Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin (Paperback)

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    A Conversation with Kathy Griffin:

    Q: State your name and profession.
    KG: My name is Kathy Griffin, and I am a teller of d**k jokes. And a plumber.

    Q: This is your first book. Had you ever considered writing anything before? ...

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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 showKathy 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 sitcomSuddenly Susan. She has hosted several award shows and appeared on numerous talk shows includingLate Night with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, andThe View. She has been nominated for a Grammy for her comedy CD, For Your Consideration, and performs to sold-out audiences at venues worldwide.


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    A Conversation with Kathy Griffin:

    Q: State your name and profession.
    KG: My name is Kathy Griffin, and I am a teller of d**k jokes. And a plumber.

    Q: This is your first book. Had you ever considered writing anything before? A novel? Or a work of historical scholarship? Or a children's story?
    KG: I had not considered it, because I'd always been told by the nuns at St. Bernadine's that my cursive was poor. A children' s story is an interesting idea. How's this for a title: "Waterboarding Pre-Teens: The Debate is Back On." I have a political side as well.

    Q: You seem fairly obsessed with Oprah. Is this something you'll ever outgrow?
    KG: I will never outgrow my obsession with Oprah. Just as she will never outgrow her cardigan sweaters. Oops, she already has. Now look, that sounds like a dig, but it's not. It's called a struggle, and I'm on it with her. I support her. (Not as much as she needs those underwire bras to support her, because she's got some serious ropes and pulleys going on there.) The point is, I worship her, and fear her at the same time. And believe me, that' s how she wants it. Don't be fooled.

    Q: Did I miss something? Where's Celine Dion in this book?
    KG: I didn't write about Celine Dion, only because of my fear of her husband Rene Angelil. I have an unfounded but constant fear that he could be in the French-Canadian mafia. Or have French-Canadian mafia ties, and by ties I don't mean les cravats. And I fear that I may be abducted, whisked away and held prisoner at a charming little brasserie in Montreal, forced to eat multiple Croque Monsieur sandwiches until I confess to knowing the lyrics to every single one of her songs.

    Q: What do you think gays should take away from reading this book?
    KG: I think the gays should be happy with this book. It talks a lot about being who you are, and I certainly mention a lot of gay people. I would say it definitely has strong gay themes, and the gay community should know that frankly it has been a moral struggle for me to even acknowledge the heterosexual community in this book at all. But I am slowly reaching out an olive branch to the heterosexual community, even though I believe everything they do goes against the teachings of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. But I'm trying not to judge them.

    Q: Describe your ideal, make-a-wish day of personal experiences with bats**t celebrities.
    KG: Well, it would start with some sort of a fit in the hair-and-makeup trailer on a set. I heard a story that when Sharon Stone was working on "Casino," she got into such a fight with her hairdresser, that after he spent four hours doing this beautiful bouffant hairdo for her, she got up and walked in the sink and put her head underwater. I have no idea if that's true, but I hope it is, cause that's some awesome s**t I would love to see. Then it would go right to lunch, where I could witness an eating disorder. Maybe a Lohan is purging in a bush somewhere with her finger down her throat. Or perhaps there's an Olsen twin on a scale crying because she finally tipped 100. Any outburst over weight I would cherish. Also, it would be great to see an actress have a workload meltdown. So maybe at 2:00 some A-lister saying, "I can't handle this s**t anymore." Because I love when actors can't deal with a normal workday, and they think two in the afternoon is like midnight, so I would love to see somebody storming to their car, exhausted because they've put in a grueling four-hour workday of saying three lines and texting their nanny. Then it's maybe off to an illicit affair. At the top of my wish list would be following a rapper or a football player over to his baby mama's hou

    Specs

    ISBN 9780345518569
    Genre BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts
    Format Paperback
    Pages 367
    Publisher Date 2010-06-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Ballantine Books
    Copyright Year 2010
    Height 8.0 in
    Wdth 5.25 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 0.65 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Griffin, Kathy

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    • Love this book!

      This is a great book...Very funny memoir. A great book to read by the pool, at the beach, etc.

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    • Good Read

      Great book and it was a fast read. If you like Kathy Griffin, you will enjoy. Funny and entertaining look into her life.

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