Rivers up for posthumous Grammy | Nominated for spoken word album

Rivers up for posthumous Grammy

Nominated for spoken word album

Joan Rivers is in the running for a posthumous Grammy Award.

Diary Of A Mad Diva, the audiobook of her daily musings, is up for the leading recording industry award for best spoken word album.

The book was released in July, and became a bestseller when the comedian died in September at the age of 81, rocketing from number 1,417 on the Amazon chart to number two within hour of the news breaking.

Rivers herself narrated the audiobook, which runs for nearly seven hours.

She faces competition in her category from ex-president Jimmy Carter’s audiobook about global women’s rights, A Call To Action as well as Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America; Gloria Gaynor’s We Will Survive: True Stories Of Encouragement, Inspiration, And The Power Of Song; A Fighting Chance by US senator Elizabeth Warren and the novel Actors Anonymous by James Franco

The nominees in the comedy category are:

  • Mandatory Fun by "Weird Al" Yankovic
  • Obsessed by Jim Gaffigan
  • Oh My God by Louis C.K.
  • Tragedy Plus Comedy Equals Time by Patton Oswalt
  • We Are Miracles by Sarah Silverman

The awards will be handed out on February 8.

Published: 6 Dec 2014

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