Live Wire

Long-Winded Short Stories

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Publisher Description

An instant New York Times bestseller from Kelly Ripa—a sharp, funny, and honest collection of real-life stories showing the many dimensions and crackling wit of the beloved daytime talk show host.

In Live Wire, her first book, Kelly shows what really makes her tick. As a professional, as a wife, as a daughter and as a mother, she brings a hard-earned wisdom and an eye for the absurdity of life to every minute of every day. It is her relatability in all of these roles that has earned her fans worldwide and millions of followers on social media. Whether recounting how she and Mark really met, the level of chauvinism she experienced on set, how Jersey Pride follows her wherever she goes, and many, many moments of utter mortification (whence she proves that you cannot, in fact, die of embarrassment) Kelly always tells it like it is. Ms. Ripa takes no prisoners.

Surprising, at times savage, a little shameless and always with humor… Live Wire shows Kelly as she really is offscreen—a very wise woman who has something to say. 

Biographies & Memoirs
September 27
Dey Street Books

Customer Reviews

X2rA Snoper ,

Worth it!

Fun and enjoyable read. However, if you watch Live with Kelly and Ryan you will have heard many of the stories.....But, I'm glad I purchased the book.

CassLandy15 ,


Kelly, if you’re reading this I just want you to know that I’m a mom of a 1 and 3 year old, and cried through your empty nest stories about your three kids. Knowing one day that would be me. I already dread it!
I’ve watched Live! many times over the years, and have always absorbed your tips of wisdom. This book is no different. Thank you for sharing even more!
P.S. you should write semi-fictional novels about love or loving kids or something of the sorts, I think you’d be good at it.

MiLi923 ,

Very entertaining!

Kelly Ripa is so entertaining on tv it’s no wonder she would be just as entertaining in her book!! I enjoyed every second of Live Wire, my only disappointment was when it ended, I wanted to read more! Great job!