Official Book Club Selection

Author: Kathy Griffin

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 034551856X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 367

View: 4646


The comedian and Emmy-winning self-proclaimed "D-list" star celebrates those who supported her on her rise to fame and also offers intimate details in a humorous look at the funny woman's life. Reprint. A best-selling memoir.

Official Book Club Selection

Author: Kathy Griffin

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345518578

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 6814


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 "Did she really say that?" moments, Official Book Club Selection will make you laugh until you cry, or just puke up a little bit.

Reading Communities from Salons to Cyberspace

Author: DeNel Rehberg Sedo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230308848

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 218

View: 9828


Reading is both a social process and a social formation, as this book illustrates across centuries and cultural contexts. Highlighting links evident in reading communities from literary salons to online environments, each essay reflects the rich repertoire of research methods available to reading scholars.

Make 'em Laugh! American Humorists of the 20th and 21st Centuries

Author: Zeke Jarvis

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440829950

Category: Social Science

Page: 322

View: 2475


This lighthearted and eye-opening book explores the role of comedy in cultural and political critiques of American society from the past century. • Provides a context, vocabulary, and perspective to better appreciate and understand American humor • Connects historical developments to cultural changes • Includes both academic references and popular works • Covers a wide range of artists over a variety of media • Examines and explains general trends in American comedy

The "People Power" Education Superbook: Book 10. Books, Literature, Podcasts (Book Lovers, Publishers, Authors, Ebooks, Fairy Tales, Poetry, Comics)

Author: Tony Kelbrat

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1312077522

Category: Education

Page: N.A

View: 1460


We’re nothing without books. Before man could record his thoughts to pass onto the next generation, people had to try to remember things or learn for themselves through trial and error. Knowledge runs the world. It doesn’t matter if books are hard copy or digital. They’re still where it’s at. I write books because I believe that knowledge is the key to the evolution of humanity. Books about books are at #808 at the library. Books about bestsellers are at #381.45 or Z1033.

Comic Genius

Author: N.A

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452131953

Category: Photography

Page: 200

View: 3629


This star-studded tribute to the kings and queens of comedy draws together such legendary names as Steve Martin, Tina Fey, Steve Carell, Eddie Murphy, Robin Williams, Ricky Gervais, and many more. Granted extraordinary access, photographer Matt Hoyle has captured his subjects in portraits that are works of art in themselves—by turns zany and deadpan, laugh-out-loud and contemplative. Accompanying them are first-person reflections from each of the comedians on life and laughter that always cut straight to the heart of comedy: it's funny because it's true. Page after sidesplitting page in Comic Genius offers prose as engaging as each portrait is memorable. Here, in one handsome package, is the gift of laughter itself. Comic Genius is proud to support Save The Children.

What If I'm an Atheist?

Author: David Seidman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1582704066

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

View: 2766


A guide to atheism and nonbelief shares counsel on the challenges of questioning the views of one's upbringing, establishing beliefs about religion and spirituality, and addressing the practical aspects of managing religious occasions.

Trailer Park Avenue Diaries - Volume Six, 2005-2009

Author: Kenneth Carmon Clements

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1105479250

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

View: 1339


Trailer Park Avenue Diaries, Volume Six, 2005-2009 Written by Kenneth Carmon Clements, this volume continues with the ongoing insane compulsive behaviors of the writer living in Astoria, New York and working in Manhattan. The diaries are many things...boring, inane, shocking...but above all, they are honest and raw. How does a person go from a childhood home in a trailer park to a two bedroom apartment on Park Avenue in Manhattan? Reader beware...

American Taboo: The Forbidden Words, Unspoken Rules, and Secret Morality of Popular Culture

Author: Lauren Rosewarne

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313399344

Category: Social Science

Page: 323

View: 1530


America's often-unspoken morality codes make many topics taboo in "the land of the free." This book analyzes hundreds of popular culture examples to expose how the media both avoids and alludes to how we derive pleasure from our bodies. • Analyzes an enormous range of popular culture examples in a lively and highly readable writing style • Identifies and examines 12 separate taboos of the media • Provides interdisciplinary coverage that intersects with a wide variety of subject areas, including cultural studies, philosophy, feminism, and queer culture • Offers not only in-depth descriptions of cultural taboos but also clear explanations of why they exist • Supplies fascinating and useful information for general audiences as well as students and scholars of popular culture, political science, sexuality and gender studies, and sociology