September 6, 2012 - 8:00 PM
2424 Mariposa Street
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6:45 pm pre-show reception with Molly
8 pm show
Join Litquake for an exclusive evening with actress and author Molly Ringwald, celebrating her new book When It Happens to You: A Novel in Stories, in conversation with Litquake’s Jane Ganahl. Audience Q&A to follow, with signing and book sales by Green Apple Books.
Molly Ringwald mines the complexities of modern relationships in this gripping and nuanced collection of interlinked stories. Writing with a deep compassion for human imperfection, Ringwald follows a Los Angeles family and their friends and neighbors while they negotiate the hazardous terrain of everyday life—revealing the deceptions, heartbreak, and vulnerability familiar to us all. As the lives of these characters converge and diverge in unexpected ways, the author reveals a startling eye for the universality of loss, love, and the search for connection.
Read Molly’s interview in the LA Times.
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.
She began her film career at the age of 13 with a Golden Globe-nominated performance in The Tempest. Her extensive film credits include The Pick-Up Artist, Fresh Horses, Betsy’s Wedding, Billy Bob Thornton’s short film Some People Call It a Sling Blade, and the now iconic coming-of-age movies Pretty in Pink, Sixteen Candles, and The Breakfast Club. On stage, Molly has starred in the Broadway production of Cabaret, the Tony-nominated Broadway production of Enchanted April, and the Bob Fosse musical Sweet Charity. She can currently be seen starring in the breakout hit The Secret Life of the American Teenager on ABC Family.
Molly’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, Parade, Esquire, and the Hartford Courant. In 2010, HarperCollins published her first book, Getting the Pretty Back: Friendship, Family, and Finding the Perfect Lipstick. Booklist has called her latest, When It Happens to You, “a graceful and deft debut.” Molly lives with her husband and three children in Los Angeles.
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