- Associated Press - Thursday, June 23, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - Fans of Jenny Mollen don’t want her to hold back - and she doesn’t disappoint.

Her new book, “Live Fast Die Hot,” is a follow-up to her best-selling “I Like You Just the Way I Am.”

The 37-year-old actress-writer shares her thoughts on social media, spouting off hilarious - and often politically incorrect - comments about everything from her husband, actor Jason Biggs, and their 2-year-old son, Sid, to ABC’s “The Bachelor” and “Bachelorette.”

Mollen talked about her family, gaining notoriety through Twitter and living in New York in a recent interview with The Associated Press.


Associated Press: Why did you write another book?

Jenny Mollen: Just the chaos of being a new mom gave me a lot of fodder for this book. But I do think this book is less about having a baby - because I always say I would never read a book about having a baby … but it is about what happened to somebody like me once I had one.

AP: After your son was born, your family moved to New York. How has that been?

Mollen: Mentally I feel better in New York. Partially because one of the things that happened to me when I had Sid is I think my house was haunted and after consulting with a medium I found out that it was a ghost dog, but he had an old man partner but I couldn’t split them up. I was like, ‘I can deal with the dog but the old man needs to leave.’ So, because of that I had to sell the house in L.A. as one does and move my entire life in New York City. In New York I feel safer because there’s only one entrance, one exit to my apartment. I’m fairly certain the ghost didn’t follow me. And I also think that New York just in general is a city where you’re just surrounded by people. You’re confronted by human begins wherever you go and there’s a sense of community that I did not have in L.A.

AP: You’re an actress, but you’re more known for being you. Do you like that?

Mollen: It’s the greatest gift. Thank god for Twitter. It really democratized comedy and I was able, I just hit it at the right time, I was able to put my voice out there and for whatever reason it was heard on some level and I was able to build something out of it. Nothing compares to being able to tell your own stories.

AP: Who’s funnier, you or your husband?

Mollen: I think I’m funnier but Jason’s delivery is always better. I think I’m the funniest when Jason’s saying my words. My favorite dynamic with Jason is when we’re on a set together and I can just feed him (expletive) to say.

AP: You and your husband tweet regularly about “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette.” (Mollen was a co-host of the after-show of “Bachelor in Paradise.”) Do you ever lose interest in following the show so closely?

Mollen: Every season right about this time I’m like, ‘I’m done. I don’t want to watch it. I’d rather stalk myself on Instagram, I’m not interested in these people. They all look the same.’ Ask me in two weeks and I’m gonna be so … invested all over again.


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