Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Kathleen Mary Griffin  

Pen Name: Kathy Griffin

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1960 in Oak Park, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Griffin lived in Illinois until 1978 when she convinced her parents to move to Los Angeles.

Biographical and Professional Information

Kathy Griffin, a multi-Emmy Award-winning and Grammy-winning comedian and actress, is best known for her Bravo television reality show ''Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List'', her multiple stand-up comedy specials on HBO, Comedy Central, and Bravo, and her four-year stint on the NBC sitcom ''Suddenly Susan''. She has hosted several award shows and appeared on numerous talk shows including ''Late Night with David Letterman'', ''The Tonight Show with Jay Leno'', and ''The View'', and she holds a Guinness World Record for having had more televised specials than any comedian, male or female. She performs to sold-out audiences at venues worldwide. Griffin has participated in two USO tours and is also a model, writer, producer and activist.


'A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin ' New York Times #1 Bestseller

Speaking Engagements

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Kathy Griffin's celebrity run-ins :
ISBN: 1250115639. OCLC Number: 944933714

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An A-Z compendium of the celebrities comedian and TV personality Kathy Griffin has met over the years and the anecdotes only she can tell about them.

Official book club selection :
ISBN: 034551856X. OCLC Number: 462880076

Ballantine Books Trade Paperbacks,. .

The feisty comic recounts the highs and lows of her career while celebrating the friends and mentors who helped her along the way, and offers details on her childhood in Illinois, her plastic surgery disasters, and her failed marriage.