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.
Refreshingly candid and full of hilarious "Did she really say that?" moments.
©2009 Kathy Griffin; (P)2009 Random House
I needed a lively listen for my drive to Pittsburgh today. This was exactly the right pick. Never a dull moment. Kathy talks to the listener just like she does in her live performances and TV show. Not a book to play with kids in the car, but I sure enjoyed it on my solo trip.
I loved this audio book! I'm a big Kathy Griffin fan and she did not disappoint with this book. She is very outspoken and brutally honest with her life and that I admire very much. In the beginning I noticed that the narration seemed to be quite low-key, but by the end of the book? It was like listening to her in one of her acts - fantastic! Once I started listening, I couldn't turn it off.
I love Kathy! This book made me laugh out loud while I was waiting in line at the grocery store. So many things are depressing right now. If you need a good laugh, get this book
I've seen a few shows of hers and I never really was a fan of hers but after this book, I love her!She's so hilarious! I totally recommend it.
This book was so funny, but it also had a lot of heart. It reminded me a little of Craig Ferguson's recent autobiography. Witty, charming, sweet and so, so funny. It was like having a conversation with Kathy around the dinner table.
I'm not one of her gays, but I love her as much. This book reveals her tenacity as she worked her way from small club comedian to a nationally recognized ---what's the word---D lister? Superstar? Emmy winner! Her behind the scenes look at Andy Dick is hysterical. Her stories about what was happening during the first few years of "Life on the D-List" will shock you (if you happen to be her EX husband reading this: Mister, you should be ashamed!) She never stops being funny and insightful even when she is handling difficult people and unfair situations. Credit worthy for sure! Standing Ovation!
I needed some comedy - so based on other reviews grabbed this book. I am very happy I did, I knew just a little about her before, but was completely entertained by her book & the fact she read it herself. Great listen!
I really enjoyed listening to this book. I found it very humorous and initially thought it would all be jokes. Her sincerity was unsurpassed and the fact that she discussed her career track was amusing and serious.
This is the best audio book that I have listened to so far this year. I have been a fan of Kathy Griffin for a long time and this book is Kathy at her best and perhaps most vulnerable. I was afraid that it would just be 6 plus hours of her digging dirt on celebrities. I was pleasantly surprised to hear her deal openly and honestly with issues of her divorce as well as her troubled older brother. I even learned the official name for Tom's neurosis. I highly recommend this book for any and all Kathy fans.
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