A few years ago I had the great privilege of working with Joan Rivers. Because Joan was famous for her “take-no-prisoners” interview style, I was concerned she might embarrass me on the interview, but was willing to risk it to get the attention.
Unless you had ever met Ms. Rivers you would only know her for what you had seen on television — a bold, brash, raunchy comedian with no boundaries. If you heard her story then you’d know she was one of the great “whatever-it-takes” people of all time.
When I met Joan Rivers I realized how little I knew about her. She showed up at my home in Hollywood at the age of 79 after a full day of work and a cross-country flight from New York to Los Angeles. She showed up face-lift positive, with the attitude of a 20 year old in love, grateful to be working, and demonstrated a whatever-it-takes work ethic.