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“Suck It!” Kathy Griffin is known for her trademark wit and sassy attitude. People who have wondered if Griffin has always been this way can find out in her memoir Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin (by the way, the answer is a resounding YES!)

Griffin details her early life, and is painfully honest when it comes to even the harshest events in her life. But, as Griffin has learned firsthand, the hard stuff teaches you, and if Griffin’s case is any indicator, helps you shine brighter than the other stars.

Through filming movies, a marriage, various stand up routines, television deals and everything in between (usually with mom Maggie by her side), Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin is a funny, honest piece of life as Kathy Griffin.

I really like Kathy Griffin, especially after reading this book. I was unaware of so many of the things that had happened to her, including the eating disorders and abuse she suffered–it’s hard to believe someone I see as so strong would face such issues, but the important thing to remember is that these experiences helped shape her.

I purchased this at a book signing event, signed by Kathy herself. She also signed my Barnes and Noble Nook ereader. Overall, it was a fun read and it was really great to meet the author before reading the book–if anything it created even more excitement.

I look forward to any other future author events, as well as any other book Ms. Griffin may write. I think know if I had the chance to see Kathy Griffin again, in any capacity, I would. I also highly recommend it.


Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin by Kathy Griffin
Ballantine Books, 384 pages
Published June 2010, Retail price: $15.00 USD


Welcome to this, the very first IPA (In Person Announcement)…

This one is about Rachel Vincent, a popular YA novelist, will be in the Chicago area for unique opportunities to talk to fans–you may even get a photo opportunity with her–wouldn’t it be great to share that with your friends and family–and even your Facebook page or Twitter account?

Rachel will be in Chicago at the end of June. You can see more details about the event, plus the opportunity to get a free tote bag

Rachel will be promoting her newest book, My Soul to Keep, which I MIGHT be reviewing in the near future.

Her events are:

Rachel Vincent Event Schedule

Friday, June 25th:

Meijer Highland, IN
10138 Indianapolis Blvd
Highland, IN 46322

Kmart Tinley Park, IL
16300 Harlem
Tinley Park, IL 60477

Walmart Joliet, IL
2424 W. Jefferson
St, Joliet, IL, 60436

Saturday, June 26th:

Kmart Naperville, IL
1199 E. Ogden Ave.
Naperville, IL 60563

Kmart Bloomingdale, IL
156 South Gary Ave
Bloomingdale, IL 60108

Walmart Gurnee, IL
6590 Grand Ave
Gurnee, IL 60031

Sunday, June 27th:

Kmart Racine, WI
2211 South Green Bay
Racine, WI 53406

Kmart Brookfield, WI
18200 W Bluemound Rd
Brookfield, WI 53045

I’d like you to take a minute and check out this file that I’ve uploaded–it’s a PDF of the event– and even includes the details about the free tote bag offer, as well as the other ladies who are partaking in this event. And, if you go, please let me know–I’d love to see your picture from the event–I will even post it on the blog!


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