• Lies My Mother Told Me

  • The World According to Joan
  • By: Melissa Rivers
  • Narrated by: Melissa Rivers
  • Length: 6 hrs
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (43 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

If you think Joan Rivers said funny, outrageous, and ridiculous things onstage, wait 'til you hear the funny, outrageous, and ridiculous things she said offstage...things that will make you laugh out loud...and keep Melissa in therapy for the foreseeable future. The only thing my mother loved more than making people laugh was lying...or as she'd say, "embellishing." Her motto was: "Why let the truth ruin a good story?" This book contains some of those stories.

©2022 Melissa Rivers (P)2022 Recorded Books

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painful

I wanted to like it. I love Joan rivers. but this was a waste of a credit.

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Could not finish this audio book

I could not finish this audio book. Unfortunately, it is not funny or pleasant.

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Oh no! Sooooo bad!

This is sad, rushed, full of tired quips.. Trying to copy her mothers sharpe witted humor, the author fails. I’m only 30 minutes in but I find it very tedious. I’ll give it another 30 minutes but if it doesn’t improve I’ll need to return it. The sad attempts at humor are just tedious and the attempts at mimicking her mothers humor fail. All my opinion of course. There’s also an element of sarcasm which is unflattering and tired.

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If your a fan of Joan’s stories then you’ll enjoy the listen.

Written very much in the style of Joan’s “Diary of a Mad Diva” book. Funny listen and Melissa’s story telling can put a joke in Joan fashion for the listener.

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Melissa is amazing!

To Melissa, “Was great hearing about your son and you dear mother!” Loved it! I hope to hear more from Melissa in the future.

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A fun book to make you smile

This is a fun book that makes at least smile if not laugh out laud. I hope Melissa write a memoir some day for real.

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Loved the book

It made me laugh. I really enjoyed the book. Two thumbs up to Melissa Rivers for writing the book reading it. I thoroughly enjoyed it and I highly recommend it.

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Melissa has Joan’s sense of humor

Very entertaining and a quick listen. If you loved Joan Rivers sense of humor, you will enjoy this. A nice change of pace from all the political books that consume me.

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  • Jack
  • 04-15-22

I miss Joan (and well done Melissa)

I adored this audio book! Joan is missed and Melissa keeps her memory alive x