Hello, Molly! A Memoir

HarperAudio. Apr. 2022. 7:05 hrs. ISBN 9780063056268. $20.99. MEMOIR
Actress and comedian Shannon’s heartfelt autobiography, with the help of Wilsey, details her years growing up in Ohio, her climb to success in show business, and her deep relationship with her father. At the age of four, her mother, sister and cousin were killed in a car accident with her inebriated father at the wheel. Shannon and her surviving sister were both raised by her father, a colorful figure himself who managed a highly unrestrictive household. Shannon’s teen escapades with a friend, which ranged from shoplifting to stowing away to New York on a plane, are incredible, yet humorous at the same time. Encouraged by her ability to make people laugh and her experiences in children’s theater in school, she embarked on an acting career by first enrolling at New York University Tisch School of the Arts. Following her graduation, she moved to Los Angeles, where she performed in comedy clubs. Eventually, she was asked to audition for Saturday Night Live, where she would work for seven seasons and create such memorable characters as Mary Katherine Gallagher and Sally O’Malley.
VERDICT Shannon’s narration, which combines unbridled enthusiasm, humor, and raw emotion, especially when writing of her father, elevates a biography that is sure to please fans.
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