The Book of Joan: Tales of Mirth, Mischief, and Manipulation by Melissa Rivers
Nine months after Rivers' sudden death, her daughter, Melissa Rivers, is ready to talk in a new book that pays tribute to her mother's unique brand of humor, revealing surprising insight into her character and keeping us laughing. … Melissa, weaves together anecdotes, memories, speeches, lists and advice to create a sweet, personal narrative infused with Joan's trademark wit. … [H]ere she shows she has a funny side. Her style is casual, conversational and loaded with punch lines. … The beginning pieces have the same rhythm and campy style of Joan's books and some of the jokes sound comfortably familiar. But in later chapters, when talking about their life together ruling the red carpet and on several TV shows, Melissa's own modern, edgy voice emerges. … Although the book will solicit giggles, there are some tender moments when Melissa's pain is heartbreakingly clear. "I'm lost as a performer, but I'll find my voice. I was taught by the best," she writes. Joan would be proud to know she has.
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