Number of page: 368
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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
Great book but even better as an audiobook Kathy has has a very interesting life in this book is excellent. But you must listen to the audio book Kathy adds so much more to the stories.
- Gianni Stella
Revealing I could find myself in many ways in this book. As a growing gay man, as an aspirer to my dreams, as a wandering soul.
- Sharron Routh
Fairly good. Not lol however
- Kathleen m.
hellokathy hilarious. no wonder she is such a good storyteller. SHE CAN WRITE.
- Amy B.
Im a reader Love her love her book. Must read
Love this book! This is a great book Very funny memoir. A great book to read by the pool at the beach etc.
Slow Delivery I ordered the book from Overstock because it was a little less expensive than Amazon and my local independent bookstore did not carry it.. Although I wanted to take it on vacation with me the book
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.
SUPERBLY FUNNY! KATHY GRIFFIN IS “A LIST” NOW! I love this book! Kathy Griffin touched me with her poignant & honest tell-all. She is really a rock star of comedy. She is REAL! And that is why I have been a fan from the beginning of her career
Kathy Griffin’s Celebrity Run-Ins: My A-Z Index
From 1 New York Times bestselling author Kathy Griffin an A Z compendium of her celebrity run ins and the jaw dropping charming and sometimes bizarre anecdotes only she can tell about them Kathy Griffin s Celebrity Run Ins is Kathy s funny juicy index of all of the celebrities she has met during her many years in show business bursting with never before told stories Starting with Woody Allen and ending with Warren Zevon Kathy Griffin s Celebrity Run Ins is a who s who of pop culture Leonardo DiCaprio Nick Jonas Kendall Jenner Anna Kendrick Lily Tomlin Suge Knight Barbra Streisand Ashton Kutcher Queen Latifah Maria Shriver Jared Leto Selena Gomez Meghan Trainor Macklemore Bruno Mars Aaron Paul Pink Pitbull Sia Britney Spears Taylor Swift Christina Aguilera and many more Who would imagine that Kathy was an extra in a Michael Jackson commercial guess which one That she and Salman Rushdie trade celebrity stories That Donald Trump once drove Kathy and Liza Minelli around on a golf cart That Sidney Poitier has a wicked sense of humor That Demi Lovato has none That David Letterman is still scared of Cher That Channing Tatum is as polite as they come and Tom Hanks might have the best perspective on fame of anyone Kathy that s who Kathy has met everyone and after reading this book you will feel as if you have too Kathy Griffin has seen it all Shocking and sidesplitting Kathy Griffin s Celebrity Run Ins is an indispensable guide to the stars from one of our most beloved comedians Can you handle it
A hilarious and biting memoir from the actor comedian andSaturday Night Livealumni David Spade David Spade is best known for his harsh Hollywood Minute Sketches onSNL his starring roles in movies likeJoe DirtandTommy Boy and his seven year stint as Dennis Finch on the seriesJust Shoot Me Now with a wit as dry as the weather in his home state of Arizona the comic brat extraordinaire tells his story inAlmost Interesting First Taking fans back to his childhood as a wannabe cool younger brother and recounting his excruciating road tour to fame when he was regularly mistaken for a ten year old Spade then dishes about his time crisscrossing the country as a comedian for low paying gigs and dragging along his mother s old suitcase full of props He also covers his years onSNLduring the beloved Rock Sandler Farley era of the 1990s including hisclose working relationship and friendship with Chris Farleyand brags about the ridiculous perks that fame has brought into his life including the constant fear of being fired a crazy ex assistant who attacked him while he was sleeping a run in with Eddie Murphy on the mean streets of Beverly Hills and of course an endless supply of hot chicks Sometimes dirty always funny and as sharp as a tack Almost Interestingreminds you why David Spade is one of our generation s favorite funny guys
Einstein’s Refrigerator: And Other Stories from the Flip Side of History
Steve Silverman was looking for a way to add some spice to his high school lectures when he realized that weird and bizarre true life stories would capture his students attention In fact they worked so well that the science teacher then began posting his discoveries to his own Web site which he dubbed Useless Information Well researched and clearly sourced Silverman s unusual tidbits have gained a wide following In Einstein s Refrigerator Silverman collects more than 30 of the most fascinating stories he has gathered tales of forgotten genius great blunders and incredible feats of survival as well as answers to puzzling questions Einstein s Refrigerator is a remarkable book with spellbinding stories Whatever happened to the refrigerator Einstein helped invent While it never became a commercial success its underlying concepts became the basis for cooling nuclear breeder reactors
Age and Guile Beat Youth, Innocence, and a Bad Haircut
Readers may be shocked to discover that America s most provocative and conservative satirist P J O Rourke was at one time a raving pinko with scars on his formerly bleeding heart to prove it In Age and Guile Beat Youth Innocence and a Bad Haircut O Rourke chronicles the remarkable trajectory that took him from the lighthearted fun of the revolutionary barricades to the serious business of the nineteenth hole How did the O Rourke of 1970 who summarized the world of grown ups as materialism sexual hang ups the Republican party uncomfortable clothes engagement rings car accidents Pat Boone competition patriotism cheating lying ranch houses and TV come to be in favor of all of those things What causes a beatnik hippie type comfortable sleeping on dirty mattresses in pot addled communes as P J did when he was a writer for assorted underground papers to metamorphosize into a right wing middle aged grouch Here P J shows how his Socialist idealism and avant garde aesthetic tendencies were cured and how he acquired a healthy and commendable interest in national defense the balanced budget Porsches and Cohiba cigars P J O Rourke s message is that there s hope for all those suffering from acute Bohemianism or as he puts it Pull your pants up turn your hat around and get a job From the fictionalized accounts of his career as a hard drinking hippie to the Benchley in the age of macho lampoon of fly fishing Mr O Rourke shows an incorrigible comic gift and an eye for detail that keeps the wild stuff grounded The New York Times Book Review