Hello, Molly! by Molly Shannon and Sean Wilsey, Read by Molly Shannon
A Powerful Memoir from the Comedian and Actor
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When she was only four, actor and comedian Molly Shannon lost her mother and baby sister in a tragic auto accident that would change her life forever. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Michele Cobb discuss the powerful, natural narration Shannon brings to her memoir, Hello, Molly!, right from the start. Shannon describes her father’s unique approach to parenting, her career path in acting and comedy, and the creation of some of her most famous characters. Her wholehearted performance in this memoir will inspire listeners with her comedic talents and great success despite the devastating tragedy in her life.
Today’s episode is sponsored by Naxos AudioBooks. April is National Poetry Month. Celebrate with The Great Poets: Walt Whitman–an excellent introduction, and an AudioFile Earphones Award winner. Read by Garrick Hagon, this audiobook contains some of Whitman’s greatest poems, including Crossing Brooklyn Ferry, Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking, and When the Lilacs Gently Bloomed. Find out about it at naxosaudiobooks.com.