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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

About the Author

Comedienne, Emmy Award–winning TV host, Tony-nominated actress, Grammy-winner (for her audiobook of Diary of a Mad Diva) and CEO, Joan Rivers was an icon of American culture, a bestselling author, Celebrity Apprentice winner, writer, producer, director, and savvy businesswoman who overcame great odds to reinvent herself time and time again. She hosted E! Network’s popular series Fashion Police, and starred 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. Amongst all of her success, Joan’s most joyous triumph was being a mother and grandmother.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley; First Edition: July 2014 edition (July 1, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425269027
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425269022
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (637 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #184,322 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book had me laughing out loud - on the bus, in the park - I though people would think me nuts! Joan Rivers is the funniest comedian out there. I've recommended this book to EVERYONE I know, who needs a "pick me up." Written in diary form, it's easy to "dip in and out of," perfect for even just 15 minute laugh. If you already LOVE Joan Rivers (as I always have), you will not be disappointed. And if your unfamiliar with her - where have you been? You too will LOVE this book.
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I read the book a few weeks ago and was entertained for the night. While some of the humor pressed uncomfortable boundaries, I would push past the things I didn't find particularly funny until I found a "day" in her life that made me smile at her keen observations. Isn't life like that, though? Our years are filled with all different things, like a smorgasbord that we can pick and choose, and return to savor. I really liked Joan Rivers. Reading her book, was like a window into her fast paced world. The daily observations dragged me though her hectic schedule, the things that ticked her off, and the people she loved. I always knew I liked her. After all, she has been in my living room dozens of times throughout my life from the time I was a little girl. Joan Rivers was only a year older than my mother. I remember rooting for her when she bravely tried to restart her life after it was shattered by the loss of her husband and her career at the same time. I watched as she reinvented herself in a hostile male dominated environment, creating a whole new industry of red carpet interviewers. It's hard to start over when you're looking at the backside of fifty, competing with fresh young faces. I admired that she always included her daughter, sharing her success and making it a family affair. It's hard to work with family, and they were gracious to each other. Lastly, I bless her for showing that older women can be important, productive, beautiful, and useful in our youth obsessed society. Joan Rivers was a first class act, who lived by her own example. While she did sometimes say something that made me squirm,(Yes, the Ann Frank parts were not my favorite), she was groundbreaking in her humor. So, if I had so suffer with one or two jokes that didn't work, the rest was worth it.
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I have always enjoyed watching Joan Rivers on television and liked her brand of comedy. She is one of the outstanding standup comedians of our time. She is politically incorrect and jabs at anyone who deserved to be made fun of. In this book she pokes at about 135 celebrities that include Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's lavish wedding; Lena Dunham's fondness for flashing; Gwyneth Paltrow's irritability and Anne Hathaway's teeth.

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.
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I'm a big fan of Joan, I even saw her live this past fall and she was great. Nothing in the book offended me, but she never does. I took a star off, however because while there were a lot of funny lines, there were too many. The pacing of a comedy show and Fashion Police are faster than books so outlets like that are better for line after line. I felt at times she was trying too hard to make so many "one liners/punch lines." Telling some funny stories about LA life or something would have been better along the way instead of going for the quick shot at some celebrity. Some of the topics she had touched upon in other books and would go back too, such as Anne Frank and I found myself thinking "move on"; again nothing offended me, but I felt like some points had been already made and she was just over doing it/running some jokes into the ground.

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.
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I do not understand what many of the readers expected when they bought this book. Joan as always been know to push the boundaries of comedy. And in the Diary of a mad Diva, she does it with gusto. As far as I am concern, she is one of the great writers and comedians of our times. For me, humor is humor, and there is not such thing as going too far.
Well done Joan.
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Its better to be absolutely ridiculous then absolutely boring..... ~ Marilyn Monroe
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".
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