When It Happens to You:
A Novel in Stories
by Molly Ringwald
$24.99 List Price
“How did you manage to get hotter with age?” asked a member of Reddit of Molly Ringwald earlier this year. “I drink the blood of Kristen Stewart,” Ringwald typed in reply. You could practically hear the applause.
Ringwald was doing an AMA on Reddit, the most voguish current way to promote an enterprise or identity. For the uninitiated, it stands for “Ask Me Anything,” and is usually preceded by “I Am X,” as in, “IAmA employee for the most contaminated nuclear site in the US AMA” and “I’m Woody Harrelson, AMA,” which was the most awful interaction of baffled film star and enraged audience, a real Internet landmark.
Ringwald’s AMA was the opposite of the Harrelson disaster: It went amazingly well, transforming (or retransforming) us Internet nerds into full-on fans.
Ringwald is in a weird spot, having been in the
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