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Kathie Lee Gifford "uncomfortable" with mommyblogging; TMI in books & television is okay
Blogging celebrity Heather Armstrong (better known as Dooce to most of cyberspace) recently made an appearance on The Today Show. Only instead of promoting her newly released book, Heather was subjected to the judgements of Kathie Lee Gifford about the evils of blogging . (Gifford, who clearly would not know a blog from a bog said, "There's something that worries me about it (blogging)......")
What made the whole interview so surreal is that Gifford is famous for over-sharing information about her life and family (Husband Frank slept naked and sleep-walked! Part of Gifford's nightly routine with Cody was giving him a bath and picking his nose!) much like the mommyblogging she finds "uncomfortable" only she did it on live television every morning when co-starring on "Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee".
Gifford saying, "Potty training and all those kinds of things are kind of private" triggered a vague memory, so I went on a little literary search at my local library.
There on a back shelf was a dusty copy of Gifford's 1992 autobiography, I Can't Believe I Said That!
I can't believe she said that either!
On page 257 of the New York Times best seller, Gifford shares an ancedote about Cody being confused and throwing a Twizzler in the toilet instead of eating it as a reward during potty training. On page 260 is the time Daddy Frank was showing Cody how to pee like a big boy. Cody was so funny that Frank "cracked up so hard he totally missed his target."
Private indeed, Kathie Lee.