Thursday, September 4, 2014

Can We Talk... About Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers 1933-2014

No doubt there are some who thought Joan Rivers was brash or mean or a foolish plastic surgery victim or all the above. She was always honest (sometimes brutally) and often the butt of her own jokes, but in recent years she let her softer side sneak out.

I'm just so sorry she's gone.

I happen to think she got better as she got older. Yes, she went to unhealthy extremes that I don't condone or would ever attempt. She was searching for something and never gave up trying.

Have you seen the film "Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work"? It may change your mind if you've not been a fan. It's a lovely memento if you are.


  1. She was a true original. Brave and intelligent. We will miss her.

  2. In 1990 I was privileged to be the 'point person' in charge of making the travel arrangements, managing every detail of Joan's visit to Minnespolis for two shows at the Guthrie Theater ~ an AIDS Benefit! I stood at the gate as she, Spike her beloved dog, Dorothy her assistant and Kenneth her hairdresser exited the plane. I had a limo waiting to whisk them away to the Whitney Hotel. Both shows were sold out of course .. Tears running down audience members' faces from her insanely funny jokes. The following day I escorted the group to a local television station for a quick interview and then it was back to the airport for their flight home! What a performer, gracious woman, a true professional. I was blessed to have met her.

    1. What a great memory to have. I think we all suspected she was really a pussycat..