Miami Book Fair Int'l

November 14, 2012 12:00 AM

Actor Molly Ringwald puts acting chops to good use in moving novel

Because she’s a famous actress, and because you still associate her with the classic teen-film trilogy of Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club and Pretty in Pink, you start reading Molly Ringwald’s fiction debut When It Happens to You looking for movie references. You expect a more facile, disposable book, because countless actors have written autobiographies and dishy tell-alls and fact-based tales of Hollywood shenanigans. But when you start to think of famous actors who made the leap to novelist, you come up empty.

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