Joan Rivers had to move on from her husband’s suicide. Her process, however, was pretty controversial. Here’s a fascinating article from the Biography website that gives us a glimpse of that story. It’s called How Joan Rivers Bounced Back After Late-Night Rejected Her and Her Husband’s Suicide.
It’s an insightful piece. This one excerpt that we found equal parts thought-provoking and motivating:
In 1994, Rivers and her daughter, Melissa, teamed up to publicly reckon with Edgar’s suicide in the form of a made-for-TV movie. Tears and Laughter: The Joan and Melissa Rivers Story premiered in May of that year, with the pair playing real-life versions of themselves as they come to terms with Edgar’s death.
At first, critics accused Rivers of exploiting the tragedy for dramatic effect; later many credited the film with helping destigmatize suicide. Rivers said she paid no mind to the initial backlash. “It was very therapeutic for Melissa and me,” she said. “Edgar’s death was so raw. So we bonded tremendously.”
Take a look at the rest of this article for more of this truly fascinating moving on story…