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Funny lady and Saturday Night Live alum, Molly Shannon, has just published her first children's book, Tilly the Trickster.
During an Anderson's Bookshop-hosted reading at Wentz Concert Hall in Naperville, Shannon introduced audiences to her mischievous title character, a little girl who loves playing tricks - think leaking cups and toothpaste-flavored cookies.
Tilly has a trick for everyone: her mom, dad, brother, classmates, and even her teacher. But when the tables are turned and her family does some scheming of its own, will Tilly decide to change her trickster ways?
A candid Q+A session with Molly followed, and not only were audience members treated to her infectious smile and a few of her best known impressions - "Superstar!" - but they also learned a few things: her favorite word is "rascal," she was in a car accident as a child that killed her mother, three-year-old sister and 25-year-old cousin, and that she's incredibly grateful to be a mother of two equally hilarious children.
"I can't believe I have children and I get to be a mother - that alone is deeply fulfilling for me," she said.