A candid, compulsively readable, hilarious, and heartbreaking memoir of resilience and redemption by comedic genius Molly Shannon. At age four, Molly Shannon’s world was shattered when she lost her mother, baby sister, and cousin in a car accident with her father at the wheel. Held together by her tender and complicated relationship with her grieving father, Molly was raised in a permissive household where her gift for improvising and role-playing blossomed alongside the fearlessness that would lead her to become a celebrated actress. From there, Molly ventured into the wider world of New York and Los Angeles show business, where she created her own opportunities and developed her daring and empathetic comedy...
Publisher: Ecco (April 12, 2022) Pages: 304 pages ISBN-10: 0063056232 ISBN-13: 978-0063056237 ASIN: B098TVDSHB
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Molly Shannon’s life has been shaped by tragedy and an early love of acting that led her to follow her dream while appreciating every opportunity to laugh, and learn, along the way. In Hello, Molly!, Shannon opens up about the devastating accident that scarred her young life, leaving a nagging fear that everything could go sideways at any given moment; about the unpredictable but loving relationship with her father; and her rise to fame that was by no means easy or fast. There are hilarious insider moments from her career — including the origin story of one of her most popular Saturday Night Live characters, the awkward, armpit-sniffing, explosive, Catholic schoolgirl who wants to be a superstar (Mary Katherine Gallagher) — and her life. Molly Shannon is a woman “with a break-the-rules, everything-is-an-adventure, people-are-mostly-good mentality.” And it has served her well. Reading Hello, Molly! gave me a new sense of admiration for this caring, wild, witty, woman who is true comedy gold. — Seira Wilson, Amazon Editor