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The Life and Hard Times of Heidi Abromowitz Unknown Binding – 1984


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  • Unknown Binding
  • Publisher: Delacorte, 1984 (1984)
  • ASIN: B0046JMIFG
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.7 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,092,394 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Michael J. Mazza HALL OF FAME on July 23, 2002
Format: Mass Market Paperback
"The Life and Hard Times of Heidi Abromowitz," by Joan Rivers, is the alleged biography of the sexually adventurous woman of the title. The book features illustrations by James Sherman. As comedienne Rivers writes, Heidi was a tramp from day one: "She did things with her pacifier that most women still haven't done with their husbands." The book has a copyright date of 1984, and the Dell paperback is dated 1985. It's good-natured, dirty fun.
The book charts Heidi's sexually promiscuous life from babyhood through elementary school, high school, and adulthood. Rivers covers such milestones as a sex-filled trip to Europe. Interspersed throughout the book are supplements like a page from Heidi's fouth-grade diary, a list of her favorite films (including "Easy Rider" and "Anything Goes"), etc.
Quite a bit of the humor stems from Heidi's tendence to spread sexually transmitted diseases. This is very much a pre-AIDS sex comedy, and the STD related humor may leave a bad taste in the mouth of some readers. Still, the book is entertaining, and Heidi comes off as a likeable free spirit who lives life on her own terms; she may have something in common with HBO's "Sex and the City" women. Besides, how could you not love a woman whose "body has been declared a national recreation area"? If you're in the mood, give "Heidi" a try.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By F. Orion Pozo on August 28, 2005
Format: Hardcover
The Life and Times of Heidi Abramowitz is a humorous fictional biography of the author Joan River's loose woman alter-ego. With large print, lots of white space, and many drawings by James Sherman, this is really a quick read.

Imagine all the jokes and put downs you have ever heard about loose women. Then imagine that there are three times as many that you haven't heard because they were too bizarre or off-color. Joan Rivers has put all these and more that you could never dream up in this short biographical sketch of her quintessential loose woman Heidi Abromowitz.

Divided into twelve chapters with titles that range from Baby Bimbo to Hooker Housewife, Joan Rivers will introduce you to a wonderful collection of jokes about tramps, tarts, and teasers.

Written at the height of the sexual revolution just before the recognition of the AIDS epidemic, some of the references to penicillin-treatable STDs may seem a bit insensitive by today's standards. While there is much in this book that will be humorous to the liberated reader, there is still plenty to upset the proper reader and the politically-correct.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By James Ball on October 11, 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Fantastic collection of slut jokes by the amazing Ms. Rivers! I'm still grieving the loss of one of the all-time funniest comedians.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By B. Wolinsky on February 7, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Typical Joan Rivers rudeness. It starts out with some vulgar humor, but gets repetitive after a while. There's a limit to how many jokes you can make about a girl who has sex with every guy on the basketball team.
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