Biography of Joan Rivers Due in 2016 | Playbill

News Biography of Joan Rivers Due in 2016 Little, Brown & Co. will publish a biography of Joan Rivers — the famed comedian, fashion expert and actress who died Sept. 4 — in 2016, according to

Journalist Leslie Bennetts will pen the biography of the late Emmy winner and Tony nominee.

Little, Brown editor in chief Judy Clain said in a statement, "Joan Rivers’ life story was…characterized by triumphant highs and devastating lows, one that is both wildly entertaining and deeply moving. But Rivers’ career was also enormously significant in American cultural history, breaking down barriers for women in television and comedy and continually redefining the acceptable boundaries of truth-telling for women in public life. It’s hard to imagine a more compelling subject for a book — or one that would be more fun.”

Rivers, who was also a Tony-nominated actress for her performance in Sally Marr...and Her Escorts, died at the age of 81.

Read: Here's to Joan: Dozens of Broadway Stars Remember Joan Rivers

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