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Joan Rivers, Prolific Author in Life, Sees Her Book Sales Soar in Death

Joan Rivers prided herself on being an writer and had a prolific career as a writer mostly of self-help books and works based on her life. But what a life. Although her books were popular while she was alive, sales are soaring in death, according to reports. She penned 12 books in her long career starting with “Having a Baby Can be a Scream” in 1974. Her most recent, “Diary of a Mad Diva,” is currently No. 2 on Amazon’s bestsellers’ list....

Oscar Trash Turns Into Treasure; Auction Nets $3M

Meryl Streep, Octavia Spencer and Jean Dujardin all cherished their coveted Oscars at the 84th Annual Academy Awards, but over time, even these statuettes may become unwanted--albeit expensive--junk. Some 15 unwanted Academy Awards were sold at auction this week by Los Angeles auctioneer Nate D. Sanders....