Vanity Fair entertainment reporter Leslie Bennetts has landed a deal with Little, Brown to pen a biography about the late Joan Rivers. Rivers (pictured, via) died in early September 2014.
Prior to her passing, Bennetts met Rivers several times. According to The New York Times, Bennetts explained in a statement that she was drawn to this story because “Rivers’s career was also enormously significant in American cultural history, breaking down barriers for women in television and comedy…”
To write the book, Bennets plans to conduct interviews with friends, other comedians, and business associates The publishing house has scheduled a release date for 2016.