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Hello, Molly!: A Memoir

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Molly Shannon

7 Hours 5 Minutes

HarperCollins Publishers

April 2022

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A New York Times bestseller

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. 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 Live—where she starred alongside Will Ferrell, Adam Sandler, 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 both fostered her gifts and drive and was left with the impossible task of raising his kids alone after the loss of her mother.

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.

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  • Anonymous

    This book is magic.

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  • Veronica Noren Warren

    I couldn't stop listening til it was done! It was absolutely mesmerizing. I listen to biopics all the time but Molly is a standalone. She is just so animated in her story telling. I loved loved it. Her story and upbringing are like no other. Couldn't recommend this book highly enough.

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  • Nancy K.

    Molly Shannon's memoir is truly a candid, compulsively readable, hilarious, and heartbreaking memoir of resilience and redemption by a comedic genius who worked hard to accomplish her dreams and was determined to live a joyful life. I loved her memoir and I'm so happy that she shared her life with us. A Superstar!

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