After Melissa Rivers sold her mother Joan Rivers’ penthouse in 2015, she had to go through the late star’s belongings, which resulted in exploring a treasure trove of jokes, letters, newspaper clipping and even receipts she collected throughout her lifetime. While the 49-year-old TV host and producer was all too familiar with Joan’s mountainous collection, which reportedly included filing cabinets
“My parents hated me. They used to take me down to the subway and throw candy bars on the tracks…” –Joan Rivers. If you stop by Maxwell’s Chophouse you’ll find even more of Joan River’s favorite jokes on the wall-mirrors around the restaurant. Why? Tuesday night the restaurant hosted the launch of Joan Rivers Confidential by Melissa Rivers and Scott
Joan Rivers Confidential: The Original Amy Schumer’s New Book Is a Feast of Unheard Dirty Jokes and Personal Revelations
When Joan Rivers died unexpectedly, in 2014, during a minor medical procedure, she left behind her daughter and Fashion Police lieutenant, Melissa; her beloved grandson, Cooper; a legendarily overdecorated apartment on New York’s Upper East Side (“This is how Marie Antoinette would have lived if she had money,” she once said); and a storage unit packed to the rafters with—as
Read the Letter Joan Rivers Wrote to Kathy Bates After Joking About Her Weight Not an apology, exactly . . .
Joan Rivers had a joke for everything. The comedian, who died unexpectedly in September 2014, cracked wise about even the most respected actors—no one was safe from her wit. A new book titled Joan Rivers Confidential, written by Melissa Rivers (Joan’s daughter) with Scott Currie, includes letters Rivers wrote and received from some of Hollywood’s biggest names. Among them is