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Dell, Apr 1, 1987 - Biography & Autobiography - 394 pages
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Joan Rivers describes her bitter and bizarre rise to stardom, from her earliest memories that she belonged onstage, through her independent struggle in Manhattan, to the evolution of her one-person show and the winning of public and critical acclaim

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User Review  - bakersfieldbarbara - LibraryThing

A great book to read if you like Joan Rivers, and if you think you know her. This book reveals Joan as a real person, one who has struggled all of her life to fit in and to be accepted. Sadly, her ... Read full review

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User Review  - ague - LibraryThing

A great read. Some of the very early pages could have been cut, but once she gets into talking about trying to get into show business the book is great. It's interesting that the Theater guild runs ... Read full review


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About the author (1987)

Joan Rivers is a force of nature--and one of the hardest working celebrities in the world--comedienne, bestselling author, Tony-nominated actress, playwright, screenwriter, motion picture director, columnist, lecturer, syndicated radio host, Emmy Award-winning talk show host, jewelry designer, Red Carpet fashion laureate, businesswoman, and mother and grandmother.

Richard Meryman, the son of a painter, worked for twenty-three years as a reporter, correspondent, editor, and staff writer for the original" Life" magazine. A freelance writer since 1972, he is the author of several books, including "Hope: A Loss Survived; Broken Promises, Mended Dreams; "and "Andrew Wyeth "(1968), a major book of the artist's paintings. He first met Wyeth when he wrote an article about him for Life in 1964, and has kept in touch with him ever since.

Meryman and his wife live in New York.