The late Joan Rivers did everything her own way, and her daughter Melissa just revealed that this unique way of living also applied to her money.
In her new book The Book of Joan : Tales of Mirth, Mischief, and Manipulation, Melissa recounts how her mother would hide her cash in candy boxes. Specifically, the comedian kept her cash hidden in Milk Duds boxes.
“They’re the same size as paper money, so in case someone rifled through her purse, they’d overlook it,” Melissa explained, according to The Blaze.
A child of the great Depression, it comes as no surprise that Joan was skeptical of banks and kept some of her fortune hidden around her home in unusual places.
Melissa calls her 304 page book “a fun homage to my mom.” Don’t be expecting any stunning revelations in the book, however. Joan was an open book, and after writing three autobiographies, she didn’t have many secrets from the public left when she died suddenly last year.
One thing you will learn in the book is that Joan was a germ-o-phobe of sorts, and that she carried a can of Lysol in her purse everywhere she went.
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