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Diary of a Mad Diva Hardcover – July 1, 2014
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“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
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Once she was asked if she ever thought that the United States will see the first gay president or the first woman president. She replied, "We already have it with Obama, so let's just calm down." Rivers has been criticized on numerous occasions for making jokes that are insensitive. She was criticized for making jokes about singer Adele's weight. Following the birth of Adele's son in 2012, Rivers said "Congratulations to Adele on the birth of her 68 pound 8 ounces bouncing baby boy." Rivers jokes about women like Miley Cyrus is very funny. It is a lot fun to read this book and if you like Joan Rivers, you would love this book.
I can't believe I forgot to add my favorite part! In the very beginning she dedicates the book to Kanye West using his statement about not being into reading because books/novels "be wordy", so from the start you know it's going to be good. But it could have been better and it should have been because I expect more from the talent she has.
Well done Joan.
Laughter is the closest thing to the grace of God..... ~ Karl Barth
Joan River's has often been called the "Queen of Comedy", and she stays true to her wickedly hilarious form in her delightful new book: "Diary of a Mad Diva".
When JR's daughter Melissa gave her a diary for a Christmas gift, she could only think of was Anne Frank, which Joan couldn't emulate in the slightest bit. Each entry begins with "Dear Diary", JR covers all topics from pop/celebrity culture, travel, vacationing from Los Angeles, New York, trips to Mexico, many religious faiths, current events, and a favorite: the LGBT community! It was also surprising how much JR disliked "Flo" of the Progressive Insurance Co. JR commented she hoped Flo would be run over by an uninsured driver!
At over 80 years of age, JR is still on top of her game. Not hesitating to chastise 79 year olds to "respect" their elders, she confesses an affair with FDR, a "rough rider", and claims everyone knew she and Abe Lincoln were an item as well! Although she readily admitted the "Dead Sea" was named after her sex life.
In writing of her decision to become "Reverend Joan" through the non-denominational Universal Life Church she performed a ceremony uniting her good friends Lenny and Denny in marriage. Chaz Bono now identifies as a transgender man, JR perplexed; wondered what would happen if she identified as a "coffee table"? Considering a lesbian cruise, JR wasn't sure about those finding Antonin Scalia, Martina Navratilova, and 3/4" drill bits funny.
I loved this immensely entertaining funny book! On a more serious level, I'd also like to mention JR's (1997) inspirational bestselling book; "Bouncing Back".Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
So good. Love and miss Joan. This book helped me know more about her and laugh my ass off! I love listening to audio books on long drives, especially autobios like this that are... Read morePublished 14 days ago by Spikeonline
Super funny, as it's expected with Joan Rivers. It's literally like having her in front of you talking to you. If you like her style of comedy then you'll love this book.Published 1 month ago by NDeLaLuz
Joan Rivers will make you laugh out loud more than once in this book.Published 2 months ago by Ben Reeder
Such a fun CD to have in my car I loved it and every else loved it as well.Published 2 months ago by Ric T.
It's Joan Rivers last book and it's great! In some cases it is sad, like when she jokes about her funeral and being dead one day. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Syeeda Clark