Back when I was putting the word out for Six-Word Memoirs for our very first Six-Word book, a friend who knew Joan Rivers asked the famous talker if she was game to describe herself in just six words. My pal texted Joan who immediately replied: “Furious! Had same idea for 7!” A few moments later she shared the Six-Worder seen above, one that graces page 82 of Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous & Obscure.
I think Joan Rivers was one of the first celebrities to jump into the six mix because she was lady who was, in a word, game. My parents love recounting how they used to see her in small clubs when she was just getting started—seemingly she never stopped working.
So we raise a glass to Joan Rivers and toast her the way this community knows best: in six words.
“Hardest working woman you’ll never meet.” —PollyMath
“The abrasive queen is no longer.” —cheesehead1976
“Lightning-witted, deliciously un-PC. RIP inimitable Joan.” — LetTheWolfin
“Can we talk?” Joan sure could!” —Jugggler
“Oh, Joan Rivers… we’ll never talk.” —lillybrook
“Johnny and Joan finally settled it.” —L2L3
“Angels are raving about Joan’s ensemble.” —ADHDean
“Joan Rivers: Got to the point.” —Larry_D._Smith
“No one could deliver like Joan.” —shaunyata
“Fashion police was my secret pleasure.” —marymc
“Joan said bury her in style.” —JAD
“Joan was our indefatigable whoopie cushion.” —by Loon
“What the hell you wearing, God?” —Abby_Ellin
“Wearing white, Joan’s shaking her head.” —jl333
“Imagine Joan, flipping God the bird.” —notjustagirlintheworld
“Remember Joan, let God talk sometimes.” @AisforAmie