Molly Ringwald Brings Pretty Back

April Peveteaux
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Amazon.com, $17.15
Oh how I wish Molly Ringwald had written a version of this book during my teens and late 20s as well.

Even though I haven't even read her new part-advice/part-memoir, Getting the Pretty Back: Friendship, Family and Finding the Perfect Lipstick, I (like most American women my age) just know that Molly will speak to me like she did as she longed for Jake, while living in a constant state of mortification about her family, her boobs, and her birthday.

Ringwald's style and life guide also has some fun lists that cement her as my slightly older peer role model:

Parenting Advice to Ignore (Even When It's From Your Own Mom) sounds like a perfect Gen-X piece. And I'm feeling Molly circa 1987 with Fashion Faux Pas That Work. (Psst, Molly, I totally tried to replicate your Pretty in Pink blazer over silk lace combo -- it looked better on you.)

What Brat Packer would you most like to hear from again?

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