As a tribute to recently passed comedian Joan Rivers, I wanted to feature a book I had the honor of reading when its first edition came on the market.
Enter Talking (Delacorte Press, 1986) is Rivers’ first autobiography unfolding the stories of her childhood, unsupportive parents, early aspirations to become an actress, and the struggles endured on her way to putting women on the comedy map.
Even the most minute details are not omitted; Enter Talking unfolds realities in the world of show business often glossed over in several memoirs. Brutally honest, brilliant, humorous, and sad, this book shows readers a side of one woman’s whose rise to fame was anything but easy. In addition, Enter Talking inspires those to never give up on their dreams despite roadblocks that lay ahead.
Rest in peace, Ms. Rivers. Heaven just got a little more amusing,