15 March 2011

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"When you're a teenager, you're forever thinking: Do they like me? When you're a grown-up, as anyone over the age of thirty can attest, the question becomes: Do I like them?"
Getting the Pretty Back: Friendship, Family, and Finding the Perfect Lipstick by Molly Ringwald

60 comments :

  1. oh, my, YES!
    Isn't it funny? I get on fb and wonder why I care whether these people I've not spoken to for 20 years know what I'm 'up to.' especially since is was so important then.

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  2. Woah. I'm not 30 yet, but that's kind of true. Great teaser.

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  3. I love Molly Ringwald, she's so fabulous!

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  4. Cool teaser! And really sweet layout and header! Love it!

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  5. I have wanted to read this one for quite awhile. Great teaser!

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  6. i LOVE this!! I'm going to check out this book.

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  7. As a girl on the cusp of adulthood, I shall strive to observe the truth in this... Nice teaser! :D

    Mine is from Nightseer, a 1992 paranormal read.

    Happy Tuesday! Miranda

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  8. LOL - I love that teaser! You can see mine here.

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  9. Gina Hott: LOL Agreed! :)

    Dazzling: :)

    Tipsy: Agreed! Did you see her site? She's rocking it! :)

    Darlyn: Thanks :)

    Teresa: Me too! I spotted it at Target ages ago and decided it was time to bite the bullet and buy it :)

    Carrie Hammock: Yay :)

    SVZ: Well said! *high five* :)

    Darlene: Thanks! I'm on my way now :)

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  10. awesome teaser! and as someone who is (shh - it's a secret!) 9 years into her 30s; i can attest - it is all about "do i like them"! how funny!!! (but there is still a bit of the "do they like me" mixed in there!)

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  11. First of all, look at your new design, it's GORGEOUS! Love the lace along the sides and the little banner at the top, too cute:)

    And what a true teaser, it very much made me smile because that's pretty much how I think now;)

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  12. I completely worshiped Molly Ringwald when I was growing up. I wanted to be her so bad and even dyed my hair read. :D

    I love the cover for her book. I need to get my hands on it for sure!

    Thanks for sharing the teaser. I'm glad to know this book is out there.

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  13. Very true wisdom in your teaser.

    Our teasers are here: Quirky Girls Read

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  14. So true! These days, it's so much easier to be myself without feeling the need to justify my life.

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  15. Great tease, Juju! Funny and yet perhaps more truth than we really know. I remember seeing this one when it first came out. Can't wait to see what you think of it. Thanks for sharing! Happy reading... ^_^

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  16. That is really true. Great teaser! Here's my teaser:
    http://thebucketlist-gn.blogspot.com/2011/03/teaser-tuesday-pegasus.html
    Happy reading!

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  17. That's so true, it's actually scary. But isn't funny how I didn't think about it until I read this?
    PaulaSHx
    www.paulashx-bookreviews.com

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  18. Sometimes when you go back to a school reunion, you have to check your luggage and make sure you don't pack your former insecurities. If there still isn't anything in common, it's okay.

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  19. I wonder if that's why I'm better friends with people online than in real life? I know, terribly sad, but true.

    This looks like such a good book, and I'd never even heard of it! You always find the best books! Love it! :o)

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  20. A perfect way to sum it up, though I'd never thought of it that way, it still rings so true!

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  21. Stacy: I have a smidge of that too. It's my younger inner me *wink wink* I'm 5 years into my 30s this August. Where does the time go? ;)

    Jenny: Thanks doll :) & Me too :)

    Missie: OMG So did I! *high five* I still secretly dream of being a red head some day.

    Margot: Hi! Thanks for passing by! I'm off to visit yours :)

    Renee Ann: Right on! *high five*

    GMR: Thank you doll for coming by :)

    Jenny: Thanks :D

    Gina: Hi! Thanks for passing by! I'm off to visit yours :)

    Paula: I had the same A-Ha! moment myself :)

    GG: O good point gf!

    Christina: Thanks :)

    1stdaughter: OMG I am SO guilty of that myself! *high five* We are SO eye-to-eye on so many things :)

    Gina Precious: Me neither :) But I totally agreed with it as soooon as I read it.

    YA Book Queen: Thanks :)

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  22. Haha great teaser! I think that I might be 30+ in spirit, because I've been doing a lot of the thinking in the latter part of the teaser. Also, love the new header!!

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  23. Great teaser, Juju, and so true! By the way, your new blog layout is fabulous! I love the color and the borders and the font! So pretty =D.

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  24. Lizzy: :) Right on! And thanks doll :)

    Bere: Thank you sweetie!

