Official Book Club Selection by Kathy Griffin
A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin

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Official Book Club Selection is a quick read — I read it in a day. That said, I read it in a day because I couldn’t put it down. As long as you are not offended by curse words (gasp!), or looking for really deep thoughts on well, anything, then this is the memoir for you.
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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. And as if all that wasn't enough, there are also dozens of exclusive and somewhat embarrassing photos from Kathy's own collection–featuring the diva of the D List herself, with her old nose as well as her new one, plus celebrity friends, foes, frenemies, and hangers-on for you to gawk at.

Refreshingly candid, unflinchingly honest, and full of hilarious "Did she really say that?" moments, Official Book Club Selection will make you laugh until you cry, or just puke up a little bit.


 

About Kathy Griffin

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Kathy Griffin, a multi-Emmy Award-winning and Grammy-nominated comedian and actress, is best known for her Bravo television reality show Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, her multiple stand-up comedy specials on HBO, Comedy Central, and Bravo, and her four-year stint on the NBC sitcom Suddenly Susan. She has hosted several award shows and appeared on numerous talk shows including Late Night with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and The View. She has been nominated for a Grammy for her comedy CD, For Your Consideration, and performs to sold-out audiences at venues worldwide.From the Hardcover edition.
 
Published September 4, 2009 by Ballantine Books. 386 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by RachelintheOC on Dec 01 2009

Official Book Club Selection is a quick read — I read it in a day. That said, I read it in a day because I couldn’t put it down. As long as you are not offended by curse words (gasp!), or looking for really deep thoughts on well, anything, then this is the memoir for you.

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Reviewed by RachelintheOC on Dec 01 2009

Official Book Club Selection is a quick read — I read it in a day. That said, I read it in a day because I couldn’t put it down. As long as you are not offended by curse words (gasp!), or looking for really deep thoughts on well, anything, then this is the memoir for you.

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Reviewed by Lisa Westerfield on Mar 04 2011

All in all I enjoyed ‘Official Book Club Selection’ but I didn’t enjoy it as much as I was hoping for.

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Reviewed by Mackenzie M. on Jul 22 2011

It is everything you would expect, and with copies selling for as little as $0.01 on Amazon.com (Kathy would describe this as a ‘typical’ indicator of her D-list status), it is accessible to anyone who is in the mood to poke fun at celebrities and look at the humorous side of life.

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Reviewed by Descartes on Jun 30 2010

Official Book Club Selection was fun, in a mean and nasty Kathy Griffin kind of way. You need to get the audio book, Kathy does a good job of reading her own words.

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