Comedian Kathy Griffin has established herself as one of the funniest comedians on television. She is also a best-selling author and loves reading. We will be looking at Kathy Griffin’s ten favorite books and why they are her favorite.
Griffin got her start in comedy in the 1990’s in Los Angeles in an improvisational comedy troupe. She made a name for herself in the comedy scene and landed a HBO special in 1998 called “Hot Cup of Talk.” Besides that, she also made a few appearances on television and movies in the 1990’s. In 2012, Griffen had her own show called Kathy which was a one-hour weekly show that would incorporate comedy.
Kathy Griffin’s Ten Favorite Books
- Dear Madam President by Jennifer Palmieri
- Dark Money by Jane Mayer
- Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology by Leah Remini
- Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
- Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler
- In The Country We Love by Diane Guerrero
- Enter Talking by Joan Rivers
- White House Diary by Jimmy Carter
- Celebrity Detox (The Fame Game) by Rosie O’Donnell
- Women & Money: Owning The Power To Control Your Destiny by Suze Orman
A List Unlike any Other
Looking at Griffin’s list, it is hard to imagine another one that is exactly like hers. Her list doesn’t include classics like many list but books that she has come across and has enjoyed over the decades. And we know why Griffin chose these books.
Dear Madam President by Jennifer Palmieri
“When I saw Palmieri interviewed on the Rachel Maddow Show, I started crying. This book doesn’t take the sting off November 8, 2016, but Palmieri lays out a very touching, emotional, and informative road map to get us back to the mindset where we believed our first female President will become a reality.” – Griffin
Dark Money by Jane Mayer
“Jane Mayer of the New Yorker shines a bright light on the billionaires that are often secretly hijacking our democracy. I learned a lot reading this book including all of the shady tax-exempt vehicles billionaires use to push their agenda. A book like this could easily be tedious, but Mayer wrote a book that is gripping and enraging.” – Griffin
Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
“Roxane Gay is one of the funniest and most insightful authors, and her book of essays is essential reading because I think most women can relate to her varied interests, and I am no exception. Gay, an academic and prolific author, writes about watching certain reality shows but also recognizing how damaging they can be. She writes about feminism in a way that is deeply authentic and realistic. Also, as someone who has had to work her way up this business for years, I really appreciate that she is an overnight success twenty years in the making.” – Griffin
In The Country We Love by Diane Guerrero
“You may recognize Diane Guerrero’s name from Orange Is the New Black and Jane the Virgin, but her memoir is about the tragedy that struck her in her childhood. When she was just 14 year old, she came home to discover that her parents and brother had been arrested and were being deported back to Columbia. Diane got to stay in the US because she was born here. At a time when immigrants are living in more fear than ever, Guerrero’s book is a must-read.” – Griffin
Women & Money: Owning The Power To Control Your Destiny by Suze Orman
“I love this book because it really helped me get in touch with what I needed to learn in order to become powerful with my life and my money.” – Griffin
That is all for Kathy Griffin’s ten favorite books list. What did you think of her list? Let us know in the comments below!