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Publisher Description

Following up the phenomenal success of her headline-making New York Times bestseller I Hate Everyone… Starting With Me, the unstoppable Joan Rivers is at it again. When her daughter Melissa gives her a diary for Christmas, at first Joan is horrified—who the hell does Melissa think she is? That fat pig, Bridget Jones? But as Joan, being both beautiful and introspective, begins to record her day-to-day musings, she realizes she has a lot to say.

About everything. And everyone, God help them.

The result? A no-holds-barred, delightfully vicious and always hilarious look at the everyday life of the ultimate diva. Follow Joan on a family vacation in Mexico and on trips between New York and Los Angeles where she mingles with the stars, never missing a beat as she delivers blistering critiques on current events, and excoriating insights about life, pop culture, and celebrities (from A to D list), all in her relentlessly funny signature style.

This is the Diary of a Mad Diva. Forget about Anais Nin, Anne Frank, and Sylvia Plath. For the first time in a century, a diary by someone that’s actually worth reading.


Comedienne, Emmy Award–winning TV host, Tony-nominated actress and CEO, Joan Rivers was an icon of American culture, a bestselling author, Celebrity Apprentice winner, writer, producer, director, and savvy businesswoman who overcame great odds to reinvent herself time and time again. She hosted E! Network’s popular series Fashion Police, and starred with her daughter, Melissa, in their own weekly reality show, Joan and Melissa: Joan Knows Best? on WEtv Network. Her critically acclaimed documentary, Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work premiered in theaters nationwide and is available on DVD. Amongst all of her success, Joan’s most joyous triumph was being a mother and grandmother.

July 1
Penguin Publishing Group

Customer Reviews

Can't Wait!! ,

Nothing, yet everything you would expect.

We all know Joan has that reputation for going places no one else may feel comfortable and her approach is anything but subtle. I think that's why I enjoyed this book so much, because out of nowhere you get hit with an insane line and I couldn't help but burst out laughing in the airport! I burned through this in 6 hours so if you need a breather from your heavy or intensive summer reads, take a breather, mix a drink, and enjoy because you will laugh out loud and have fun at least once!

christianbailey ,


A woman not in support of this woman is a woman not in support of women. Joan helped everyone that is an outsider, an underdog, and everyone that has faced adversity. Will always love her. The funniest. A woman, a person that chose to be herself in a world where so many are trying to be right. She loved greatly, and no one can take that away from her. If anyone educated themselves on her true legacy and the charitable woman she was, they’d not say one bad thing about her. She said it… it wasn’t always literal… but there was always a point.

2much2read ,

Love This Book!

I love Joan Rivers and I love this book. Another reviewer called her mean spirited, she just says it the way it is. Joan's 81 and amazing!

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