The 81-year-old comedian died Sept. 4, one week after suffering cardiac and respiratory arrest during an outpatient medical procedure at a New York clinic.
Although she is best known as a stand-up comedienne, she was also a graduate of prestigious Barnard College, an adjunct of Columbia University. She graduated in the 1950s with a degree in English.
She penned 12 books in her long career starting with “Having a Baby Can be a Scream” in 1974. Her most recent, “Diary of a Mad Diva,” is currently No. 2 on Amazon’s bestsellers’ list.
The book was released in July and reached No. 1 on Amazon’s list last Friday, two days after she was stricken.
Sales of the hardcover edition soar by a stunning 64,200 percent, according to The New York Times.
Rivers’ 2012 book “I Hate Everyone…Starting With Me,” also saw a steep rise in sales on Amazon.
The paperback edition soared by 16,952 percent, hitting No. 50 on the best seller list, trailed by the hardback version, which hit No. 321, a 7,897 percent increase.
The 2010 documentary, “Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work” also hit No. 1 in DVD sales on Friday.
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|Books by Joan Rivers: Click Titles to Purchase|
|Diary of a Mad Diva|
Joan Rivers at her best… complaining.
I Hate Everyone…Starting with Me
Murder at the Academy Awards (R): A Red Carpet Murder Mystery
Bouncing Back : I’ve Survived Everything…and I Mean Everything…and You Can Too!
Men Are Stupid . . . And They Like Big Boobs
|Having a Baby Can Be a Scream|
Rare Joan Rivers from early in her career. Expect to pay a premium for this book.
Don’t Count the Candles: Just Keep the Fire Lit!
From Mother to Daughter: Thoughts and Advice on Life, Love, and Marriage
The Life and Hard Times of Heidi Abromowitz
Jewelry by Joan Rivers