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A Joan Rivers Thanksgiving Week Celebration! (#4) - Joan and Steven Celebrate Thanksgiving!

A Joan Rivers Thanksgiving Week Celebration! (#4) - Joan and Steven Celebrate Thanksgiving!
Since my week-long sojourn into the life of character actress Mary Wickes was such an overwhelming success, I’ve decided to make famed comedienne Joan Rivers my next subject! Since Joan absolutely adored Thanksgiving, I decided to christen this week JOAN RIVERS WEEK on my blog! November 21st through 25th we’ll be exploring five surprise facets of... Read more »

A Joan Rivers Thanksgiving Week Celebration! (#2) - The Epic Clash of Joan Rivers and Jerry Lewis!

A Joan Rivers Thanksgiving Week Celebration! (#2) - The Epic Clash of Joan Rivers and Jerry Lewis!
Since my week-long sojourn into the life of character actress Mary Wickes was such an overwhelming success, I’ve decided to make famed comedienne Joan Rivers my next subject! Since Joan absolutely adored Thanksgiving, I decided to christen this week JOAN RIVERS WEEK on my blog! November 21st through 25th we’ll be exploring five surprise facets of... Read more »

A Joan Rivers Week Celebration! (#1) - Steven's Book Reviews: Last Girl Before Freeway by Leslie Bennetts (Little Brown, November 2016)

A Joan Rivers Week Celebration! (#1) - Steven's Book Reviews: Last Girl Before Freeway by Leslie Bennetts (Little Brown, November 2016)
Since my week-long sojourn into the life of character actress Mary Wickes was such an overwhelming success, I’ve decided to make famed comedienne Joan Rivers my next subject! Since Joan absolutely adored Thanksgiving, I decided to christen this week JOAN RIVERS WEEK on my blog! November 21st through 25th we’ll be exploring five surprise facets... Read more »
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Why female comediennes empower this suburban white boy

“I wanted to become me, totally me. The more me, the better. I instinctively knew this and I was right.” – Phyllis Diller Unconsciously, the two blogs that I’ve written so far this week involve two titans of female comedy: Carol Burnett and Joan Rivers. Consciously, female comedians have been a part of my DNA... Read more »

Melissa Rivers gives proverbial middle finger to both forthcoming Joan Rivers biographer and celebrity scribe Kitty Kelley

Melissa Rivers gives proverbial middle finger to both forthcoming Joan Rivers biographer and celebrity scribe Kitty Kelley
“She has my blessing, but I’m not participating.” – Melissa Rivers, interview with Larry King (May 20, 2015) “People forget that unauthorized does not mean untrue and authorized does not mean authentic…The difference between authorized and unauthorized biographies is the difference between riding in carriage or squatting in steerage.” – Kitty Kelley, author of Oprah:... Read more »

"Make 'em laugh! Don't you know everyone wants to laugh?": The Importance of Humour in Everyday Life

"Make 'em laugh! Don't you know everyone wants to laugh?": The Importance of Humour in Everyday Life
In my life, and in the lives of millions, humour is the lifeblood that keeps the body moving. There’s nothing worse than talking to someone who’s like a walking stick in the mud, devoid of humour and with the personality of dirty dishwater. The brilliance of humour is its ability to bring disparate people together... Read more »
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My Book Routine, also known as the habit that knows no end

My Book Routine, also known as the habit that knows no end
I’ve met many people in this world addicted to a great many things: Alcohol, sex, cigarettes. Even love itself can be an obsession. But very people have experienced or know of people who are utterly obsessed with books. And therein lies the plot –  I, honest to God, have a routine of buying a least... Read more »