Official Book Club Selection

  • by Kathy Griffin
  • Narrated by Kathy Griffin
  • 6 hrs and 25 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

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.

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Customer Reviews

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Kathy Griffin

WOW !!! Was that ever fun. Someone else wrote in their review that it was like having a casual conversation with her, and that's exactly right. Funny of course, but also touching, and, you realize she IS the hardest working woman in show business. Loved every minute of it.
Write another one Kathy !!!!
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- SHEILA

Funny and honest.

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

Funny, honest, crazy.


Who was your favorite character and why?

It's an autobiography, so you have to go with Kathy on this one. ;)


Have you listened to any of Kathy Griffin’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is pretty similar to her stand up, but she definitely is honest about her life. Some items are clearly bits. It's the honest moments when she really isn't trying to be funny that are the most interesting.


If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

The results of amphetamines during pregnancy. Donut fryers of the world rejoice! (makes sense once you read the book)


Any additional comments?

This is an interesting book. If you like her stand up you will definitley likethis book as you get some insight into why she is the way she is.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-08-2009
  • Publisher: Random House Audio