Joan Rivers, comedian and red carpet regular, signing copies of “Men Are Stupid & They Like Big Boobs”
- 1/29/09 7:30 PM at Barnes & Noble – Lincoln Triangle. New York, NY.
- 1/31/09 11:00 AM at Bookends – East Ridgewood Ave. Ridgewood, NJ.
Joan Rivers (born Joan Alexandra Molinsky; June 8, 1933) is an American comedian, actress, talk show host, businesswoman and celebrity. She is known for her brash manner and loud, raspy voice with a heavy metropolitan New York accent. Rivers is the National Chairwoman of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and is a board member of God’s Love We Deliver. Like the ground-breaking Phyllis Diller, Rivers’ act relied heavily on poking fun at herself. A typical Rivers joke about her appearance was “I used to stand by the side of the road with a sign: ‘Last girl before freeway.'”
Easton Press – Signed Limited First Edition of “Bouncing Back”
In 1995, Easton Press published a luxurious leather bound edition of “Bouncing Back”, personally hand signed by Joan Rivers. We currently have this book, in a very low #19 of 1,5oo in Fine condition. Please check our store for availability.
About the Book
“Men Are Stupid . . . And They Like Big Boobs: A Woman’s Guide to Beauty Through Plastic Surgery”
Red-carpet fashion laureate, comic icon, and outspoken superstar Joan Rivers is uniquely qualified to talk about plastic surgery — because she’s one of the few celebrities unafraid to admit to the world what she’s “had done” to keep looking so great. Now, in this no-holds-barred book, she gives women straight-talking advice on better living through looking better.
Joan Rivers’ abiding life philosophy is simple: in the appearance-centric society of the twenty-first century, beauty is key — especially where men are concerned. Men like pretty women. And so, getting something lifted, tightened, adjusted, or removed is as fundamental as wearing makeup or using hair conditioner; it’s become something we do to make ourselves look better. Now, for any woman considering her options, Joan Rivers takes the mystery out of cosmetic surgery with a practical overview, aided and informed by the country’s top plastic surgeons, of almost every single cosmetic procedure legally performed in America today. She takes readers step-by-step through these entire processes, from fi nding the right doctor to the bruising truth about recovery and the facts about cosmetic surgery’s very real risks.
But don’t worry — there’s dish, too. Filled with Rivers’ personal anecdotes about life under the knife, Men Are Stupid…And They Like Big Boobs is also rife with Hollywood gossip about who’s done what and how often. Part comic musing, part bitch-fest, and part hands-on advice, this is a bracingly funny, wildly frank, and genuinely passionate argument for a woman’s right to do whatever it takes to be beautiful, to feel better about herself, and most of all to be happy — not only with who she is, but who she wants to be. Throughout the book, Joan Rivers is right there, guiding and encouraging with no apologies, no excuses, and absolutely no shame. Take it from the woman who enjoys having it all — done.
About the Author
Joan Rivers is a force of nature and one of the hardest-working celebrities in the world — a comedienne, bestselling author, Tony Award®-nominated actress, playwright, screenwriter, Emmy® Award-winning television talk show host, jewelry designer, fashionista, businesswoman, and, most importantly, mother and grandmother.
Other Books by Joan Rivers
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Joan Rivers has been awarded the 1975 Georgie Award as “Best Comedienne”, the Clio Award for “Best Performance in a TV Commercial” in 1976 and 1982, and the 1990 Daytime Emmy Award as “Best Talk Show Host.”
In a 2005 Channel 4 poll to find The Comedian’s Comedian, she was voted amongst the top 50 comedy acts ever by fellow comedians and comedy insiders.
Rivers co-hosted a segment of the Australian 2006 Logie Awards. She was given a specially commissioned pink Logie award, threw it over her shoulder and remarked “It’s the ugliest award I have ever seen.” Months later (in June), footage of the spectacle featured in an episode of Web Junk 20 and on YouTube.
On June 17, 2008, Joan Rivers was removed from the set of the British ITV lunchtime talk show, Loose Women after swearing live on air. She described the actor Russell Crowe as a piece of “fuckin’ shit”. She made an error: The show was completely live, not tape recorded or broadcast with a 7-second delay. She appeared to believe that the producers would “bleep” her swearing and said to the camera “get ready to bleep,” but her comment aired live. The co-hosts immediately apologized for Rivers’ little outburst; during the commercial break, she was asked to leave the set and not invited back for her final segment.
A spokesperson for the show says, “Guests are always briefed that it is a live daytime show and are reminded not to swear or use inappropriate language. An editorial decision was taken that Joan Rivers should not appear in the final part of the programme. We would like to apologise to Loose Women viewers for the inappropriate language used on today’s show.”
Rivers, for her part, finds it all quite funny. “I said: ‘I apologize.’ Everyone apologized. It was hilariously funny,” she says. However, on June 19, Rivers revoked her apology, saying the whole thing had been blown out of proportion. She said, “Lemme get this straight. Bin Laden’s top man has been released. The price of petrol is through the roof. There’s inflation, depression. And people are hysterical because I said f..? I was having a great time and everybody was laughing. Then these people – these idiots – came running onto the set and ripped me off my seat and dragged me off. They were saying ‘Let’s go, let’s go, let’s go’. I thought I was being arrested. At my age I should be able to say what the hell I want. I think saying, ‘Go f*** yourself’ is a very pleasant way of saying good morning to someone you don’t like. So I want to say to everyone that Loose Women was an honest mistake because I truly thought I’d be bleeped. Now. Get. Over. It!”
Joan adds that this was the first time she had been removed from a TV show in 40 years and she was “thrilled”. Also while still on the air after learning that she was not bleeped, Lynda Bellingham, one of the cohosts on the show said, “A mother explaining to her four year old… these words are” (Referring to Joan’s Russell Crowe statement) – Joan then wasted no time by saying “These words are words that Mommy said about a man and now she has to wear a big vest”.