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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. 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
Summary
A portrait of the influential comedienne explores her enduring cultural legacy, discussing subjects ranging from her husband's suicide and her feud with Johnny Carson to her numerous cosmetic surgeries and her controversial death in 2014
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10539956
Cataloging source
EYM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
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Bennetts, Leslie
Dewey number
790
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rivers, Joan
  • Comedians
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the life, loves, losses, and liberation of Joan Rivers
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
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: ch. One Nobody Ever Wanted It More -- "But She Has No Talent!" -- ch. Two Dying Is Easy. Comedy Is Hard -- ch. Three Dicks and Balls -- Breaking Into the Boys' Club -- ch. Four Stardom and Wifedom -- Happily Ever After? -- ch. Five Westward Ho -- California Dreamin -- ch. Six The First Lady of Comedy -- Nothing Is Sacred -- ch. Seven Victim as Enforcer -- Terrorizing Women Into Submission -- ch. Eight The Temptation of Joan -- Poisoned Apple -- ch. Nine A Thankless Child -- "How Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth" -- ch. Ten Debacle -- The Death of a Show, a Marriage---and a Husband -- ch. Eleven Recovery -- The Long Road Back -- ch. Twelve Reinventing a Career -- "I Can Rise Again!" -- ch. Thirteen Art and Commerce -- All in a Day's Work -- ch. Fourteen Home Sweet Versailles -- Marie Antoinette Meets Auntie Mame -- ch. Fifteen High Society -- Putting On the Ritz -- ch. Sixteen But Is It Good for the Jews? -- Sex, Politics, and Religion --
  • Contents note continued: ch. Seventeen Men Are Stupid -- Beauty and Betrayal -- ch. Eighteen Back to the Top -- Fighting Like "A Rabid Pit Bull" -- ch. Nineteen Fashion Forward -- Triumph of the Mean Girls -- ch. Twenty Daughter Dearest -- How to Succeed in Show Business -- ch. Twenty-One The Time of Her Life -- Fame, Friends, and Fun -- ch. Twenty-Two The Final Mountain -- Gathering Shadows -- ch. Twenty-Three Grand Finale -- Sudden Exit, Pursued by Bear -- ch. Twenty-Four Legacy -- Laughter and Liberation -- Epilogue: Updates from the Afterlife -- "You Were fat, you bitch!"
Control code
000058929638
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 419 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316261302
Lccn
2016938566
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
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: ch. One Nobody Ever Wanted It More -- "But She Has No Talent!" -- ch. Two Dying Is Easy. Comedy Is Hard -- ch. Three Dicks and Balls -- Breaking Into the Boys' Club -- ch. Four Stardom and Wifedom -- Happily Ever After? -- ch. Five Westward Ho -- California Dreamin -- ch. Six The First Lady of Comedy -- Nothing Is Sacred -- ch. Seven Victim as Enforcer -- Terrorizing Women Into Submission -- ch. Eight The Temptation of Joan -- Poisoned Apple -- ch. Nine A Thankless Child -- "How Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth" -- ch. Ten Debacle -- The Death of a Show, a Marriage---and a Husband -- ch. Eleven Recovery -- The Long Road Back -- ch. Twelve Reinventing a Career -- "I Can Rise Again!" -- ch. Thirteen Art and Commerce -- All in a Day's Work -- ch. Fourteen Home Sweet Versailles -- Marie Antoinette Meets Auntie Mame -- ch. Fifteen High Society -- Putting On the Ritz -- ch. Sixteen But Is It Good for the Jews? -- Sex, Politics, and Religion --
  • Contents note continued: ch. Seventeen Men Are Stupid -- Beauty and Betrayal -- ch. Eighteen Back to the Top -- Fighting Like "A Rabid Pit Bull" -- ch. Nineteen Fashion Forward -- Triumph of the Mean Girls -- ch. Twenty Daughter Dearest -- How to Succeed in Show Business -- ch. Twenty-One The Time of Her Life -- Fame, Friends, and Fun -- ch. Twenty-Two The Final Mountain -- Gathering Shadows -- ch. Twenty-Three Grand Finale -- Sudden Exit, Pursued by Bear -- ch. Twenty-Four Legacy -- Laughter and Liberation -- Epilogue: Updates from the Afterlife -- "You Were fat, you bitch!"
Control code
000058929638
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 419 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316261302
Lccn
2016938566
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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