Author: Joan Rivers
Narrator: Joan Rivers
Length: 4 hrs., 53 mins.
Publisher: Penguin Audio
“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.”-Elizabeth Barrett Browning, 1850
“How do I hate thee? How much time do you have?”-Joan Rivers, today, about two-ish
Joan Rivers is a groundbreaking, award-winning, internationally renowned entertainment goddess. She’s also opinionated – especially when it comes to people she hates. Like people who think giving birth is a unique achievement. Or well-adjusted – a.k.a. boring – ex-child stars who don’t even have a decent addiction.
With all of her diverse experiences, it stands to reason that Joan has seen, done, said, and heard a lot of hateful things. Thank god, she took notes.
Here – uncensored and totally uninhibited – she give the best of her worst to First Ladies, closet cases, hypocrites, Hollywood, feminists, and overrated historical figures. And even when letting herself have it, Joan doesn’t hold back in this honest, unabashedly hilarious love letter to the hater in all of us.
©2012 Joan Rivers (P)2012 Penguin Audio
My Review: If you can get past Joan Rivers’ annoyingly raspy voice, you’ll enjoy this humorous audiobook. I Hate Everyone… Starting with Me isn’t Joan’s first audiobook, but it was my first listen to her literary works. I find her brash, self-centered and hilarious.
In this audiobook Joan rants and raves about various topics, celebrities and of course herself. The greatest thing about Joan is that she doesn’t give a darn about you or your feelings. She’ll talk about a topic for an hour before losing steam and moving on. She’s so funny and opinionated.
This audiobook is not for the faint of heart… Joan is harsh but still hilarious. Great listen if you’re a fan of hers.
Narrator Review: Oh Joan… your voice is part of who you are but you are not meant to be an audiobook narrator. It’s raspy and annoying… her voice made this harder to listen to than her harsh opinions.
Disclosure: I received a copy of this audiobook from the publisher.