Now on sale: Wigeon Publishing has released its second book, Beyond the Spotlight: On the Road With Phyllis Diller, written by debut author Robin Skone-Palmer of Las Vegas.
It’s a fun look behind the scenes at the trails, trials and travails of a top-tier entertainer during her heydays as a stand-up comic—from the perspective a key staff member (a.k.a. Diller Dustbiter) who toiled long hours to made sure Diller had all of her fright wigs, crazy dresses, props (and writing implements) at hand to ensure yet another laughter- and applause-filled performance.
— Did Diller write her own jokes and gags?
— Did Diller sign her own autographs? (Or even sign her own checks?)
— Was Diller also a concert pianist?
— Did Diller do her own cooking?
These and many other questions are answered in this new memoir.