Last Girl Before Freeway: The Life, Loves, Losses, and Liberation of Joan Rivers

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Leslie Bennetts

Narrated By: Erin Bennett

Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA

Date: November 2016

Duration: 16 hours 6 minutes


The definitive audiobook about Joan Rivers' tumultuous, victorious, tragic, hilarious, and fascinating life.

Joan Rivers was more than a legendary comedian; she was an icon and a role model to millions, a fearless pioneer who left a legacy of expanded opportunity when she died in 2014. Her life was a dramatic roller-coaster of triumphant highs and devastating lows: the suicide of her husband, her feud with Johnny Carson, her estrangement from her daughter, her many plastic surgeries, her ferocious ambition and her massive insecurities. But Rivers' career was also hugely significant in American cultural history, breaking down barriers for her gender and pushing the boundaries of truth-telling for women in public life.

A juicy, intimate biography of one of the greatest comedians ever-a performer whose sixty year career was borne, simply, out of a desire to make people laugh so she could feel loved-LAST GIRL BEFORE FREEWAY delves into the inner workings of a woman who both reflected and redefined the world around her.


  • Cynthia Laduca

    I always admired Joan Rivers for her tenacity to take on the male comedians and open the door for women's I did not however know anything about her childhood and the struggles she had growing up.. Her issues with her husband and the financial mess he left her in. Bravo to Joan Rivers for overcoming so much adversity. Was she nuts? Well let's call it eccentric. She was so into material possessions.. Her insecurities were dealt with by owning the best of the best. Living a life style most can't even dream of. Her obsession with plastic surgeries is a rather sad aspect of her live. This woman had no self esteem at all. Very sad live to live being as famous as you are yet being lonely.