Bil Browning

Contest: Tip it!

Filed By Bil Browning | July 06, 2010 8:00 PM | comments

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Tags: free books, free stuff, Kathy Griffin, Maggie Griffin, Tip It

This week's contest can win three lucky Projectors a copy of Maggie Griffin's new book Tip It! courtesy of Hyperion & Voice Publishers.TipIt-jkt-art.jpg Once you've entered, you can always check out our Q&A with Maggie too.

Behind every great woman...there is a fabulous mother. Kathy Griffin, star of My Life on the D-List, is no exception. Her mother, Maggie Griffin, a regular on the show, has gathered legions of fans over the series' last five seasons and has become a star in her own right (much to her daughter's chagrin). Maggie will be close on her daughter's heels when her first book TIP IT!: The World According to Maggie (June 29, 2010; Hyperion; $23.99) hits bookshelves. In it, Maggie presents never-before-discussed personal information (including why she calls Bill O'Reilly her boyfriend), thoughts on life in Hollywood (why she keeps up with the Kardashian's), catch phrases and points of view (the correct way to drink boxed wine? "Tip it!"), why she loves participating in Gay Pride, and what it's like to play the spotlight-stealing mother to her hilarious, loudmouthed "D-List" daughter, both on camera and off the record.

To win, leave a comment below and tell us whether or not you've drank boxed wine. You must live in the United States or Canada to enter, but contributors are not eligible to win. One entry per person. Contest will close at noon Eastern on July 7, 2010.

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I hope you had a wonderful break for the holiday weekend. Although, I do wonder if perhaps you haven't had quite enough caffeine yet today. You state at the beginning of this artile that this book is by MAGGIE GALLAGHER!?!

I thought, "Why would I want a book by her?"


Ha! You nailed it. I wrote the post about an hour after I woke up and only half a cup into my coffee. :) I fixed it. Thanks for the tip.

Well, since I have to admit that I have drunk boxed wine, the confession comes with a story.

In the 1970's when I ran the NYU Gay People's Union (and boy, doesn't that name tell you a story), we had many different events which required our buying refreshment in bulk. The liquor store with which we dealt recommended it to us as the latest, greatest, invention that would allow us to buy quality for a good price, was easy to store, and would keep after it was open.

We were skeptical, but gave it a try. It wasn't bad, and we figured that its newness would make up for its tackiness. But ever image-conscious, when it didn't catch on as a trend, we went back to bottles. Above all else, our motto was, it must be tasteful! ;-)

John R. Selig | July 5, 2010 11:39 PM

It has been many years but yes I have to admit I had a box or two of wine in my fridge over the years. Most likely it was White Zinfandel. But I have learned a great deal since then and no boxed wine shall be found in my refrigerator these days.

I'm happy to report that I have never had any boxed wine. Did have some cheap bottled wine once, but wine's really not my thing.

Katherine Lewis | July 6, 2010 2:22 AM

I have to admit that I have tried boxed wine in my early years. The experience ranged from picnic-acceptable to run away...

I have not drank any boxed wine, but I really like Maggie.

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I think she is priceless. I just wish my mom could be half as understanding and accepting as Maggie!

David Hayes | July 6, 2010 6:30 PM

I always wanted to try it, but I never drank boxed wine. Actually the only thing I ever had was Corona mixed with coke.

Yes I have drunk boxed wine. I also discovered the empty three liter bag is recyclable into a great water bag for kayaking trips.

Call me a snobby dyke or whatnot, it doesn't matter to me, but I was born and raised in the California Wine Valleys, Sonoma area to be exact, and like hell I'm going to drink boxed wine voluntarily! Even after moving to Arizona (it's as bad as everyone claims it is) with my grandmother (who equally hates it) I only buy wine from that area.

Though her philosophy of downing it with no shame is one I can completely get behind. That's how a real woman, nay, a real human does it!

Yes, Yes I have. And we cook with it at Culinary School.
Tip it!

Kirk Lammert | July 7, 2010 12:29 AM

Yeppers... I've drank it. There are some really good ones out there now, not just Franzia!

Kyle Smith | July 7, 2010 1:11 AM

Yes I have drunk boxed wine! Since wine is not at all a favorite drink of mine, i do not care what quality it is. Of course the best way to enjoy boxed wine is in those great plastic wine glasses that you have to assemble by adding the bottom to the stem.

I actually use the individual boxed wines in my cooking - they keep in the fridge quite nicely with that screw-on top....

i drank boxed wine once. ONCE.

Yes, I was invited over for dinner and a three-way one night with some friends. They had a box of wine to help us be in the spirit as it were. I woke up the next day with the worst headache of my life. That reminds me, I need to call them.