Below are Kathy Najimy's favorite books, available to purchase individually or as a set.
American actress Kathy Najimy’s work can be seen across television, film, and the stage: for 13 seasons, she voiced the character of Peggy Hill on King of the Hill, and she became a comedy hit Off-Broadway as part of the comedy duo Kathy and Mo — but for children of the ‘90s, Najimy is best loved as witchy sister Mary Sanderson in Hocus Pocus, and as Sister Mary Patrick in Sister Act. Najimy’s work extends beyond entertainment and into activism; as a celebrity contestant on game shows, she has won and donated money to organizations working to end violence against women, stop gender apartheid, and empower girls. See the full list...
She's Come Undone
The first and only fan letter I wrote to an author (other than to Gloria Steinem) was to Wally Lamb. It started with, “How can a man have written this book?” I bathed in Wally Lamb’s creation of a flawed but fascinating heroine teen girl who morphs into a sometimes misled, powerful and flawed adult woman. Her life’s adventures and choices, both positive and positively horrid, still touch me on my third, fourth and fifth read of this novel. (I loved it so much I voiced the book on tape.)
I discovered this book of poetry in 1978 and carried it in my purse (pages dogeared) for over ten years. It hasn’t been easy to find the 40 copies I’ve gifted to just about every young woman I’ve met. It includes pieces and poems of race, love, loneliness and violence against women, and the very being of women, written from Ntozakes’ very heart-filled and heartbreaking clear view of her body, her life and the world. The entries “No Gust of Wind” and “Every 3 Minutes” = Bible.
My Life on the Road
What is an activist icon made of? What is the path from a young girl in East Toledo to one of the most revered and powerful voices of women’s freedom and equality? All of Steinem’s books are a deep and moving roadmap to the core of who she is. For those who might think an activist/leader is a being who has always had a singular purpose and journey, think again and read Steinem’s “My Life on the Road.” Steinem’s “Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions,” (slipped to me by Carole Perkins, my Women’s Studies teacher) and “My Life on the Road,” have been my lighthouse.
$169.69 The Wall
$238.28 Bend in the River
$127.85 Please Kill Me
Gillian McCain and Legs McNeil
$144.73 Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words that Remade America
$339.94 The Stories of John Cheever
$162.83 Autobiography of Red
Margherita Missoni Amos
$300.95 Brave New World
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