I started reading this book on October 17th and just finished reading it today. It took me awhile to read it because it was so big but I enjoyed every minute.
I wanted to read this book not just to read all about Kathy’s life but I also wanted to read it as research for my own autobiography and it helped out a lot. It also gave me encouragement to include a few things that I was afraid to, but not too many things.
I was touched in chapter 4 when she talked about her brothers friend sexually assaulting her, yes it was only a kiss but he was 28 and she was 13, that is sexual assault, rape and child molestation. Then she talked about her brother almost molesting her too. I was actually in tears throughout most of that chapter.
Then when I got to chapter 9 where she was talking about doing Suddenly Susan and talked about her co-star David Strickland I started crying because I liked him. I heard about the drugs but I didn’t know the whole story.
When I first heard on the news that he killed himself I just remember crying because I loved him on Suddenly Susan. When I hear that an actor who I loved killed themselves, it makes me sad and upset. He had some pretty funny lines and he was so cute and I just couldn’t see him killing himself especially when he’s working on a TV show. It was just really sad.
But then she got to Woz, co-founder of Apple and then she had all these emails in that chapter. I think I fell asleep about 3 times. I just couldn’t stay awake. It took me longer to read that chapter than any of the other chapters. I don’t know why she put them in there. I mean, she could’ve just made up a story of how things progressed based on her recollection of the emails but she thought it would be better to just show them.
I was glad when the next chapter was going back to the story though. By the time I got to the end of the book, there was an interview with Kathy from Random House. Again, I was bored to tears.
I love Kathy Griffin to death and I was happy that I finally got to read her book. I laughed, I cried and then I fell asleep. Despite the boring parts, I still give her props for writing it. She could’ve left the world in the dark but she chose to let us in on that private part and for that I thank her.
I think that if a person doesn’t like Kathy Griffin for her humor, read this book and it just might change your mind. Maybe you might all of a sudden be able to remove the very long and very thick stick out of your ass and realize how funny she really is.
Let me tell you how D-list she really is. I went to put in the tags for this post and let yahoo suggest tags and it didn’t even show her name as a tag. Hello, how many times is her name listed in this post? You would think that her name would’ve shown up in the tags. I thought that she if anyone would appreciate the humor in that.