AUTHOR TALK | Melissa Rivers, “Lies My Mother Told Me”

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TV personality and author Melissa Rivers discusses her new book, sharing stories fromabout her larger-than-life mother, comedian Joan Rivers at this pre-Mother’s Day cocktail party event. 

AUTHOR TALK | Melissa Rivers, "Lies My Mother Told Me"
TV Personality, "Fashion Police" Cohost, Actress and Daughter of Joan Rivers
Live @ the J + Livestreamed | Book Signing + Cocktails
Saturday, May 6 @ 7:00pm
If you think Joan Rivers said funny, outrageous, and ridiculous things onstage, wait until you read the funny and ridiculous things she said offsage—things that will make you laugh out loud and kept her daughter Melissa in therapy. The hilariously funny Melissa Rivers—bestselling author, reality TV star, actress, fashion and lifestyle podcaster, and philanthropist—discusses her newest book, “Lies My Mother Told Me: Tall Tales from a Short Woman.” A work of fiction, this pandemic project channeled her beloved comedian mother Joan Rivers’ voice and humor to help her through the isolation and uncertainty of the past few years. With the help of co-author Larry Amaros, Rivers brings to life the stories her mother may have told to bring levity and humor to cheer up people around her. “The only thing my mother loved more than making people laugh was lying…or as she’d say ‘embellishing.’ Her motto was Why let the truth ruin a good story?” Rivers will discuss these stories and provide a glimpse into the life of this iconic female comedian.  
After the show: Book sales, author signing + cocktails.
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Book Bundle*: $32 (includes signed book + event ticket)
Talk Only: $18 adults | $15 students/seniors 65+
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*Note: Book bundle includes discounted book. Additional copies and book sales at the event available at retail price ($28 + tax).
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Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: May 6, 2023 Final Performance: May 6, 2023