Hello, Molly! A Memoir

By Molly Shannon

A candid, compulsively, readable, hilarious, and heartbreaking memoir of resilience and redemption.


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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 and her sister Mary were raised in a permissive household where Molly’s 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. Filled with behind-the-scenes stories involving everyone from Whitney Houston to Adam Sandler to Monica Lewinsky, many told for the first time here, Hello, Molly! spans Molly’s time on Saturday Night Life, where she starred along side Will Ferrell, Cheri Oteri, Tracy Morgan, and Jimmy Fallon, among many others. At the same time, it explores with humor and candor her struggle to come to terms with the legacy of her father, a man who was left with the impossible task of raising his kids alone after the loss of their mother, and yet still managed to foster Molly’s gifts and drive.

Witty, winning, and told with tremendous energy and heart, Hello, Molly!, written with Sean Wilsey, sheds new and revelatory light on the life and work of one of our most talented and free-spirited performers.

Category: Genre: Biography/Memoir, Non-Fiction sku: 9780063056237

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Weight 18.75 oz
Dimensions 9.5 × 6.5 × 1.25 in