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The Book of Joan by Melissa Rivers - A Review

I don't really know why I picked this book to review.  I was never a Joan Rivers fan.  Not that I had a problem with her, I just don't think I ever watched her or listened to her.  I did read an old book by her, which was funny, but not something that impressed me to terribly much.

In all honesty I really only knew her as "the lady that had a terrifying amount of plastic surgery performed on her face", but the blurb on the back of the book made me want to read The Book of Joan.  That and the cover, with the vintage mother/daughter picture and the shiny lettering.


I didn't love the book, and I didn't hate it.  On Amazon I am going to give it three stars.  It is a sweet book that showcases a loving mother/daughter relationship. 

It was interesting to read the juxtaposition of their incredibly non-traditional lifestyle with the semi-normal family life they had.  Melissa's parents went to all her games and horse shows.  They taught her to work hard, they expected her to clean up after herself.  She also spent holidays in Vegas, flew all over the place, and had a mother that said the craziest things!

If it were a biography I would have rated it a little higher, but it was supposed to be funny, and it just didn't make me laugh.  It also had quite a bit of swearing in it (which is probably fitting for a book about Joan Rivers from what her daughter said in this book), and some of the religious comments kind of ruined it for me. 

I don't know if I recommend it or not, what is why it is three stars.  It wasn't horrible.  It wasn't great.  It just was a book.  A book I got for free from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.  You can purchase this book second hand for as little as a penny (plus shipping) on Amazon!



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