We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
Official Book Club Selection Audiobook

Official Book Club Selection

Regular Price:$23.93
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

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

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.6 (1160 )
5 star
 (777)
4 star
 (284)
3 star
 (77)
2 star
 (16)
1 star
 (6)
Overall
4.5 (775 )
5 star
 (507)
4 star
 (197)
3 star
 (58)
2 star
 (9)
1 star
 (4)
Story
4.7 (777 )
5 star
 (613)
4 star
 (120)
3 star
 (34)
2 star
 (7)
1 star
 (3)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    KGLP host/producer & traveling therapist. 06-15-15 Member Since 2015

    Traveling therapist listening to AUDIBLE books while driving to far areas. Also host/produce radio show on KGLP 91.7 on staying positive!!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    219
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    374
    316
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    14
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Fan of Kathy Griffin will like."

    Love Kathy Griffin anything. She is a human being that tries to laugh at all of life's observation that most people ignore. I wish she would produce more comedy videos & stand up videos.. I miss straight stand up. This audible was nice but, can't see her mannerism (eye roll).. Long live Kathy... and her mom..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    David Landau Palo Alto, CA 06-09-15
    David Landau Palo Alto, CA 06-09-15 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    52
    7
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Kathy Griffin, you're my Hero with a capital H."

    I admire your authenticity.

    I admire your skill, your perseverance, and your intelligence.

    Rock it. Long live KG!!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Grebreblis Miami, FL 05-27-15
    Grebreblis Miami, FL 05-27-15 Member Since 2015

    Nelson Silberberg

    HELPFUL VOTES
    5
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    45
    15
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Surprising"

    Kathy's story and told by her is engaging and inspires as she recounts her struggles to become Kathy Griffin as we know today. The unfortunate events that lead to the breakdown of her marriage make the reader sympathize even more with her.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Justin Raha 04-16-15
    Justin Raha 04-16-15 Member Since 2017
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Love!"

    Such a great book and story! She has a compelling life that she earned by hard work and dedication. Definitely recommend!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Christopher 04-10-15
    Christopher 04-10-15 Member Since 2017
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    6
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Kathy's great"

    was really good made the day fly by funny and had its serious moments almost as if she had a soul lol

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    yael 03-31-15
    yael 03-31-15 Member Since 2011

    I Think Therefore You Are.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    76
    9
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Better than any of the other book club selections!"

    Kathy does a brilliant job at narrating her own book. It feels like we're just talking. Even though I kinda knew the stories from interviews and from her stand up specials and all, there was something about her tone (as always) which kept me hooked. Totally worth a listen, and I will probably give it a second listen when I'm feeling a bit down and looking for a normal person's take on life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Crystal Broadnax 03-19-15 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    11
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    21
    11
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Fun to listen to"

    She writes the way she talks. It felt like she was just sitting down telling me the story of her life. I had a lot of fun listening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Julie B atlanta, ga 03-18-15
    Julie B atlanta, ga 03-18-15 Member Since 2014

    blondie

    HELPFUL VOTES
    17
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    28
    17
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "excellent"

    I'm not a big Kathy Griffin fan but this is a fun and interesting book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Brandin Los Angeles, CA, United States 03-05-15
    Brandin Los Angeles, CA, United States 03-05-15
    HELPFUL VOTES
    68
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    37
    29
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Enjoyed this more than I thought I would"

    I feared this book would just be a silly retelling of celebrity gossip - but sometimes a lighthearted audiobook is what I'm looking for, so I got it anyway.

    The very personal stories from her actual life blew me away. Was not expecting that.

    I liked Kathy Griffin before. I think I might actually love her now!

    p.s. andy dick story ....f-ing PERFECT.

    p.p.s. not giving it 5 stars because (((and i know this is tiresome to hear)) Tina Fey's similar book was just so much better. But, Tina's book is better than EVERY book in its category, so i realize this is an unfair comparison :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    amanda c. 03-03-15
    amanda c. 03-03-15 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    9
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Loved it!"

    I loved every minute. Great stories and lots of laughs. I felt like I was sitting in my living room with a good friend.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.