New York Times bestseller Live Fast Die Hot was just released in paperback, and its author Jenny Mollen is finishing up the screenplay adaptation—Warner Brothers bought the film rights to Mollen’s book, Anne Hathaway will star in the movie, and the author is producing—while juggling a two-and-a-half year old son and another baby on the way.
The honest and uproarious book features personal stories and musings on motherhood, adulthood, parenting, and travel. Mollen, who also acted, is married to American Pie actor Jason Biggs, and the couple relocated from the West Coast to downtown New York City several years ago. The author also penned I Like You Just the Way I Am and has developing the book into a television series for ABC Digital that's available now for streaming.
We checked in with the busy mother and author to see what she has going on this summer.
What are your favorite bookstores in the world?
McNally Jackson in Soho, Upstart Crow in Seaport Village, San Diego andBook Soup in Los Angeles.
Has having a child changed how you create and write?
Having a kid has definitely affected my routine. I used to be able to write straight through the night. Now I’m much more of a 9-5 author.