Bouncing Back: I've Survived Everything ... and I Mean

Front Cover
Harper Collins, Aug 31, 2010 - Self-Help - 240 pages
2 Reviews

Survival stratagems from Joan Rivers

Whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger. And always remember: Surviving is the best revenge Look at Alexander Graham Bell, who did 22,000 experiments before he hit on the telephone. Just a few more and he would have had call waiting. Whenever I hit bottom, the only thing I think of was set down by Jerome Kern: Pick myself up, dust myself off and start all over again. Dr. Kevorkian will get no call from me, unless I think he'd look good in a brooch.

A fiercely honest and moving story of how Joan Rivers, one of comedy's greatest stars, survived the worst that life could throw at her, how she hit bottom and then made it back to the top.


What people are saying - Write a review

Bouncing back: I've survived everything-- and I mean everything-- and you can too!

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

Her daughter's estrangement, her husband's suicide, her show's cancellation...a while back, Rivers had a truly terrible year. Here she explains how she managed to survive. Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - AlexTheHunn - LibraryThing

She highlights some of her crushing defeats personally and professionally. If you enjoy her comedy, this will appeal to you. Read full review


1Who Dealt This Mess?
2Your Right to Sing the Blues
3Good Mourning
4Like Sinatra Do It Your Way
5And the Moon at Night
6Catch a Falling Star
7With a Little Help from Your Friends
14A World for Healing
15Gather No Moss
16But Keep Your Seat Belt Fastened
17Cause Youve Got High Hopes
18One Small Step for You One Giant Step Too
19Dont Worry Be Happy

8Think Shrink
9Mirror Mirror on Your Wall
10The Role of Your Life
11On Lifes Trampoline
12With a Laugh for Your Heart
13The Best FourLetter Word Is Hope
About the Author
Books by Joan Rivers
About the Publisher

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2010)

Joan Rivers, the author of many high-profile bestselling books, is the host of cable television's highly rated E! preshow commentary and fashion reviews for the Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, and Emmy Award telecasts. She can be heard nightly on her syndicated talk-radio show and appears regularly on shows such as Live with Regis & Kathy Lee, Politically Incorrect, and on QVC with her popular jewelry line. She lives in New York City.

Bibliographic information