When news broke of Kathy Griffin selling her memoir for a reported $2 million, the logical response was: What could she have to tell us that we haven’t heard her say on stage in her act or in an episode of her Emmy-winning Bravo reality series, My Life on The D-List? Plenty, I suspect. Specials and episodes are only so long and for every horror/juicy story she’s shared, there are probably 50 others. And does it really matter if she repeats a few stories? If you’re a fan of Griffin (or, at least, if you’re this fan), you find yourself watching her specials every time you stumble upon them. Her tales are the kind you want to hear again and again because there’s always some hilarious detail you forgot that will make you laugh again. (Bravo is scheduled to tape her next special in Portland, Ore., on March 4, by the way.)
So, will you buy Griffin’s book? Do you think it will outsell Chelsea Handler’s Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea? And what do you want to read about? I want to know more about her childhood, the general struggles of life as a female comic, her failed marriage, and her friendship with Jennifer Coolidge (if I’m being specific).
P.S. For anyone who thinks Griffin is no longer on the D-List, she guest stars on The CW’s Privileged tonight. (I love the show, but any CW guest-starring gig is D-List.)
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