Sunday, January 20, 2013

I Hate Everyone…Starting With Me by Joan Rivers



Penguin Audio

Release Date:
June 2012

Book Blurb from Amazon...

“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” —Elizabeth Barrett Browning, 1850

“How do I hate thee? How much time do you have?” —Joan Rivers, today, about two-ish

Joan Rivers, comedienne, actress, jewelry monger, and an award-winning international star (she can sneer in eight different languages) lives by the golden rule: Do unto others before they do unto you—and for God’s sakes, do it funny! Her career in comedy may have begun with self-loathing, but, after looking at the decrepitude around her, she figured, “Why stop here when there are so many other things to hate?” With all of her experiences, Joan has looked down at, turned away from, and thrown up over a lot of hateful things, deplorable places, and despicable people. Thank God she took notes.

Here—uncensored and uninhibited—Joan says exactly what’s on her mind…And HER mind is a terrible thing to waste. She proudly kicks the crap out of ugly children, dating rituals, funerals, and lousy restaurants. She nails First Ladies, closet cases, and hypocrites to the wall. She shows no mercy towards doctors and feminists, and even goes after Anne Frank and Stephen Hawking. Joan lets everyone—including herself—have it in this one hundred percent honest and unabashedly hilarious love letter to the hater in all of us.

This is absolute Joan Rivers. You gotta love her. Even if she hates you.

My thoughts...

This was a good one for me to listen to on audio. Joan Rivers is funny and quite mean, too. LOL She's so politically incorrect and she doesn't discriminate - she insults everyone. It made for an interesting commute to and from work. Sometimes I'd be laughing and other times I'd be rolling my eyes. This was more like a comedy club routine then reading (or listening to) a book. A good diversion :)

FTC Disclosure: I took this book out from the library for my own enjoyment.

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  1. She's a funny lady. This is probably best on audio.

  2. I figured this was hilarious. Does she narrate her own book?

    1. I forgot to mention that in my review - yes, she does narrate it herself.


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