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Publisher's Summary

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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  • Car Girl
  • Antioch, CA, United States
  • 07-10-17

Love Kathy Griffin!

This book is hilarious! I listened to it at work and kept laughing. Kathy makes you feel like she's just talking to you, not reading something.

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so awesome!!

Kathy's story is intense, heartwarming, beautiful, and tragic. Love her, proud of her, and her journey. An amazingly well written, and we'll spoken book. You won't regret listening!

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i overall liked it

kathy grifit is one of my favorite perfoemers. liked this book a whole lot 10/10

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New superfan

If you could sum up Official Book Club Selection in three words, what would they be?

Fun, entertaining & witty

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Kathy tells a great story. I was a fan before, but now I feel like I'm a superfan. I really hope she writes more!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

YES! I listened while in my car to and from work, I sometimes wished I had farther to drive.

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Kathy is hilarious

Kathy Griffin is hilarious and it was very interesting to learn more about her life.

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what a blast! and insightful to boot!

so enjoyable. no holds barred. I was sorry when it ended. I will listen again.

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Thoughtful, thought provoking & delightful

My Life On the D List was the first time I came across this hilarious woman. I loved her from the start, as well as the people in her life.

Kathy covers a lot in this short book. I was surprised by the depth and honesty of some of her stories. Through it all Kathy keeps you interested while making you laugh from time to time. I've listened to a lot of memoirs, most are entertaining but few have touched me the way this one has.

I highly recommend it for any fan of memoirs or of Kathy.

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Love Kathy!

She is hilarious as usual! I very much enjoyed listening to this book! I love how she never fails to remind us to stop taking ourselves so seriously!

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Suck it!!!

Hilarious! Honest. Self deprecating. Fun!!! Enjoy this one and then select her most recent novel, Celebrity Run Ins!

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So Good!

This is one of the best audio books I have listened to in a long time. It doesn't even sound like I am being read to. The whole story is told so naturally, I literally am laughing out loud as if just having coffee with a friend. I listen to audio books while working out and thanks to not wanting to stop due to not wanting to miss out on this story, I am in great shape! lol.