Kathy Griffin's Autobiography Namedrops Bulimia and Speed
Sometime before Kathy Griffin made a career of tipping boxes of wine for her 89-year-old mother on Bravo, she had to establish herself in Hollywood using age-old tricks of the trade, like drugs. With her new autobiography Official Book Club Selection, the My Life on the D List star's confessional writing veers into descriptions of drug abuse, which better not be a vicious lie if she's baiting Oprah. Griffin also fesses up to a number of dramatic attempts to lose weight as a young comedian on the make. Speed, a near-death experience with liposuction, and a major eating disorder all spring up -- accompanied by punchlines.
On her use of speed after she found diet pills, day-long aerobics classes, and bulimia insufficient:
"I am very proud of my two weeks on speed... It was full-on illegal speed. I took it to lose weight, which is not very smart... I just felt three times as hungry afterward."
On the liposuction that physically scarred and almost killed her, accompanied by photos of her post-surgery condition:
"I want women to know that this is what lipo looks like. Like, are you sure you don't want to just work out a little more?"
On plastic surgery:
"I was told repeatedly, 'You would be pretty if it weren't for that nose. You'd work more if it weren't for that nose. Hey have you considered getting a nose job?' You would think I had a nose the size of Texas. I was young and impressionable and I was told that enough that I started to believe it, so I got a nose job."
Now, when will she cop to that Young Christopher Walken addiction?