Getting the Pretty Back (Paperback)

Friendship, Family, and Finding the Perfect Lipstick

By Molly Ringwald, Ruben Toledo (Illustrator)

It Books, 9780061809453, 229pp.

Publication Date: April 26, 2011

List Price: 21.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.


As the endearing and witty star of the beloved John Hughes "brat pack" classics Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, and Pretty in Pink, Molly Ringwald defined teenage angst, love, and heartbreak. Now a wife and mother of three, and a star on the current hit television drama The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Molly is facing a new angst-inducing time in her life--her fortieth birthday Encouraging every woman to become "the sexiest, funniest, smartest, well dressed, and most confident woman that you can be," Molly shares a lifetime of experience in a vibrant, fun, stylish, and sexy collection of intimate stories and candid advice: Getting the Pretty Back, a fully illustrated "girlfriend's guide" to life.

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.”