Live Wire: Long-Winded Short Stories
#2 Best-Selling Non-Fiction Book on Amazon This Week
About the Book
A sharp, funny, and honest collection of real-life stories from Kelly Ripa, showing the many dimensions and crackling wit of the beloved daytime talk show host.
In Live Wire, her first book, Kelly shows what really makes her tick. As a professional, as a wife, as a daughter and as a mother, she brings a hard-earned wisdom and an eye for the absurdity of life to every minute of every day. It is her relatability in all of these roles that has earned her fans worldwide and millions of followers on social media. Whether recounting how she and Mark really met, the level of chauvinism she experienced on set, how Jersey Pride follows her wherever she goes, and many, many moments of utter mortification (whence she proves that you cannot, in fact, die of embarrassment) Kelly always tells it like it is. Ms. Ripa takes no prisoners.
Surprising, at times savage, a little shameless and always with humor… Live Wire shows Kelly as she really is offscreen—a very wise woman who has something to say.
Reviewed in the United States on October 3, 2022
So, I loved the book. It has everything I want and need for a great read. Interesting - check. Emotional - check. Funny - check. Heart-warming - check. I enjoyed the stories almost as if they were told by a family member. I giggled at some and teared up at others (The college drop off - UGH - I'm still choked up about that one) Kelly is exactly who I'd hope she'd be in this book. She laid it all out - and I say, Bravo! Thank you for taking me away from reality for a bit and allowing me to live in yours (I want a moment with Richard Gere - even if he forgets it - haha) Anyway - great job and I know your family and friends must be very proud <3