Melissa Rivers To Write A Book About Her Mom

Melissa Rivers, the only child of late comedian Joan Rivers, will write about their relationship in a book to be published later this year, her publisher said on Wednesday.

In “The Book of Joan: Tales of Mirth, Mischief and Manipulation,” Rivers, 47, will share observations, personal stories and thoughts about her mother, who died following complications during a medical procedure last year at the age of 81. The book is scheduled to be released on May 5 in the United States and Canada.

“Joan was beloved the world over for her fearlessness and one-of-a-kind sense of humor. But no one was closer to her than her daughter and partner-in-crime,” Trish Boczkowski, vice president and editorial director of Crown Archetype, said.

Rivers said she wanted to write a book that would make her mother laugh. “In our family we always believed that laughter was the best medicine. Not only are there less side effects than Prozac, but it’s a lot cheaper than therapy.”

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