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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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    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 2013
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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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    Rick Cotacachi, Ecuador 07-23-12
    Rick Cotacachi, Ecuador 07-23-12 Member Since 2013

    In a small, peaceful town on the Equator, the sun always sets at 6, and a good audiobook is always the perfect evening companion.

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    "The New Queen of Mean"

    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.

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    Inna Toronto, ON, Canada 07-22-12
    Inna Toronto, ON, Canada 07-22-12 Member Since 2012
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    "She is still very funny!!!!"
    Would you listen to I Hate Everyone...Starting With Me again? Why?

    Very enjoyable! Will listen again.


    What other book might you compare I Hate Everyone...Starting With Me to and why?

    None.


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

    I went to one of her shows and this book just as good!


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

    "Take it or leave it: Joan Rivers"


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    MOB 07-04-12
    MOB 07-04-12
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    "I hated it!"
    This book wasn???t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I can't think of anyone that would enjoy this.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Something that draws me into the subject, not beats me down.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Joan Rivers?

    No one. She is perfect for her book, even though she hated it.


    You didn???t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Uhmmm it suplemented her income.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    linda PHILADELPHIA, PA, United States 07-02-12
    linda PHILADELPHIA, PA, United States 07-02-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Disappointing"
    Would you try another book from Joan Rivers and/or Joan Rivers?

    Maybe


    What was most disappointing about Joan Rivers’s story?

    I usually find Joan very funny. This book was mediocre at best.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Less shrill


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

    Occasionally amusing.


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    Sharon United States 07-02-12
    Sharon United States 07-02-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Too hilarious!!!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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.


    What does Joan Rivers bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Her delivery is spectacular and you would not get that from reading the book.


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

    Most definitely! But I saved some for later so I could enjoy it another day.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    07-02-12
    07-02-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Never thought I'd hate Joan Rivers, but. . . ."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    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.


    What was most disappointing about Joan Rivers’s story?

    There was not much substance to the book. It did not even come across like a well-crafted monologue.


    What aspect of Joan Rivers’s performance would you have changed?

    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.


    Did I Hate Everyone...Starting With Me inspire you to do anything?

    Yes. Not to pick up any other book by Joan Rivers.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Angela Hammond Park, Australia 06-29-12
    Angela Hammond Park, Australia 06-29-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Very funny, but not for sensitive ears."

    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).

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    crystal 07-05-14
    crystal 07-05-14 Member Since 2015
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    "HATE BOOK/LOVE JOAN"
    What disappointed you about I Hate Everyone...Starting With Me?

    EVERYTHING


    What could Joan Rivers have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    NOT REALLY FUNNY! HATE THIS HATE THAT IS NOT FUNNY!!!


    How could the performance have been better?

    15MINS OF I HATE MIGHT HAVE BEEN OK, BUT NOT THE WHOLE BOOK, BAD IDEA


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

    LAUGH LESS THAN 10 TIMES, I AM A BIG JOAN FAN


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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