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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According To Kathy Griffin

I just finished Kathy Griffin's memoir "Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin". This was much lighter fare than the previous memoir I read, MacKenzie Phillips "High On Arrival". No drinking or drug stories here. In fact Kathy Griffin doesn't drink at all. I did, however, lose track of how many f-bombs were dropped.

I love Kathy Griffin and I miss watching her show "My Life On The D List". I haven't had cable or satellite in it seems like eons and I truly miss her show. Yes, she can count me as one of her gays.

Kathy Griffin's book should have been titled "Hardest Working Woman In Show Business". Talk about working hard just to get on the 'D List'! That Irish Catholic gal definitely knows the meaning of 'good work ethic'.

She chronicles her early days and hits the highlights (or lowlights, as it were) of the last few years. Her Emmy adventures, Fanning gate (as she calls it), and her marriage and her family. She drops names. (Hey Oprah!) And discusses the sitcom she was on with Brooke Shields, "Suddenly Susan" (1996). She also tells a colorful tale about Andy Dick. She also talks about her current show, "My Life On The D List" which is in it's 5th season.

Definitely an enjoyable, quick read. I would recommend it.

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A.Marie said...

Hi there! I came over to see how you are doing! I have to admit it...I absolutely LOVE Manheim Steamroller...when they come on the radio, I am in HEAVEN! I know, I am such a nerd! HA!

You wanna know who else is awesome? I are just dying for me to tell you...LOL

Trans-Siberian Orchestra! They are awesome!

StaceyC4 said...

Hey! I enjoy her stand-up act but like you said, I can easily lose track of the f-bombs and after a while, it stops being quite so funny. I do like her, though. Glad it was a good read!

Lin said...

I haven't seen her on cable lately, so don't worry that you are missing anything. I do love her though, she is hilarious!

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