British ex-pat living in NC. Have more personalities than Sybil which is reflected in my choice of books! Frustrated writer at heart.
I was a fan of the Joan of Pre 2005 era. Over the last 10 years I discovered that I missed her. I would literally 'blush' at her comments regarding the First Lady's sexuality and how she would bash the day lights out of people's weight. I did not like her last few books. ABSOLUTE TRIPE! So I have been on a quest to find the woman that I used to admire and wished to emulate in so many ways.
Melissa Rivers, thank you so very much for sharing this with us. I rebuilt my love and admiration for your Mother. I also discovered that if I should be so lucky as to live as long as Ms. Joan I am sure that I will also change in my dotage. I will not be so fast to judge in the future.
For Moms who are lucky enough to have wonderful relationships with their daughters, like Melissa and Joan ( I am a lucky Mom too and I am sure that much of Joan's writings have influenced me in that direction so thank you Ma'am) this is a keeper. As for the rest of the reading/listening world this is a treasure this is a great lesson on relationships, humor, tolerance and making sure that the people that we love KNOW IT so that at the end there are no regrets, no "I wish that I had said..." And no 'would a', 'could a', 'should a's.
If you think this is going to be filled with quotable jokes and a laugh a minute ride then you will be disappointed.
Instead you will hear the heart of a man who has achieved success through hard work, standing by his principals and putting family first.
It is quite a love story too. So strange to think of 'Frank The Wedding Planner' lovingly caring for his wife, talking to her soul and describing it in such a way that it hurts us, the reader, in the pit of the gut.
Loved this volume. Will recommend it and will read it again (and again, I am sure!).