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Melissa Rivers writes memoir about Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers and Melissa Rivers attend the 56th annual Grammy Awards Pre-Grammy Gala and Salute to Industry Icons honoring Lucian Grainge at The Beverly Hilton on Jan. 25, 2014, in Beverly Hills, California.

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Melissa Rivers has found a way to work through her grief for her mother, sparring partner and closest friend, Joan Rivers -- she's written a memoir.

"The Book of Joan: Tales of Mirth, Mischief, and Manipulation" will come out May 5, publisher Crown Archetype announced Wednesday. According to Crown, an imprint of Penguin Random House, the book will feature jokes, stories and advice.

Melissa Rivers said in a statement issued through Crown that laughter had "less side effects than Prozac" and was "a lot cheaper than therapy." She also said that she had written a book she hoped would make her mother laugh.

Joan Rivers died last September after she went into cardiac and respiratory arrest during a throat procedure.

This past weekend, Joan Rivers posthumously won a Grammy Award for best spoken word album for narrating the audio version of her recent memoir "Diary of a Mad Diva." Melissa Rivers accepted the honor on her behalf, joking, "If my mother was here tonight, she would not only be honored and thrilled to be holding her first Grammy, she would most likely have it copied and on the air on QVC by 11."