Search Results: "Joan Rivers"


BOOK REVIEW

DIARY OF A MAD DIVA by Joan Rivers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2014

"Readers who never tire of Rivers and her distinctive take on the world will lap up the newest entree from the octogenarian comedian. Others will want to take a pass."
A Dear Diary–style recounting of the author's day-to-day professional and personal life. Read full book review >

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DON'T COUNT THE CANDLES by Joan Rivers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1999

"Old saws given new bite in the sharp-tongued Rivers mode. (Author tour; TV satellite tour)"
No go-with-the-flow aging for Joan Rivers. Read full book review >

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MURDER AT THE ACADEMY AWARDS by Joan Rivers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 3, 2009

A celebrity interviewer's once-in-a-lifetime "get" threatens to guarantee that that lifetime will be brief. Read full book review >

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I HATE EVERYONE...STARTING WITH ME by Joan Rivers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 5, 2012

"A raucous, biting look at life."
A humorous tirade on nearly everything and everyone. Read full book review >

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LOVE, ISH by Karen Rivers
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"For those willing to immerse themselves in a sad, harrowing story, this is a worthwhile and affecting odyssey. (Fiction. 10-14)"
Ish, who is determined to be among the first settlers on Mars, goes on a different and unexpected journey after she is diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. Read full book review >

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CAMELOT by Caryl Rivers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"Sophomoric and hackneyed: a formulaic plot inhabited by formulaic characters."
A very dated fictional hagiography of the Kennedy era, written by novelist and journalist Rivers (Indecent Behavior, 1990; Slick Spins and Fractured Facts, 1996, etc.) in a tone so reverent that it could turn Arthur Schlesinger's stomach. Read full book review >

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THE HEALING TIME OF HICKEYS by Karen Rivers
FICTION
Released: April 1, 2004

"An amusing but ultimately inconsequential time-filler for humorous fictional journal fans who don't mind that they've been there, done that. (Fiction. YA)"
The teen-angst-filled diaries of Adrian Mole, Mia Thermopolis, and Georgia Nicholson have all preceded 16-year-old Haley Andromeda's, so what's left for an insecure worry wart to write about after such hilariously detailed stream-of-consciousness rants on zits, lust, insecurities, crazy cats, thongs, and full-frontal snogging? Read full book review >

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LOVE, AVA by Alton Rivers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 6, 2007

"Sweet longings and patriotism do not a satisfying novel make."
A romantic fantasy about a troubled Air Force pilot and an aging Ava Gardner never gets off the ground due to wooden characters and dialogue. Read full book review >

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BEST LAID PLANS & OTHER DISASTERS by Amy Rivers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 13, 2017

"Chicken soup for the working woman's soul."
The female mayor of a small town navigates politics, relationship troubles, and the reality that life doesn't always go according to plan. Read full book review >

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4TH AND FIXED by Reggie Rivers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"A natty condemnation of financial misdoings in the NFL as well as a piece of insider's delight for gridiron fans."
Meat and potatoes for the football fan, courtesy of ex-pro (and current sports journalist) Rivers. Read full book review >

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FINDING RUBY STARLING by Karen Rivers
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Totes bittersweet. (Fiction. 10-13)"
A separated-at-birth story for the digital age. Read full book review >

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THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ME by Karen Rivers
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Though the footnotes feel gimmicky and distracting, readers will likely be able to look past them (or just skip over them) and cheer for Tink as she comes into her own. (Fiction. 12-14)"
Cleverly woven through the titular encyclopedia—with entries as seemingly mundane as "Apple" and "Oxen"—is the touchingly real and often humorous story of a preteen's struggles with family, friendship and first love. Read full book review >