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I hate everyone--starting with me

by Rivers, Joan.

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"Joan Rivers, comedienne, actress, jewelry monger, lives by the golden rule: Do unto others before they do unto you--and for God's sakes, do it funny! During the past two hundred years Joan has gained acclaim as an award-winning entertainment goddess. Joan is an international star (she can sneer in... Full description

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Summary: "Joan Rivers, comedienne, actress, jewelry monger, lives by the golden rule: Do unto others before they do unto you--and for God's sakes, do it funny! During the past two hundred years Joan has gained acclaim as an award-winning entertainment goddess. Joan is an international star (she can sneer in eight different languages) having performed all over the world, raising eyebrows, dropping names, and getting laughs. Her career in comedy began with a fantastic sense of self-loathing, but, after spending a couple of years looking at the human decrepitude around her, she figured, "Why stop here when there are so many other things to hate?" Here--uncensored and totally uninhibited--Joan says "F.U. to P.C." and says exactly what's on her mind...And HER mind is a terrible thing to waste. She proudly kicks the crap out of ugly children, dating rituals, funerals, and lousy restaurants. She nails First Ladies, closet cases, and hypocrites to the wall. She shows no mercy towards doctors, feminists, and historical figures. She even goes after Anne Frank, Stephen Hawking, and the plucky handicapped. Joan lets everyone--including herself--have it in this one hundred percent honest and unabashedly hilarious love letter to the hater in all of us. This is absolute Joan Rivers. You gotta love her. Even if she hates you"--
Physical Description: 242 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
ISBN: 9780425248300 (hardback)
0425248305 (hardback)
Author Notes: Joan Rivers was born in Brooklyn, New York on June 8, 1933. She received a bachelor's degree in English literature and anthropology from Barnard College in 1954. She was a comedienne, actress, author, television talk show host, jewelry designer, and cosmetic company entrepreneur. As an actress, Rivers has appeared in the movie Spaceballs and the animated children's series Arthur. She won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host in 1990 for The Joan Rivers Show. She was the co-host of Fashion Police and starred in the reality show,Joan and Melissa: Joan Knows Best?

Rivers wrote several books including The Life and Hard Times of Heidi Abramowitz, Men Are Stupid and They Like Big Boobs: A Woman's Guide to Beauty Through Plastic Surgery, Murder at the Academy Awards, I Hate Everyone... Starting with Me, and Diary of a Mad Diva. She also created the Joan Rivers Classics Collection of fashion jewelry and the Joan Rivers Beauty line of products.

Rivers died a few days after going into cardiac and respiratory arrest during a medical procedure on September 4, 2014 at the age of 81.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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