|Melissa Rivers & Scott Currie.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||336 / 2017|
A groundbreaking comedienne and icon of 20th century humor, Joan Rivers kept mementos over the course of her entire working life, creating an unparalleled personal archive. Assembled by her daughter Melissa with Scott Currie, this book presents scripts and monologues Rivers performed, letters from famous friends, exchanges with fans, rare photographs, and classic and original jokes—many scribbled on anything from hotel stationery to airplane boarding passes.
"It's easy to forget, in this era of Amy Schumer and Sarah Silverman, how revolutionary it was for a meticulously coiffed, nice Jewish girl from Brooklyn—born in 1933!—to get up onstage and crack jokes about hookers, the Holocaust, and her vagina. What fun it is to be reminded."—W Magazine