Last Girl Before Freeway: The Life, Loves, Losses, and Liberation of Joan Rivers by Leslie Bennetts

Last Girl Before Freeway: The Life, Loves, Losses, and Liberation of Joan Rivers

The definitive book about Joan Rivers' tumultuous, victorious, tragic, hilarious, and fascinating life.Joan Rivers was more than a legendary comedian; she was an icon and a role model to millions, a fearless pioneer who left a legacy of expanded opportunity when she died in 2014. Her life was a dramatic roller-coaster of triumphant highs and devastating lows: the suicide o...

Title:Last Girl Before Freeway: The Life, Loves, Losses, and Liberation of Joan Rivers
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ISBN:0316261300
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:304 pages

Last Girl Before Freeway: The Life, Loves, Losses, and Liberation of Joan Rivers Reviews

  • lp
    Aug 25, 2016
    I went into this book not sure if I liked or disliked Joan Rivers. I wish I had mapped out my emotions page-by-page—it seems they were changing drastically every few paragraphs. But after reading this I feel I must make this declarative statement: I Love Joan Rivers! Despite my previous misgivi...
  • Susan Coster
    Dec 14, 2016
    Yes, I am totally FINISHED with this book about half-way through it. Where did the author get her facts? I am sure it is purely fiction...to suggest that Joan slept with Johnny Carson is slanderous. This book was a total SLAM to all the Joan Rivers fans who have loved her, still love her and miss he...
  • Erin
    Jan 04, 2017
    Obligatory disclaimer: I obtained an ARC from the publisher in return for an honest review.Joan Rivers tends to be a polarizing personality, sometimes even creating both love and hate in the same onlooker. This biography strives to make sense of that complex, multi-faceted person with mixed results....
  • Niki Wilson
    Nov 16, 2016
    Given her place in history, there are very few books about Joan written by anyone other than Joan: she alone, seemed to control her narrative. One of the few outliers is the heartwarming book by daughter Melissa after her death. Joan was the one who chronicled the stories and the rumors (not always ...
  • jendlo
    Nov 28, 2016
    Summary: Joan Rivers was insecure, unhappy, angry, and mean — except to "the little people". She envied physical beauty, and shunned the ordinary. Life is but "THE DREAM".I just saved you the 400-page read that paints Rivers unflatteringly (and her second husband even more so. It's no wonder th...
  • Alecia
    Dec 22, 2016
    I did enjoy reading this book, even though I found Joan Rivers to be increasingly mean-spirited and rather unfunny, especially as she grew older. When I occasionally caught her on The Fashion Police in her later years, I used to cringe at the awful things she said. I actually saw her when she was yo...
  • Vicki
    Jan 02, 2017
    Joan Rivers was a contradiction. Incredibly generous and kind, but unapologetically crass and arguably cruel in her act. (Think Elizabeth Taylor and Fashion Police.) While I didn't experience the sadness that so many people who loved her did when she passed away, I remember Joan Rivers from my youth...
  • Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
    Jan 04, 2017
    I love celebrity biographies and memoirs, and I've always been curious about Joan Rivers, so I was eager to read this. I should have skipped it, to be honest. Unfortunately, Last Girl Before Freeway: The Life, Loves, Losses, and Liberation of Joan Rivers was boring and repetitive, even with such a v...

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