Memoir: February 2009 Archives

D-Lister Griffin makes $2 million deal

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The New York Observer reports that comedian Kathy Griffin is being paid $2 million to write a memoir. That's right. Random House apparently put up the winning bid for the Oak Park native to tell all.


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Kathy Griffin at the Grammy
Awards earlier this month.

(Getty Images)


Readers will be the judge as to whether her life is as funny as her stand-up comedy act or her TV Show, "My Life on the D-List," in which she regularly skewers A-List celebrities. But seriously, what will she care once the book is out? She'll have the last laugh either way, and $2 million in her pocket.

Elizabeth Edwards' 'Resilience'

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Elizabeth Edwards
Elizabeth Edwards


Elizabeth Edwards' memoir, Resilience, to be published May 12, will likely address her husband's affair. Former presidential hopeful John Edwards publicly admitted his affair with video producer Rielle Hunter, though he denies fathering her 6-month-old child.

Broadway Books publicist David Drake declined to discuss details of the book but said it would serve as a sort of sequel to her previous memoir, Saving Graces (2006), which mostly focused on the death of her son Wade in 1996 and her battle with breast cancer.

"She has always been a kind of candid and honest writer," he said. "And people can expect that of her in her new book."