Anointment from the Poprah through her monthly book club can turn civilian writers into celebrity authors overnight.
So comedian and tormented D-lister Kathy Griffin is using the power of the petition to try to persuade Her Eminence, Oprah Winfrey, to bestow the literary equivalent of a papal blessing on her forthcoming memoir: Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin, due out Sept. 8 from Random House.
Yo, Kathy, you may need more than public acclamation to ingratiate yourself to Oprah, though. You don’t mock the Poprah — most notably by referring to Gayle King, O’s pal and colleague, as “Oprah’s boyfriend” — without consequence. So you may want to butter her up — literally. We recommend sending the doyenne of daytime divas cases and cases of croissants and cookies.