Awards & Recognition, Featured Titles Grammy Winner DIARY OF A MAD DIVA written and read by Joan Rivers (BOT Spring ’15 Drop In)

“Can we talk?” Those three words alone could instantly spark a stream of laughter through a crowd when spoken by the late, great Joan Rivers, the groundbreaking comedian who sadly passed away in September 2014. What better way for fans to honor her legacy and enjoy her one-of-a-kind voice than by listening to her final audiobook? DIARY OF A MAD DIVA, winner of the 2015 Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Performance, is a BOT Spring ’15 Drop In, so don’t miss out on the chance to entertain and delight your patrons with this no-holds-barred and always hilarious listen at the everyday life of the ultimate diva. A diva who will never be forgotten. Be sure to read on to see what Joan’s audiobook producer had to say about her.

Joan 1croppedDIARY OF A MAD DIVA
Written & read by Joan Rivers
On Sale 2/3/15
Available on CD and audio download.
Hardcover and ebook available from Berkley.

“Listeners are, with a wink, repeatedly reminded that it’s all in fun.”—AudioFile

SOP customers: Please note this is a Spring ’15 Drop In so be sure to add it to your orders. View our Spring ’15 featured collection here. Excel order form can be found here.

The way she narrated was more like watching a stage performance…
Joan 3Audiobook producer, Diane McKiernan, fondly remembers Joan Rivers:
“Working with Joan has without a doubt been one of the highlights of my career. She showed up ready to work and never tired. It seemed impossible for her to be as quick and witty as she seemed on TV but she truly was – making jokes with everyone she came across on the short walk from the car up to the studio. My favorite part of working with Joan was seeing how much fun she had recording the audiobook. The way she narrated was more like watching a stage performance than watching someone read from a page. She would laugh at her own jokes and at times, ad lib or tweak a line. It was wonderful to see her work and it’s an experience I’ll never forget.”

Watch Melissa Rivers read a funny and touching Grammy Award acceptance speech, honoring her mother:


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