“Googled a 1000 times how to use a semicolon”: Kelly Ripa Was Too Proud To Hire a Ghostwriter for Her Book ‘Live Wire’

Starting her career with local TV gigs to getting her first big break as an actress in All My Children, Kelly Ripa has been in the business of entertainment ever since. Now it has been more than 30 years since the Live host has become one of the prominent faces on screen. Although Ripa is best at her job of hosting, she barely had little knowledge about writing. But her desire for a mémoire made her go through its challenges with constant help from her peers, and publishers. 

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Kelly Ripa speaks about her book Live Wire

Ultimately, with help and her own zeal for writing she completed her book Live Wire: Long-Winded Short Stories. Appearing on Jimmy Fallon, Kelly Ripa spoke about the challenges that she faced while writing the mémoire. The 52-year-old actress proudly mentioned not hiring a ghostwriter for her book. 

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Kelly Ripa Faced Challenges While Writing Her Mémoire

Kelly Ripa isn’t holding back herself from spilling secrets and personal life details. The 52-year-old actress is known for having no control over her mouth when it comes to sharing personal information. The TV show host has previously spoken about her intimate life with her husband on live television. However, recently with her book being launched by the end of September 2022, Kelly Ripa opened up her life to her readers as well. 

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Kelly Ripa appeared on Jimmy Fallon’s show

Appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the actress spoke purposefully about the challenges she faced while writing her mémoire. She started off by letting her audience know, that her passionate way of journaling made her write 200 extra pages which were to be removed while editing. Further, she mentioned, “It was a lot harder than I thought. I thought that, because I read books, that I could somehow write them.” Without acknowledging the challenges that she might face in the process, Ripa admitted to jumping right into it. 

Jimmy Fallon added to the conversation that “it’s very hard to write a book”. To which Ripa admitted, “it was really hard, and you know there were times I realized I’m such a poor typist, that I wound up writing it freehand half the time and then transposing it.” Speaking with Fallon, Ripa shared her honest feelings regarding her book and the challenges associated with it. 

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Kelly Ripa Avoided Hiring A Ghostwriter For Her Mémoire 

Kelly Ripa confessed how difficult writing a book can be, however, on being asked about hiring a ghostwriter, she simply avoided it. Fans feel it’s because she is too proud to hire a ghostwriter, while others feel it would have snatched her out of the limelight. But all throughout, Ripa had a completely different opinion about not hiring a ghostwriter. 

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Kelly Ripa’s memoir Live Wire: Long-Winded Short Stories

Jimmy Fallon brought up the topic of ghostwriting, “your publisher said, hey do you want a ghostwriter? Someone that can write this for you?” Before Ripa could reply to Fallon’s question, he answered it himself stating, “you said, ‘No, if I’m doing this, I got to do it myself.‘” Proud of doing it herself, Kelly Ripa accepted Fallon’s appreciation of “good for you”.  

Being overly modest and yet honest at the same time, Ripa mentioned, “good for me, but dumb me because I googled a thousand times, how to use a semicolon, how to use a colon. I still don’t know.” Shocked at her own incapabilities, and joined by Jimmy Fallon, the 52-year-old confessed, “I graduated high school, I should know this

Finally, addressing the challenges and overcoming them with the help of her peers, editors, and publisher, Kelly Ripa launched her book Live Wire: Long-Winded Short Stories.  

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Source: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Krittika Mukherjee
Krittika Mukherjee

Krittika has joined our team at Animated Times, as an entertainment content writer. Bringing along years of experience in the same field, the quintessential pop cult-loving Bengali girl has completed her Master's degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Amity University. This amateur photographer and doodler also posses Pandora's box of celebrity gossips. Not just that, she is a diehard Potterhead and wishes to become a dark tourist and visit the macabre spots in the world... well why not? #Wanderlust!

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