Congratulation Kelly ! I will love to read your new book about your whole life.
“Live Wire: Long Winded Short Stories,” out Tuesday, is a collection of essays about Ripa’s life both on and off-screen. Ripa opens up about personal challenges with humor and shares behind-the-scenes looks at her life with various high-profile colleagues. In the book, Ripa also shares her long struggle with anxiety.
The LIVE with Kelly and Ryan star celebrated her book’s release on Tuesday by sharing the unexpected photo with fans on Instagram. In the image, Kelly can be seen with her back to the camera, lifting her skirt up while standing over Mark’s head as he sits on the floor between her leg
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“Alternate cover for my book, Live Wire, but thankfully @instasuelos intervened! LIVE WIRE is available tomorrow wherever books are sold,” Kelly captioned the provocative image.
The photo left Kelly’s fans divided, with many praising the tongue-in-cheek image, while others appeared to disapprove. One responded: “I’m printing this out & pasting it on my book!” A second said: “I’m dead, Lol. Great cover.”
A third added: “Priceless! You would have sold millions around the world in 5 minutes with that cover.”
Some were less than enthusiastic about the intimate snapshot, with one commenting: “Glad Mark intervened. You’re classier than that.” Another added: “Kinda crude,” and another said: “Don’t like it.”
Kelly’s cheeky cover divided fans
Kelly has been busy promoting her debut book, Live Wire, which is out now, and she has been supported every step of the way by her husband. It’s been a long time coming for the TV star as the book was announced in July last year, with Kelly sharing her excitement on her Instagram Stories at the time.
She wrote: “Just announced! Live Wire by Kelly Ripa coming 2022 from Dey St. Books.” Taking to his own Stories to re-share his wife’s post, Mark had the sweetest response, adding: “@kellyripa can’t wait!!!! So good! So proud!!!”
Kelly’s debut book, Live Wire, is out now
According to Dey Street Books, a HarperCollins Publishers imprint, Live Wire will include 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”.
It will also feature “a collection of personal essays on childhood, motherhood, marriage, her career and the intersection of all the above” and will be “surprising, at times savage, a little shameless and always with humor.”
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