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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
Author
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."--Amazon.com
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bennetts, Leslie
Dewey number
  • 792.7602/8092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rivers, Joan
  • Comedians
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Rich & Famous
Target audience
adult
Label
Last girl before freeway : the life, loves, losses, and liberation of Joan Rivers, Leslie Bennetts
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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 : "But she has no talent!" -- Dying is easy. Comedy is hard -- Dicks and balls : breaking into the boys' club -- Stardom and wifedom : happily ever after? -- Westward ho : California dreamin' -- The first lady of comedy : nothing is sacred -- Victim as enforcer : terrorizing women into submission -- The temptation of Joan : poisoned apple -- A thankless child : "How sharper than a serpent's tooth" -- Debacle : the death of a show, a marriage, and a husband -- Recovery : the long road back -- Reinventing a career : "I can rise again" -- Art and commerce : all in a day's work -- Home sweet Versailles : Marie Antoinette meets Auntie Mame -- High society : putting on the Ritz -- But is it good for the Jews? : sex, politics, and religion -- Men are stupid : beauty and betrayal -- Back to the top : fighting like "a rabid pit bull" -- Fashion forward : triumph of the mean girls -- Daughter dearest : how to succeed in show business -- The time of her life : fame, friends, and fun -- The final mountain : gathering shadows -- Grand finale : sudden exit, pursued by bear -- Legacy : laughter and liberation -- Epilogue: Updates from the afterlife : "You WERE fat, you bitch!"
Control code
ocn944933737
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 419 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316261302
Lccn
2016040973
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)944933737
Label
Last girl before freeway : the life, loves, losses, and liberation of Joan Rivers, Leslie Bennetts
Publication
Copyright
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 : "But she has no talent!" -- Dying is easy. Comedy is hard -- Dicks and balls : breaking into the boys' club -- Stardom and wifedom : happily ever after? -- Westward ho : California dreamin' -- The first lady of comedy : nothing is sacred -- Victim as enforcer : terrorizing women into submission -- The temptation of Joan : poisoned apple -- A thankless child : "How sharper than a serpent's tooth" -- Debacle : the death of a show, a marriage, and a husband -- Recovery : the long road back -- Reinventing a career : "I can rise again" -- Art and commerce : all in a day's work -- Home sweet Versailles : Marie Antoinette meets Auntie Mame -- High society : putting on the Ritz -- But is it good for the Jews? : sex, politics, and religion -- Men are stupid : beauty and betrayal -- Back to the top : fighting like "a rabid pit bull" -- Fashion forward : triumph of the mean girls -- Daughter dearest : how to succeed in show business -- The time of her life : fame, friends, and fun -- The final mountain : gathering shadows -- Grand finale : sudden exit, pursued by bear -- Legacy : laughter and liberation -- Epilogue: Updates from the afterlife : "You WERE fat, you bitch!"
Control code
ocn944933737
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 419 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316261302
Lccn
2016040973
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)944933737

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