Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Kathy Griffin: you're "A" list in my book

During our adventures in New England, my boyfriend and I drove, like, a gazillion kilometers (that's a bazillion miles, for my American readers). Obviously, we had to find interesting things to do to pass the time in the car. 

My boyfriend had this excellent idea of purchasing audio books and listening to them during long stretches on the highway. I thought: Wow! That's great! All the benefits of reading without, you know, actually having to read.

Our favorite audio book, by far, was Kathy Griffin's autobiography, Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin, narrated by none other than Kathy herself. I already thought Ms. Griffin was the cat's meow, especially after watching her gut-bustingly funny reality show My Life on the D List

Now, I love her even more. It's official, she's on my girl crush list. Listening to the story of how she came to be who she is today was not only entertaining but a fascinating insight into Hollywood, and some big name peeps she may or may not have slept with. Anyway.

The point is, this chick is the shit. She worked her ass off and clawed her way to the top. She is the embodiment of perseverance. She also didn't shy away from more serious topics like problems within her family, the disintegration of her marriage and the dark side of her plastic surgeries.

In my eyes, Kathy is on the "A" list, if only for being so frank and constantly inappropriate; a woman after my own heart. I love you Kathy; not in a crazed fan kind of way or anything (well, maybe). But I digress.

If you're not familiar with Kathy Griffin, crawl out from that rock you've been living under and check out her reality show (on Bravo in the States, Comedy Network in Canada). She's also done some HBO specials, and was the sassy sidekick on a totally forgettable NBC sitcom called Suddenly Susan. But don't hold the latter against her. Larry David doesn't. Oh yeah, they're buds. Don't be fooled, Kathy's got the hook-up. 

I'm adding this to my to-do list: meet Kathy Griffin and become her BFFL. Tina won't mind. We'll be like the Three Musketeers. It'll be AWESOME.

That's my girl...


Anne @ frumpfactor said...

Preaching to the choir, baby. LOVE her.

Brahm (alfred lives here) said...

Love her. LUUUUUV her.

Read the book and thought it was smart and funny and touching and terrific.

Dying to see her live. Want to be her best friend, will settle for seeing her live. For now...


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