I knew that if I read Kathy Griffin’s autobiography about her life that I would learn a thing or two about how to write an autobiography.
Sure, I could’ve chosen to read a book from someone who was gay bashed by bullies and their own parents (which is the main focus of this book) but well, frankly, I couldn’t find any. And actually, Kathy’s book is the perfect choice because she was bullied in school and she was almost molested like me. Although our situations are different, their not too far apart.
In fact, they are pretty much the same except she was only kissed by a 28-year-old when she was 13, I was lead around the house with my balls being held onto tightly when I was 15 before being tongue raped by a 50 something year old ex-prostitute woman who was my mothers best friend. Great, I just told you the whole story, now what incentive do you have to read my book?
Well, it’s not the only story but at any rate, she has given me more confidence in the way to structure my paragraphs and even adding pictures and other graphics. Although, I won’t be using a tiara. Maybe…
I haven’t finished her book yet but I have two-thirds of the book to go. It’s a very interesting read if you get a chance to pick up a copy or buy an e-book version of it. Even if you don’t like her you will find her book easy to read, heart breaking and hilarious all at the same time. I laughed, I cried, I screamed in pain because I passed a kidney stone while reading. Ok that last part wasn’t true but I did cry for her pain and I laughed at her jokes.
So now that I’m inspired by her writing, even though I’m not finished with her book I feel more comfortable to continue writing at night which is usually when I have more energy to write since I have insomnia. Why I get energy late at night I have no idea. It just happens that way.