Bouncing Back: I've Survived Everything ... and I Mean Everything ... and You Can Too!

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HarperCollins, Jan 7, 1998 - Self-Help - 256 pages
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"There are many self-help books by Ph.D's, but I hold a different degree: an I.B.T.I.A. -- I've Been Through It All. This degree comes not on parchment but on gauze, and it entitles me to tell you that there is a way to get through any misfortune."
-- From Bouncing Back

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.

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

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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

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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

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About the author (1998)

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.

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