Anyone read the article about Joan Rivers in New York Magazine? I love her, read her books, interviewed her, seen her perform, but I was surprised by the bitterness and lack of graciousness she showed when talking about comics like Sarah Silverman and Kathy Griffin saying, “I will only praise someone who can’t take anything away from me.” She sees them, Kathy in particular, as cutting into her market share, getting the gay gigs that would have gone to her (imagine how I feel – lol). And while no doubt that is true, what can anyone really “take away” from a woman who has established herself as the pinnacle of success in comedy, who lives like a queen, who is adored by generations of fans? When does what you have outweight what you don’t? She talks mockingly about the time she was at a comedy event at Radio City Music Hall and all these comics “who have their own little show” and she didn’t, kept coming up to her and saying “Thank you Joan. I wouldn’t be where I am if not for yooooooou!” For some reason she found this condescending. She admits she wanted to say “I’ll show you how it’s done, pussycat. Follow that.” Well, Joan you have. That’s why we admire you, respect you, and tell you we couldn’t do it without you. We are “following that.” Your thoughts?