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Flashback Friday-Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? (2011-2014)

Mothers and daughters, if we are lucky, have a rock solid relationship.

Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? aired from 2011-2014. This reality show took the viewer in the lives and careers of the late Joan Rivers and her daughter Melissa.

It was a standard reality show whose focus is the private lives of celebrities. What made it slightly stand out was it’s stars. There was only one Joan Rivers, which helped in a genre that is mostly brain dead.

Do I recommend it? Maybe.

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The Book of Joan: Tales of Mirth, Mischief, and Manipulation Book

The mother-daughter relationship is a unique and complicated relationship.

In 2016, TV personality Melissa Rivers published The Book of Joan: Tales of Mirth, Mischief, and Manipulation, a memoir about her relationship with her late comedian mother, Joan Rivers.

Joan Rivers was not an ordinary mother. She was mouthy, un-pc like at moments, uninhibited and walked over boundaries as if they were nothing. But she loved her daughter fiercely. In this non-linear memoir, Melissa tells the story of her mother’s life and their unconventional relationship as only she can.

I really enjoyed reading this book. It gives the reader an insight to Joan Rivers as only her daughter can.

I recommend it.

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