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I Hate Everyone...Starting With Me | [Joan Rivers]

I Hate Everyone...Starting With Me

Joan Rivers is a groundbreaking, award-winning, internationally renowned entertainment goddess. She’s also opinionated - especially when it comes to people she hates. Like people who think giving birth is a unique achievement. Or well-adjusted - a.k.a. boring - ex-child stars who don’t even have a decent addiction. With all of her diverse experiences, it stands to reason that Joan has seen, done, said, and heard a lot of hateful things. Thank god, she took notes.
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Publisher's Summary

“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.”-Elizabeth Barrett Browning, 1850

“How do I hate thee? How much time do you have?”-Joan Rivers, today, about two-ish

Joan Rivers is a groundbreaking, award-winning, internationally renowned entertainment goddess. She’s also opinionated - especially when it comes to people she hates. Like people who think giving birth is a unique achievement. Or well-adjusted - a.k.a. boring - ex-child stars who don’t even have a decent addiction.

With all of her diverse experiences, it stands to reason that Joan has seen, done, said, and heard a lot of hateful things. Thank god, she took notes.

Here - uncensored and totally uninhibited - she give the best of her worst to First Ladies, closet cases, hypocrites, Hollywood, feminists, and overrated historical figures. And even when letting herself have it, Joan doesn’t hold back in this honest, unabashedly hilarious love letter to the hater in all of us.

©2012 Joan Rivers (P)2012 Penguin Audio

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    Deborah New York, NY, United States 11-11-12
    Deborah New York, NY, United States 11-11-12
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    "It was ok."

    I LOVE Joan Rivers and that's why I bought the book. I love that she narrates the book so it is told the way she intended it to be read. That's a plus. However, there isn't that much of a story. There is *some* story but not that much. For example, I definitely enjoyed learning about her past, her childhood, her early career, etc... This I found really very interesting. However, there isn't a lot of substance to the book overall and at times all the "I hate..." can feel a bit too negative. Having said all that, if you love Joan Rivers this is a nice book, definitely very funny at times, and also very interesting at times. Her comedic genius definitely comes through but overall - just ok.

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    Debra North Yarmouth, ME, United States 11-11-12
    Debra North Yarmouth, ME, United States 11-11-12 Member Since 2010
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    "i hated this"
    What would have made I Hate Everyone...Starting With Me better?

    I had heard Joan Rivers interviewed recently, so I thought I would find this funny. I found it stupid and offensive. After 15 minutes, I'd had enough and didn't listen to anymore. This is really bad.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Books by Jim Shepard and Benjamin Astastos


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    No


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    ladygodiving los angeles 09-20-12
    ladygodiving los angeles 09-20-12
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    "A CAUSTIC CUP OF JOAN"
    What did you love best about I Hate Everyone...Starting With Me?

    Strictly for JR fans. A few hilarious jokes. If wine mellows with age. Joan doesn't. She is acidic, harsh and sometimes hard to swallow. I like bitchy humor and I enjoyed her audio interpretation of her own book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Who else was there?


    What about Joan Rivers’s performance did you like?

    I liked hearing the book in the author's voice. It was like watching her stand up act with my ears..


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    No one will turn this into a film. Nor should they.


    Any additional comments?

    Joan is tough and funny, but I get the feeling that when the lights go down, she is unpleasant to be around. One day, Melissa will write a tell all, and it won't be pretty.

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    Alex Polanco Buffalo, New York United States 09-11-12
    Alex Polanco Buffalo, New York United States 09-11-12
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    "an extended standup bit"

    as an avid listener of podcasts and standup routines, i enjoyed this audio book. i imagine most of you are at least fans of comedy so my headline should make sense. its as if joan was doing a show and just stuck with the hater theme the entire time. not knocking it at all it was right up my alley. so this is my long winded way of saying: if you like slightly hateful comedy routines buy this "audio book". if you dont, well i think joan said it best, "go f--k yourself"

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    Karen Edinburgh, Scotland 09-06-12
    Karen Edinburgh, Scotland 09-06-12 Member Since 2007

    Historical romance junkie. Who doesn't love romance?

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    "Sadly dissapointing, wish I could get a refund"
    Any additional comments?

    I've long been a fan of Joan Rivers. Her wit and humor are like no one else but this book is just a bitter diatribe of disapointment. From the very beginning it spews sadness and hatred. There is a fine line between being funny and bitterness, this book crosses it repeatedly. Old stale jokes from the 60's that were once funny are now just sad and fill the book from beginning to end. I couldn't even finish it I was so depressed. You would think someone with as much success in her life would be happier.....go figure.

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    Mudita Franklin, Australia 08-28-12
    Mudita Franklin, Australia 08-28-12
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    "Very Joan Rivers"
    If you could sum up I Hate Everyone...Starting With Me in three words, what would they be?

    Funny, sinful, embarrassing.


    What did you like best about this story?

    She doesn't hold back. Sometimes I was ashamed to read (and enjoy) some of the stuff. Most of the book I've quoted to others. It was a welcome break from all the serious books I read.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Tipping!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No


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    john NORTH TONAWANDA, NY, United States 08-22-12
    john NORTH TONAWANDA, NY, United States 08-22-12
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    "just easy and fun"
    Would you listen to I Hate Everyone...Starting With Me again? Why?

    totally its just easy listening easy entertainment good laughs, etc


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    very funny lines in it


    Any additional comments?

    just a nice easy enjoyable listen to get your mind off things

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra Mexico, Mexico 08-13-12
    Sandra Mexico, Mexico 08-13-12

    Sandy

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    "Loved it!"
    Where does I Hate Everyone...Starting With Me rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of my favorites.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It's not actually a strory... it's Joan Rivers mentioning everything she hates, which is hilarious.


    Have you listened to any of Joan Rivers’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I've seen her on TV, of course, but I'd never listened to her reading an audiobook. I love her accent.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Absolutely.


    Any additional comments?

    You don't need to be a fan of Joan's to enjoy the book, but it's important to know that this is by no means a politically correct essay and might offend some people. Also, you would need to be immersed in pop culture and also be familiar with celebrities from past decades to fully appreciate the humor.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Danielle Old Tappan, NJ United States 08-13-12
    Danielle Old Tappan, NJ United States 08-13-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Typical Joan"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would recommend it to friends that I know enjoy Joan's comedy.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    I wanted it to go on a little longer.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Joan Rivers?

    Yes!


    Was I Hate Everyone...Starting With Me worth the listening time?

    Yes. It's only a few hours long.


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    Shepherd Hoodwin Laguna Niguel, CA USA 07-23-12
    Shepherd Hoodwin Laguna Niguel, CA USA 07-23-12 Member Since 2010
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    "A funny lady"

    The "I Hate" theme became a bit too much hate for me at times, and some things were repetitive. Her style is to not edit herself at all, which can be uproarious, but when she insults a particular person's physical appearance, I felt for the victim.

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