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I Hate Everyone...Starting With Me Audiobook

I Hate Everyone...Starting With Me

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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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    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 Southern United Starex 09-06-12
    Karen Southern United Starex 09-06-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Sadly dissapointing, wish I could get a refund"
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    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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    MM 08-28-12
    MM 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

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    Sandra Mexico, Mexico 08-13-12
    Sandra Mexico, Mexico 08-13-12
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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.

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    DT Old Tappan, NJ United States 08-13-12
    DT 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 2017
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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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    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"


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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.


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    linda PHILADELPHIA, PA, United States 07-02-12
    linda PHILADELPHIA, PA, United States 07-02-12
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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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