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How Molly Ringwald Became a Writer

9780061809446.jpgOver at The Daily Beast, actress Molly Ringwald talked about her new book and how she became a writer–a change motivated not by a writer or editor, but a therapist.

The star of classic 1980s movies like The Breakfast Club and Pretty in Pink She just published a new book, Getting the Pretty Back: Friendship, Family, and Finding the Perfect Lipstick. As she hits 40-years-old, the book focuses on showing other women how to be “the sexiest, funniest, smartest, well dressed, and most confident woman that you can be.”

Here’s an excerpt from the interview: “‘At some point, my therapist told me I should stop dating writers and be a writer,’ she said, and that’s how Ringwald the author was born. ‘I finally feel like I can call myself a writer now, rather than writing being just something I do on the side, as a dilettante.’ Although she never reads anything written about herself, she has become an enthusiastic blogger lately, typing out occasional 200-word entries at IAmMollyRingwald.com.”

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