Bouncing Back: I've Survived Everything ... and I Mean Everything ... and You Can Too!

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"There are many self-help books by Ph.D's, but I hold a different degree: an I.B.T.I.A. I've Been Through It All. This degree comes not on parchment but on gauze, and it entitles me to tell you that there is a way to get through any misfortune."
From Bouncing Back

Survival stratagems from Joan Rivers

Whatever doesn't kill you makes you strongerAnd always remember: Surviving is the best revengeLook at Alexander Graham Bell, who did 22,000 experiments before he hit on the telephone. Just a few more and he would have had call waitingWhenever I hit bottom, the only thing I think of was set down by Jerome Kern: Pick myself up, dust myself off and start all over again. Dr. Kevorkian will get no call from me, unless I think he'd look good in a brooch.

A fiercely honest and moving story of how Joan Rivers, one of comedy's greatest stars, survived the worst that life could throw at her, how she hit bottom and then made it back to the top.

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Can we really talk? Internationally known comic and bestselling author of The Life and Times of Heidi Abramowitz, Enter Talking, and Still Talking , Joan Rivers uses her characteristic verve and wit to candidly reveal how she hit rock bottom and made it back on top.

In one of the most original books of the year, the inimitable Joan Rivers couples a hefty dose of her inspirational ideas on overcoming anything in life with her trademark humor, to produce a book that everyone will want to read to learn how Joan Rivers overcame personal setbacks and tragedies.

As Joan says, the most obvious difference between her worst year and Queen Elizabeth's "annus horribilis" was that , unlike Liz, she managed to stay away from pastel-colored double knits. But, in reality, it was nothing compared to what happened to Rivers: in one year, she endured her husband's suicide, her estrangement from her daughter, the cancellation of her talk show, and near financial ruin. With unbridled humor, compassion, and relentless honesty, Rivers now sheds a sharp light on how she overcame these devestating setbacks to land on her feet and take the public by storm.

Bouncing Back is a very human, no-holds barred approach to overcoming life's setbacks. Anecdotal, funny, yet inspirational, it is sure to be another Rivers' bestseller.

About the Author:

Joan Rivers, the author of many high-profile bestselling books, is the host of cable television's highly rated E! preshow commentary and fashion reviews for the Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, and Emmy Award telecasts. She can be heard nightly on her syndicated talk-radio show and appears regularly on shows such as Live with Regis & Kathy Lee, Politically Incorrect, and on QVC with her popular jewelry line. She lives in New York City.

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