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...
  • 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....
  • Erin
    Nov 22, 2016
    Really enjoyed this bio of Joan Rivers. What a ground-breaking, glass-ceiling smashing force of nature....
  • Mary
    Nov 19, 2016
    Good biographyThis is a good all-around look at Joan Rivers. Over the decades I caught her on TV and read interviews. I squirmed when I heard some of her jokes--they seemed like self loathing. But I sure respected her long career. The book makes clear how focused and determined she was to get to the...
  • jendlo
    Nov 25, 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...
  • Helen
    Nov 29, 2016
    The majority of the book was just the author quoting Joan's previous books....
  • 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...
  • Christine Cody
    Feb 10, 2017
    This fascinating biography covers every facet and aspect of Joan Rivers' life, career, and often-controversial comedy. In the last several years of her life, at times her comedy made me gasp because she was so over-the-top insulting. But there's no arguing with her hard-won, six-decade success. She ...

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