A biography of Joan Rivers is in the works at Little, Brown & Company, with journalist Leslie Bennetts on board to write the book, reports The New York Times.
Bennetts, a former reporter for The Times who now covers the entertainment industry for Vanity Fair, met Rivers several times but never interviewed her, the story notes. The biography will rely on interviews with other comedians, friends and business associates to portray Rivers’ life. The book is scheduled to be published in 2016.
Bennetts said she was interested in the project because “Rivers’ career was also enormously significant in American cultural history, breaking down barriers for women in television and comedy and continually redefining the acceptable boundaries of truth-telling for women in public life.”