"I think my mother, of course, very innocently was the kiss of death when she said to my then-boyfriend Tom, "You're prettier than any of the girls." [
] And in those days, that was maybe the first red flag -- when the guys were prettier than the girls. And frankly, when the guys
to be prettier than the girls. I didn't know exactly what it meant to be gay, I just knew I wanted to be near them."
discussing the first time she first became aware of The Gays during her Out.com interview. Kathy's new book,
Official Book Club Selection
, hits stores on September 8th and she'll be at Barnes & Noble in Tribeca, New York City, (97 Warren St. [at Greenwich St.]) at 7:00 pm that night to read a little something-something, sign books, cavort with her adoring fans, and officially kick off her career as a splashy celebrity memoirist.
Check out our exclusive interview with Kathy Griffin on Out.com.