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Molly Shannon’s memoir talks about how tragedy shaped her comedy career, and you can order it right now.

Every great woman has a story, but Molly Shannon’s story wasn’t always funny at first. Hello, Molly!, Molly Shannon’s honest and heartwarming memoir, which she wrote with Sean Wilsey, came out today. Even though she has been in a lot of movies, most people know her from her time on SNL. She was in the cast of the famous show from 1995 to 2001, where she worked with Will Ferrell, Adam Sandler, Cheri Oteri, and many other famous comedians. One of her most famous characters was Mary Katherine, a Catholic schoolgirl who tried too hard to be good. Shannon also did well in the movie Other People, for which she won the 2017 Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actress. But before all that, the funny comedian talks about how a traumatic event in her childhood led to her fame.
“Her story is unreal, and she tells it with such charming directness that I choked on my coffee more than once…
“It’s a window into the mind of a real survivor, a lesson on how to turn trauma into art, and it might just hold the secret to life and happiness,” said actress Aubrey Plaza.

‘Hello Molly!’ by Molly Shannon and Sean Wilsey

Like any true memoir, Hello, Molly! gives people a new idea of who she is beyond the funny parts. Molly Shannon’s life was changed forever when she was four years old and her mother, baby sister, and cousin died in a car crash. Her dad was the only one who lived. So, she turned to comedy and acting as a way to get away from the pain. The touching memoir isn’t all tears, but hearty laughter as well. The witty performer also offers a glimpse into her career journey with first-time recounts and behind the scene stories from peers.

Adam Sandler, an actor, said that Molly’s philosophy about life, love, family, work, and art flows through every page. “Full of funny and touching stories that range from wistful to completely ridiculous.” Molly Shannon really knows how to make her audience feel a lot of different things. Celebrity memoirs show us what’s really going on behind the scenes, and Hello, Molly! has 304 pages full of interesting stories. Starting today, you can buy the memoir on Amazon as a hardcover for $23.99 or as a Kindle for $14.99. Shannon’s first memoir is a beautiful look at a strong woman, whether you’re a longtime fan or just curious. Hello Molly! exhibits that there are more life-changing moments that one can experience than just fame.