Molly Ringwald visited The Today Show to talk about her latest book "Getting the Pretty Back." The Sixteen Candles star's book details personal stories and candid advice.

The mother of three says "I was turning 40, and for anyone that's gone through it, it's this angst-ridden time - or it can be. I was looking around and wanted to read something that would offer inspiration, not some dour self-help book, but something that made me feel good about it. I couldn't find it, so I decided to write it myself."

Does she want her kids to follow in her footsteps and join showbiz? "No," Ringwald says. "It's a business and it's hard... I survived. I think that if [my daughter] stays in school and later decides... I'll support her. It's a decision she needs to make."

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