Easton Press, Norwalk. CT. 1997. Joan Rivers "Bouncing Back" Signed First Edition. Leather bound collector's edition bound in full genuine leather.
This magnificent leather-bound heirloom has been signed on a special limitation page. This book is #668 of only 1,500 signed and numbered copies.
COA from Easton Press guarantees the signature authenticity. This item also includes an unattached bookplate for your own personalization.
Condition: Very Fine. A wonderful bright clean copy free of any markings, writings, or stamps inside the book. See photos. Sharp corners that have not been bumped. Tight binding, most likely an unread book. Collector's grade hardcover book worthy of your Easton Press library. Exceptional very fine quality.
About the Author:
Joan Rivers (June 8, 1933 - September 4, 2014) was an American comedian, talk show host, businesswoman, and celebrity. She is known for her brash manner and loud, gruff voice with a heavy metropolitan New York accent. Rivers was the National Chairwoman of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and on board with God's Love We Deliver. Like the ground-breaking Phyllis Diller, whose career preceded and overlapped hers, Rivers' act relied heavily on poking fun at herself. A typical Rivers joke about her unattractiveness: "I used to stand by the side of the road with a sign: 'Last girl before freeway.'"
Joan Rivers was born Joan Sandra Molinsky in Brooklyn, New York, to Jewish parents Beatrice and Meyer C. Molinsky. She was raised in Westchester County, New York. She attended Connecticut College between 1950 and 1952, and graduated from Barnard College in 1954 with a B.A. in English and anthropology.
In the 1960s Rivers made television appearances as a comedian on the popular shows The Tonight Show and The Ed Sullivan Show, as well as hosting the first of her several talk shows. Later in that decade she made a brief but notable appearance opposite Burt Lancaster in the film The Swimmer. She was also a regular gag writer and performer on TV's Candid Camera.
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.
Joan co-hosted a segment of the Australian 2006 Logie Awards. She was given a specially commissioned pink Logie award. When given the award, Joan threw it over her shoulder and remarked "It's the ugliest award I have ever seen!" Months later (in June), footage of the spectacle was featured in an episode of Web Junk 20.
In the 58th annual Emmy awards in August, Rivers interviewed Debra Messing, making the actress River's 1000th red carpet interview.
Joan has also been awarded (2004) the much coveted "Celebrity Cyborg of The Year" award by the prestigious ACL (American Cyborg League).
* Once Upon a Coffee House (1965)
* The Swimmer (1968)
* Rabbit Test (1978) (also director and writer)
* Uncle Scam (1981)
* The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)
* Les Patterson Saves the World (1987)
* Spaceballs (1987)
* Pee-Wee's Playhouse Christmas Special1988
* Look Who's Talking (1989) (voice)
* Public Enemy #2 (1993)
* Serial Mom (1994)
* Napoleon (1995) (voice)
* Goosed (1999)
* The Intern (2000)
* Whispers: An Elephant's Tale (2000) (voice)
* The Making and Meaning of 'We Are Family' (2002) (documentary)
* Hip! Edgy! Quirky! (2002)
* Shrek 2 (2004) (voice)
* First Daughter (2004)
* The Joan Rivers Show (1969) (canceled after 2 months)
* The Electric Company (cast member from 1972 - 1977) (voice)
* An Audience with Joan Rivers (1984)
* Joan Rivers and Friends Salute Heidi Abromowitz (1985)
* Joan Rivers: Can We Talk? (1986) (canceled after 15 episodes)
* The Late Show (host from 1986 - 1987)
* The New Hollywood Squares (center square from 1988 - 1989)
* The Joan Rivers Show (1989 - 1993)
* How to Murder a Millionaire (1990)
* Lady Boss (1992)
* Tears and Laughter: The Joan and Melissa Rivers Story (1994)
* Can We Shop? (1995 - 2014)
* Another World (cast member in 1997)
* The Joan Rivers Position (2004-2006)
* An Audience with Joan Rivers (2006)
* Joan Rivers: Before Melissa Pulls the Plug (2006)
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* Beautiful Illustrations
- Easton Press
- Easton Press 1997
- Full genuine leather
- Signed First Limited Edition
- Very Fine