16 Candles, 140 Characters: Molly Ringwald At The Miami Book Fair

Nov 18, 2012

Molly Ringwald reads from her new book
Credit Jenna DeTrapani

There's a lot of swooning to be done when a well-known Brat Packer decides to spend part of her day reading to you from her new book When it Happens to You. Here are just a few of the many endearing comments we've spotted on the web today about Molly Ringwald:

"The audience releases a collective groan when the presenter announces that Molly Ringwald will only be signing books following her reading. No DVDs, posters, or other memorabilia." - Ed Lavin

"I look up, and there is MOLLY RINGWALD. She ate fruit, and texted on her telephone.  ...I walked up to her and introduced myself and told her how much I admired her work. And to be honest, I haven't read her stuff. But I loved Pretty in Pink and Sixteen Candles. Oh, and I snapped a photo from across the room, because Ed wanted one, but was too shy." - Jan Becker

"As a child of the eighties, I find it awesome that I an sitting across the room from Molly Ringwald in the authors hospitality suite."​ - Ed Lavin

"OH MY GOD. Molly Ringwald just sat down next to me. I need some selling salts."​ - Jan Becker


Jan Becker and Ed Lavin are contributors to the Florida Book Review. They attended Molly Ringwald's talk on Sunday. You can check out FBR's full live blog of the 2012 book fair here.

WLRN is collaborating with the Florida Book Review to cover this year's Miami Book Fair International. Check back all weekend for updates.