I received this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for this review.
If you're a living, breathing human with even a remote sense of interest in celebrity gossip or fashion, you've probably heard of Joan Rivers. I was always intrigued by her hilarity, lack of filter and addiction to plastic surgery. I don't know why, but there are some celebrities I just can't get enough of and the trials & tribulations of Joan Rivers has always been one of them.
When I got the opportunity to read "The Book of Joan" by Rivers' daughter, Melissa, I couldn't say no! Like my own mom and I, Joan & Melissa shared a close and complex relationship. Some might even venture to say they were more like best friends than mother and daughter.
**Don't worry, Mom, I can hear you in my head saying, "I'm not your FRIEND, I'm your MOM"**
Before I even cracked chapter one, I was laughing out loud at the dedication. Melissa dedicated it to her father, who was probably no longer resting in peace thanks to the death of her mother. This light-hearted banter continued throughout the book, but I have to admit--sometimes it felt forced. No doubt, I laughed the entire time, but some parts were certainly genuinely funnier than others.
This book is the perfect quick, beach read! I read it over the course of a weekend and it ran the gamut of emotions from happy to sad and everything in between. If nothing else, it left me appreciating the relationship I have with my own mother.
I would definitely recommend this for anyone needing a good laugh :)