Joan Rivers and the price of victory

I’ve had another article published on,  a brief reflection on the career of Joan Rivers and the cost of success in an industry that’s against you:

Joan Rivers clung to her performance career if not to the bitter end, at least to the very end. Yet Rivers was tough, and even those who found her humour utterly beyond the pale must give at least grudging respect for her accomplishments in an industry averse to women who fall outside of a narrow set of criteria beginning with youth, beauty, and sex appeal.