with her trademark style, candor, and humor.
Getting the Pretty Back is Molly's unforgettably personal, refreshingly outspoken take on life, love, and, of course, finding that perfect red lipstick. Whether she's discussing sex and beauty, personal style, travel and entertaining, motherhood, or friendship, Molly embodies the spirit of being fabulous at every ageand she encourages every woman to become "the sexiest, funniest, smartest, best-dressed, and most confident woman that you can be."
About the Author
Molly Ringwald's work in film is characterized by what the renowned New Yorker film critic Pauline Kael called her "charismatic normality." Throughout her extensive career, she has worked with such directors as Paul Mazursky, John Hughes, Cindy Sherman, and Jean-Luc Godard. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Parade, Esquire, and the Hartford Courant. She lives with her husband and three children in Los Angeles.
Ruben Toledo was born in Havana in 1961 and has lived for many years in New York. He has designed mannequins, store windows, award statuettes, scarves, fabrics, dishes and carpets. He has painted murals, portraits, album covers and barns. His witty and incisive illustrations appear in "The New Yorker, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Town & Country, Paper, Visionaire, Interview" and "The New York Times." He is the author of "Style Dictionary, " a collection of his drawings and watercolors, and recently completed his first film, an animated history of French fashion. His work has been exhibited throughout the world, at venues including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and he is currently at work on the installation and catalogue for an exhibition at the Mode Museum Antwerp and the V&A in London.
“A lighthearted guide for women…who want to be reminded of their youthful, carefree selves.”
-New York Times
“She’s not afraid to dish….Ringwald shares the secrets of what has worked well in her life….[She sheds] light on who she’s become off-camera, and that person has a lot of good advice to share.”
-San Francisco Chronicle
“[A] woman’s dream bible: It is about finding inner beauty when you are no longer 16…. Ringwald truly wants women to feel admired and confident at any age, and her passion comes across as clearly (and quirkily) as it did in her teen movie years.”
-The Daily Beast
“[Ringwald’s] book offers tips on prettifying from the inside out.”
“A warm and chatty guide to aging gracefully.”