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Diary of a Mad Diva - Joan Rivers


Published: 27th August 2014
For Ages: 18+ years old
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Anais Nïn, Anne Frank and Sylvia Plath wrote the world's most famous diaries. And where are they today? Dead. But the world's other great diarist, Joan Rivers, is alive and kicking. And complaining.

In the extraordinary tradition of The Habit of Being: Letters of Flannery O'Connor and George Orwell's Diaries, comes an intimate and enriching glimpse into the mind of the most illuminating woman-of-letters of her generation—the provocative exploration of an age in which she has lived on and on and on and on.

Following up the phenomenal success of her headline-making New York Times bestseller I Hate Everyone . . . Starting With Me, the unstoppable Joan Rivers is at it again. When her daughter, Melissa, gives her a diary for Christmas, at first Joan is horrified and thinks, Who the hell does Melissa think I am? That fat pig Bridget Jones? But as Joan, being both beautiful and introspective, begins to record her day-to-day musings, she realizes she has a lot to say.

About everything. And everyone, God help them.

The result? A no-holds-barred, delightfully vicious and always hilarious look at the everyday life of the ultimate diva. Follow Joan on a family vacation in Mexico and on trips between New York and Los Angeles, where she mingles with the stars, never missing a beat as she delivers blistering critiques on current events, and excoriating insights about life, pop culture, and celebrities (from A-list to D-list), all in her relentlessly funny signature style.

This is the Diary of a Mad Diva. For the first time in a century, a diary by someone who's actually worth reading—and worth suing.

About the Author

Comedienne, Emmy Award-winning TV host, Tony-nominated actress and CEO, Joan Rivers is an icon of American culture. She is a bestselling author, "Celebrity Apprentice" winner, writer, producer, director, and savvy businesswoman who has overcome great odds to reinvent herself time and time again. Joan hosts E! Network's popular series "Fashion Police," and stars with her daughter, Melissa, in their own weekly reality show, "Joan and Melissa: ""Joan Knows Best?" on WEtv Network. Her critically acclaimed documentary, "Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work "premiered in theaters nationwide and is available on DVD. Rivers also performs her trademark stand-up comedy act in front of sold-out audiences in the U.S. and abroad. Amongst all of her success, Joan's most joyous triumph is being a mother and grandmother. She resides in New York, Los Angeles, and fine jewelry stores all across the country..


Praise for I Hate Everyone Starting with Me More punch lines per paragraph than any book I ve read in years. The New York Times Nobody, but nobody, can hate like Joan Rivers. It is a gift. It is also shocking, the things she makes us laugh at Joan Rivers is extraordinary, but she s not for the easily offended or for anyone who gets offended at all. People Often hilarious, often shocking, totally politically incorrect. Liz Smith She holds nothing back. The Washington Post Spares no one. Huffington Post An entertaining rant The only thing missing is the sound of a drumroll and cymbals to feel as though one is sitting in a nightclub watching a live comedy marathon A raucous, biting look at life. Kirkus Reviews Rivers is equally passionate and opinionated on every subject she discusses. Hilarious and undeniably original. Publishers Weekly "

ISBN: 9780425269022
ISBN-10: 0425269027
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 294
Published: 27th August 2014
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.0  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 1