“With a foreword begging Oprah to be on her show and a chapter called ”Brooke Shields, Don’t Read This,” Kathy Griffin’s autobiography, Official Book Club Selection, is everything you’d expect. What makes it a terrific read, though, is all the stuff you wouldn’t expect: binge eating (her own, not Paula Abdul’s); her conviction that her late brother was a child molester; and her unflinching accounts of her plastic surgery and her divorce. Whether or not you’re a fan, you’ll respect her tenacity, work ethic, and loyalty to her parents. And if you are a fan of Griffin’s celeb-tastic stand-up, skip to chapter 8, which should be called ”Helen Hunt, Thomas Haden Church, and Ellen DeGeneres, Don’t Read This.” Everyone else, dive in. A–”—Entertainment Weekly
“Funny, honest, and refreshingly unsentimental. Griffin embraces Michael Corleone’s mantra with a vengeance: All business is personal.” – NY POST
“You feel as if Griffin is in the room with you, excitedly gesturing as she recounts a story [and] that’s the beauty of Official Book Club Selection—Griffin has been made a fool countless times in her career and her willingness to share those lumps, which, face it, you’ll never read in some Oscar-winning A-lister’s autobiography, endears her tremendously.”—Richmond Times Dispatch
From the Hardcover edition.