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Official Book Club Selection | [Kathy Griffin]

Official Book Club Selection

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.)
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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.

Refreshingly candid and full of hilarious "Did she really say that?" moments.

©2009 Kathy Griffin; (P)2009 Random House

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    Somone Glendale, AZ, United States 04-22-11
    Somone Glendale, AZ, United States 04-22-11
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    "Entertaining Storytelling"

    Kathy is the master of honest and crazy storytelling. I loved this book and especially appreciated Kathy's honesty.

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    Debra San Antonio, TX, United States 03-07-11
    Debra San Antonio, TX, United States 03-07-11 Member Since 2009
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    "so much fun, and surprisingly touching"

    This audiobook I think was the only one for which I HAD to drop everything and finish listening to that day. How can you not love Kathy Griffin, who makes an art of being confessional, reading her own autobiography?

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    Mark WHITTIER, CA, United States 01-25-11
    Mark WHITTIER, CA, United States 01-25-11
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    "***Awesome Book. Very funny and moving***"

    For any Kathy fan you should get this book. She really opens up about her life, her husband, and family. It's a great insight to a hilarious woman. I can't wait and hope there is another book coming out. Way to go Kathy!

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    Joy Bear, DE, United States 01-01-11
    Joy Bear, DE, United States 01-01-11 Member Since 2014
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    "If you love laughing..."

    You will love this book. I have been a fan since the beginning of time and she still keeps it real and very very funny. You won't be disappointed!

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    Susan Frederick, MD, United States 12-26-10
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    "fantastic!"

    I am very picky about audiobooks, and this one is great! A good combination of humor and autobiography. Kathy's reading of her own work is genius. The audio version has some added tidbits that are not in the print version, making it even more worth the money.

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    Valerie 12-19-10
    Valerie 12-19-10
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    "Transparent from the first to the last chapter"

    I really enjoyed this book. I thought Kathy revealed her life in a very candid and honest way. She's amazing, funny and very revealing. She's a friend who everyone needs at least one of . . . someone who tells it how it is!

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    Jennifer Dixon C/O Gloria Jenkins Yonkers, NY United States 11-22-10
    Jennifer Dixon C/O Gloria Jenkins Yonkers, NY United States 11-22-10 Member Since 2014
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    "Comedy aint easy"

    This audio book shows that as natural as Kathy Griffin's comedy seems, it took a lot of hard work for it to come across, live and on screen. This is a person who learned from and utilized both positive and negative experiences in her life, making her down to earth, human and most of all truly funny. Kudos to her. I wish her continued success.

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    Stephanie Mamaroneck, NY, United States 09-12-10
    Stephanie Mamaroneck, NY, United States 09-12-10
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    "REFRESHINGLY HONEST, HYSTERICAL, ROOTING FOR YOU!"

    WHAT A GREAT STORY>>>I felt as if I was just listenin' to my good friend Kathy.... talkin' about her "D" List life & how she clawed her way to the top to become a household name....(Oh and NOT TO WORRY...I mean this in the MOST non-stalkerish, I know you're not REALLY my friend way possible!)

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    Long Boalsburg, PA, United States 06-17-10
    Long Boalsburg, PA, United States 06-17-10
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    "Glad I picked this one ."

    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.

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    Susan 05-03-10
    Susan 05-03-10
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    "Loved it - and I'm not even gay!"

    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.

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