If you dislike Joan Rivers, you'll hate this book. Otherwise, it feels like a romp through a card catalog of her life's work, in which she skewers just about every sacred cow you can imagine, up to and including the abuses of modern technology. It seems rare to hear Joan Rivers without a live audience, but this is an energetic read through a dense thicket of barbed observations that leave no one unscathed. Potty mouth? You bet. On target? Flawlessly.
Very enjoyable! Will listen again.
I went to one of her shows and this book just as good!
"Take it or leave it: Joan Rivers"
I can't think of anyone that would enjoy this.
Something that draws me into the subject, not beats me down.
No one. She is perfect for her book, even though she hated it.
Uhmmm it suplemented her income.
I usually find Joan very funny. This book was mediocre at best.
I would and I did! This book was so funny and so entertaining. I don't know if it's something for everyone to enjoy because of some.of the raw content. But I absolutely found it to be a great listen.
Her delivery is spectacular and you would not get that from reading the book.
Most definitely! But I saved some for later so I could enjoy it another day.
Joan Rivers offered very few engaging stories. While she's know for insulting others (a la Don Rickles), the shots taken at the handicapped and mentally ill were mean and not funny.
There was not much substance to the book. It did not even come across like a well-crafted monologue.
I'm accustomed to -- and I enjoy -- Joan Rivers' spontanity. The book was delivered in a very scripted manner. She did not even sound as if she were enjoying her own performance.
Yes. Not to pick up any other book by Joan Rivers.
I think Joan Rivers is hilarious. I love the way she is no-holds-barred, taking a swipe at everyone, including herself. The title of the book it pretty accurate: Joan does hate everything. This book is a very, very long list (borderline rant) of Joan's pet peeves. It's not for people who can't abide very colourful language and if there is anything that offends you it's probably in this book. There are also a number of crude jokes. However, Joan's reading of it is fabulous. I can't imagine anyone else being able to do this book justice. You'll laugh out loud all the way through (and probably blush a few times as well).
Pass on this classless book. Unbelievable the things she says. Should be banned. She must be desperate.
not publishing it
I resent the fact that she makes fun of the handicap -wheelchair people and senior citizens
Does she forget that she is a senior citizen also All senior citizen do not smell as Joan says. Some day she might be in a wheelchair or need a handicap sticker then I guess it would be ok
Maybe I don't understand her sensse of humor but I am very sorry I spent my credit on her book
It is very vulgar, very rude, very hateful. I thought she's a comedian, but there was nothing to laugh about her book. I turned it off after 15 minutes. A waste of money.
I will be much more careful.
All the above.