Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin (Abridged‪)‬

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Publisher Description

Official Book Club Selection is Kathy Griffin unplugged, uncensored, and unafraid to dish about what really happens on the road, away from the cameras, and at the star party after the show. (It’s also her big chance to score that coveted book club endorsement she’s always wanted. Are you there, Oprah? It’s me, Kathy.)

Kathy Griffin has won Emmys for her reality show Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, been nominated for a Grammy, worked and walked every red carpet known to man, and rung in the New Year with Anderson Cooper. But the legions of fans who pack Kathy’s sold-out comedy shows have heard only part of her remarkable story. Writing with her trademark wit, the feisty comic settles a few old scores, celebrates the friends and mentors who helped her claw her way to the top, and shares insider gossip about celebrity behavior—the good, the bad, and the very ugly. She recounts the crazy ups and downs of her own career and introduces us to some of the supertalented people she encountered before they got famous (or, in some cases, after fame went to their heads). Word to the wise: If you’ve ever crossed Kathy Griffin at some point in your life, check the index for your name.

Along the way, Kathy reveals intimate details about her life before and after she made the big time. She opens up about everything from growing up with a dysfunctional family in suburban Illinois to bombing as a young comedian in L.A., from her well-publicized plastic surgery disasters to her highly publicized divorce, and more. Only in this book will you learn how the dinner table is the best training ground for a career in stand-up, how speaking your mind can bite you on the ass and buy you a house, and which people in Kathy’s life have taught her the most valuable lessons—both inside and outside the entertainment industry. And as if all that wasn’t enough, there are also dozens of exclusive and somewhat embarrassing photos from Kathy’s own collection—featuring the diva of the D List herself, with her old nose as well as her new one, plus celebrity friends, foes, frenemies, and hangers-on for you to gawk at.

Refreshingly candid, unflinchingly honest, and full of hilarious “Did she really say that?” moments, Official Book Club Selection will make you laugh until you cry, or just puke up a little bit.

Biographies & Memoirs
Kathy Griffin
hr min
September 8
Random House Audio

Customer Reviews

blabbyabi ,

Like a 6+ hour stand up show

If you're a fan of My Life on the D-List, you're going to love this book. It's more of Kathy being her lovable, outrageous self. But she's added a new bit of vulnerability that makes her all the more loveable. I especially loved the story about Andy Dick in Jacksonville. The audio book is phenomenal. Often, when people read their own book, there are problems (like a boring person reading a boring book) - but you'll find none of that here. It's like Kathy is having a conversation with you - you feel like she's your best friend by the end of the book. And no, I'm not a crazy person. I understand she's not actually my friend. But, it sure seems like she is after she just told me her life story for the last six hours. And instead of my eyes glazing over and me making an excuse to leave, I couldn't turn my iPod off. I loved every minute of it. Great job, Kathy! Write another one.

jody1971 ,

Not What I Was Expecting

I've often wondered why she doesn't drink. This was just one of the things I've learned from this great memoir. I truly think she is one of the greatest comediennes of all time. She opened up about things that I never thought she would and glad to see where her biting humor and outlook on things come from. After seeing the Today Show this morning, I think she DOES deserve the Pulitzer Prize!!! Outstanding!

Cobra Lily ,

OUTSTANDING! Listened to the entire book nonstop and loved every second.

I thought I'd listen to the beginning chapter of this book while doing errands this morning. I just finished the entire audiobook. I could not stop listening.

This is an outstanding audio memoir encapsulating everything that made and makes Kathy Griffin the unique brilliant jewel that we all love. Kathy is hilarious, brash, gut wrenchingly vulnerable, and above all showing her keen wit and incredible work ethic. Kathy's reading is so loose, relaxed, and conversational on this recording which only increases the listening experience. This one begs for repeat listenings.

Buy it now and relish every hilarious dishy minute.

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