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  25. I never knew about this book! I recently discovered 80s teen movies and I love Molly Ringwald.

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  26. How true, that's a great teaser!! Thanks for stopping by and checking out my TT today.

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  27. Definitely true as a teenager! I love Molly Ringwald, I had no idea she had a book out. She looks absolutely gorgeous on the cover. Seeing this makes me want to watch her movies again, haha. Wonderful teaser choice!

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  28. Good teaser! I'm in my early 30s but I still think "Do they like me?" more than "Do I like them?". I hope that changes soon!

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  29. So true! I think I'm in that transition time, between wanting people to like me and being mature enough to consider whether I like them. Love Molly Ringwald!

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  30. That simply is a wonderful cover and that is a, Mad Scientist confirmed theory. LOL!

    Great Teaser!

    Mad Scientist
    http://madsteampunkery.blogspot.com

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  31. So very true!! And being well over thirty myself I can remember cleary Molly in the Breakfast Club movie - I loved that movie. Thanks for sharing this wonderful, nostalgia inducing, teaser :)

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  32. Oh so true!

    Molly Ringwald was an inspiration to me in my late teens. I worried far too much what others thought of me.

    carol

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  33. I LOVE that quote! And although, I'm still a few years shy of 30, I totally agree with both perspectives, lol!

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  34. Misha: Oooo 80s teen movies ROCK! What a lovely thing to discover anew.

    Janet Ruth: :)

    Anna: Agreed! I love the dress and her skin looks fab :) Makes me want to watch The Breakfast Club.

    Christina T: It will ;)

    Meredith: *high five* It's better that way ;)

    Mad: ;) You're so cute!

    Mel: OMG I was just saying I love that movie! :)

    Dizzy C: I feel ya! :) So did I.

    Aths: :)

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  35. Ahhh the quote completely rings true. Great pick hun :)

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  36. that makes me laugh--just because it is true.

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  37. Hiya
    I emailed my mailing address to you at your gmail. Thanks again, Catherine

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  38. i love watching her movies! especially sixteen candles. awesome looking book!

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  39. Blueice, Kaye, Andrea, Freda, & Jenny N: Thanks gals :)

    Catherine: Cool beans. Just emailed you :)

    Chelley: Oooo me too! :)

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  40. Definitely true! Some of my favorites 80s movies are: The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles and Pretty in Pink. Andrew McCarthy has had a role on White Collar (USA) as a bad guy. Every time I see him I think of Blaine. Heck, every time I see Jon Cryer I think...Duckie! LOL I know Ringwald is on The Secret Life of the American Teenager, but do you remember that show she was on briefly called Townies? Great book cover!

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  41. Julie: OMG me too! LOL I just saw a commercial with him in it and thought the same thing! Remember that romantic scene were they steal a kiss in the alley? *le sigh* Jon Cryer will always be Duckie to me :) Thanks for the lovely walk down memory lane. Now I'm suddenly craving The Pick-Up Artist ;)

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  42. Love the teaser because it is so true. I'm not 30 yet but I already see the change in me. Thanks for sharing.

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  43. Oh Molly, you clever thing.


    BTW< I LOVE your new look. Where have I been? The days just go by too fast, i can't keep up in blog land. :)

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  44. Excellent teaser! I hope you're enjoying the rest of the book.

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  45. And beyond 30, it becomes: "Do I really care?" ...

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  46. LOL! This is so true! What a fantastic teaser :)

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  47. Alexis: Amazing right? :)

    Michelle: Ahhh thanks :)

    JessicaBookLover: Totally am :)

    Vamp: Yah! So hope you grab it. :)

    Cherry: LOL Love it! Bravo to that addition!

    Jacinda: It sure is :) I want her dress.

    Christie: Thanks :)

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  48. molly is a fave from the 80s, no doubt. pretty in pink is the most memorable role of hers for me. the book sounds like a cute one and i wonder if she speaks of her time in france.

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  49. VV: While she doesn't directly discuss it, she does mention it from time to time and I believe it really does influence her style :)

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  50. lol I'm not 30 yet But i find myself asking the same Q. <3 Molly is fave actor eva! 16 candles, Breakfast club, PNP. love her

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  51. Now I want to see Pretty and Pink again. I so wanted her prom dress. I forgot about The Pick-Up Artist! Love Robert Downey, Jr.

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  52. Faye: :) Right on! And major kudos for being a fan of the old flicks! I LOVE them too! I have had a seriously yearning to rewatch the Breakfast Club :)

    Julie: Oh my gosh, me too! *high five* I like him now, but I LOVE 80s Robert Downey Jr. ;) He was so sweet, mischievous, and doe-eyed :)

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