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The Book of Joan - Tales of Mirth, Mischief, and Manipulation

Melissa Rivers

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Joan Rivers was known all over the world-from the Palace Theater to Buckingham Palace, from the bright lights of Las Vegas to the footlights of Broadway, from the days of talkies to hosting talk shows. But there was only one person who knew Joan intimately, one person who the authorities would call when she got a little out of hand. Her daughter and best friend, Melissa. Joan and Melissa Rivers had one of the most celebrated mother-daughter relationships of all time. If you think Joan said some outrageous things to her audiences as a comedian, you won't believe what she said and did in private. Her love for her daughter knew no bounds-or boundaries, apparently. ("Melissa, I acknowledge that you have boundaries. I just choose to not respect them.") In The Book of Joan: Tales of Mirth, Mischief and Manipulation, Melissa shares stories (like when she was nine months old and her parents delivered her to Johnny Carson as a birthday gift), bon mots ("Missy, is there anything better than seeing a really good looking couple pushing a baby that looks like a Sasquatch who got caught in a house fire?"), and life lessons from growing up in the Rosenberg-Rivers household ("I can do tips and discounts and figure out the number of gay men in an audience to make it a good show. That's all the math you'll ever need."). These were just the tip of the iceberg when it came to life in the family that Melissa describes as more Addams than Cleaver. And at the center of it all was a tiny blond force of nature. In The Book of Joan: Tales of Mirth, Mischief and Manipulation, Melissa Rivers relates funny, poignant and irreverent observations, thoughts, and tales about the woman who raised her and is the reason she considers valium one of the four basic food groups.

Language:

English

Length:

5h 25m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:13


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:15


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:33


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:35


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:57


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:50


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:39


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:38


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:55


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:58


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:35


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:29


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:53


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:34


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:54


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:46


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:32


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:28


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:05


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:48


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:48


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:30


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:10


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:12


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:14


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:15


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

01:47


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:44


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:42


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:52


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:06


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:58


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:06


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:55


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:20


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:00


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:42


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:41


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:14


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:54


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:38


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

02:20


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:09


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:50


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:22


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:31


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:59


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:28


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:28


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

01:24


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:25


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:17


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:47


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

09:04


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

08:16


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:07


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:22


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:55


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

00:29