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Melissa Rivers Says Joan's Death Was '100 Percent Preventable'

Melissa Rivers Says Joan's Death Was '100 Percent Preventable'

Originally posted 05/01/2015 12:00PM

Melissa Rivers shares her personal memories of her mother, Joan, and the lessons she taught her about laughter and love. Subscribe now for instant access to this exclusive interview, only in PEOPLE.

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Melissa Rivers Held Joan During Her Final Hours: 'She Knew I Was There'

UpdatePosted 04/30/2015 04:30PM

Melissa Rivers Held Joan During Her Final Hours: 'She Knew I Was There'

Originally posted 04/29/2015 07:25PM

Melissa Rivers shares her personal memories of her mother, Joan, and the lessons she taught her about laughter and love. Subscribe now for instant access to this exclusive interview, only in PEOPLE.

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Melissa Rivers: Mom Joan and Son Cooper Were 'Ridiculously Close'

Melissa Rivers: Mom Joan and Son Cooper Were 'Ridiculously Close'

Originally posted 04/30/2015 03:00PM

Melissa Rivers shares her personal memories of her mother, Joan, and the lessons she taught her about laughter and love. Subscribe now for instant access to this exclusive interview, only in PEOPLE.

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Melissa Rivers and Son Cooper on Losing Joan: 'We Miss Her Every Day'

Melissa Rivers and Son Cooper on Losing Joan: 'We Miss Her Every Day'

Originally posted 04/29/2015 09:10AM

Melissa Rivers shares her personal memories of her mother, Joan, and the lessons she taught her about laughter and love. Subscribe now for instant access to this exclusive interview, only in PEOPLE.

It's been almost eight months since Joan Rivers passed away at age 81 following complications from an endoscopic procedure, but her daughter Melissa says she's finally not counting the hours or days since.

"I never let myself imagine life without her," Melissa exclusively tells PEOPLE in this week's issue. "Why would I want to?"

In a new memoir, The Book of Joan: Tales of Mirth, Mischief and Manipulation, Melissa pays tribute to her mom, recalling an upbringing that was filled with love and laughter. From Joan's obsessions with true crime, which Melissa shared, to their tales of working hundreds of red carpets together, the book could have been called "Cheaper than Therapy!" says Melissa, laughing. "It was very, very cathartic to write."

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FROM EW: Melissa Rivers Pays Tribute to Joan Rivers at Daytime Emmys | Joan Rivers, Melissa Rivers

FROM EW: Melissa Rivers Pays Tribute to Joan Rivers at Daytime Emmys

Originally posted 04/27/2015 10:50AM

"My mother felt loved and valued by the daytime community," Melissa told the audience at the annual awards show

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Stars Who've Walked Out of Interviews

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Robert Downey Jr. and 6 Other Stars Who've Left Mid-Interview

Originally posted 04/23/2015 05:40PM

Robert Downey Jr. is a seasoned interviewee. Not only is he currently in the midst of a global press tour for Avengers: Age of Ultron, but he's undoubtedly put up with hundreds of inane, uninformed and downright dumb questions throughout his long career.

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Melissa Rivers Penned Letter to Mother Joan, Her 'Tenant': 'I Love Having You Live with Me' | Joan Rivers, Melissa Rivers

Melissa Rivers Penned Letter to Mother Joan Rivers, Her 'Tenant': 'I Love Having You Live with Me'

Originally posted 04/07/2015 06:40PM

Melissa Rivers remembers her mother Joan Rivers not only as a sharp-tongued, witty matriarch and a famed comedian, but also as a diva tenant.

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Rare Joan Rivers Album Gets Record Store Day Reissue

Rare Joan Rivers Album Gets Record Store Day Reissue

Originally posted 04/06/2015 02:00PM

Joan Rivers had a long and prolific career, and some of her albums are harder to find than others. But in the case of The Next to Last Joan Rivers Album, that's a tragedy, which is why it's so great the long out-of-print album is getting a proper re-release from Stand Up! Records, just in time for Record Store Day (April 18).

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Joan Rivers Estate to Be Auctioned Off at Christie's: Source

Joan Rivers Estate to Be Auctioned Off at Christie's: Source

Originally posted 04/02/2015 11:35AM

While Joan Rivers's Upper East Side apartment is currently listed for sale in New York City, property from the late comedian's famous estate is being readied for auction at Christie's, a source tells PEOPLE.

A once crumbling 1903 ballroom, the space was restored by Rivers with gilded boiserie, painted blue-sky ceiling frescoes and Louis XVI furniture installed in the Manhattan apartment now listed for $28 million.

"It's what Marie Antoinette would have done if she had money," she one famously said of her over-the-top home.

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Ben Stiller Finally Learns Why Joan Rivers Held a Grudge Against Him

Ben Stiller Finally Learns Why Joan Rivers Held a Grudge Against Him

Originally posted 03/26/2015 05:05PM

Joan Rivers was never shy about her dislike for Ben Stiller, but the Zoolander 2 star says he never understood the late comedienne's beef – until Howard Stern and his team enlightened him this week.

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