Late last week, a comedic legend left us a little bit happier than when she arrived: Joan Rivers passed at the age of 81.
If you’d been watching Twitter when news of her cardiac arrest during throat surgery broke, you’d be appalled to know how many people didn’t realize that she was famous well before E! Network’s famously bitchy Fashion Police. Yet her raspy voice, blunt humor, and keen insights (all wrapped in her trademarked “Can We Talk,” pronounced “tawwwwk”).
She was many things to many people, but this groundbreaking comedienne was also a bit of an inspiration to us PR strategist types. She was always my mother’s favorite funny person, so I’ve received more than an earful of the potty-mouthed legend in my day.
That’s what got me thinking: if we look hard enough, we can find seven things that we (flacks) can all learn from Joan Rivers.
Dive in after the jump.