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The Resource Last girl before freeway : the life, loves, losses, and liberation of Joan Rivers, Leslie Bennetts

Last girl before freeway : the life, loves, losses, and liberation of Joan Rivers, Leslie Bennetts

Label
Last girl before freeway : the life, loves, losses, and liberation of Joan Rivers
Title
Last girl before freeway
Title remainder
the life, loves, losses, and liberation of Joan Rivers
Statement of responsibility
Leslie Bennetts
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Joan Rivers was more than a legendary comedian; she was an icon and a role model to millions, a fearless pioneer who left a legacy of expanded opportunity when she died in 2014. Her life was a dramatic roller-coaster of triumphant highs and devastating lows: the suicide of her husband, her feud with Johnny Carson, her estrangement from her daughter, her many plastic surgeries, her ferocious ambition and her massive insecurities. But Rivers' career was also hugely significant in American cultural history, breaking down barriers for her gender and pushing the boundaries of truth-telling for women in public life. A juicy, intimate biography of one of the greatest comedians ever-a performer whose sixty year career was borne, simply, out of a desire to make people laugh so she could feel loved-LAST GIRL BEFORE FREEWAY delves into the inner workings of a woman who both reflected and redefined the world around her, "--Amazon.com
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bennetts, Leslie
Dewey number
790
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rivers, Joan
  • Comedians
Target audience
adult
Label
Last girl before freeway : the life, loves, losses, and liberation of Joan Rivers, Leslie Bennetts
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Nobody Ever Wanted It More -- Dying Is Easy. Comedy Is Hard -- Dicks and Balls -- Stardom and Wifedom -- Westward Ho -- The First Lady of Comedy -- Victim as Enforcer -- The Temptation of Joan -- A Thankless Child -- Debacle -- Recovery -- Reinventing a Career -- Art and Commerce -- Home Sweet Versailles -- High Society -- But Is It Good for the Jews? -- Men Are Stupid -- Back to the Top -- Fashion Forward -- Daughter Dearest -- The Time of Her Life -- The Final Mountain -- Grand Finale -- Legacy -- Updates from the Afterlife
Control code
1673234
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 419 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780316261302
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1673234
  • (OCoLC)944933737
Label
Last girl before freeway : the life, loves, losses, and liberation of Joan Rivers, Leslie Bennetts
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Nobody Ever Wanted It More -- Dying Is Easy. Comedy Is Hard -- Dicks and Balls -- Stardom and Wifedom -- Westward Ho -- The First Lady of Comedy -- Victim as Enforcer -- The Temptation of Joan -- A Thankless Child -- Debacle -- Recovery -- Reinventing a Career -- Art and Commerce -- Home Sweet Versailles -- High Society -- But Is It Good for the Jews? -- Men Are Stupid -- Back to the Top -- Fashion Forward -- Daughter Dearest -- The Time of Her Life -- The Final Mountain -- Grand Finale -- Legacy -- Updates from the Afterlife
Control code
1673234
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 419 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780316261302
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1673234
  • (OCoLC)944933737

Library Locations

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