Getting the Pretty Back: Friendship, Family, and Finding the Perfect Lipstick (Paperback)

Friendship, Family, and Finding the Perfect Lipstick

By Molly Ringwald, Ruben Toledo (Illustrator)

It Books, 9780061809453, 229pp.

Publication Date: April 26, 2011



To her millions of fans, Molly Ringwald will forever be sixteen having 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 life her forties Molly 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 age and she encourages every woman to become "the sexiest, funniest, smartest, best-dressed, and most confident woman that you can be.

Praise For Getting the Pretty Back: Friendship, Family, and Finding the Perfect Lipstick

“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.”