The rise and fall and rise and fall of Roseanne

What to make of Roseanne Barr? Yet another hot take? No. Her personal and professional lives, to both the most casual observers and the most ardent fans, have ridden the metaphorical rollercoaster for more than three decades now. And it’s all been well documented. From her initial breakthrough as a “domestic goddess” on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and Rodney Dangerfield’s stand-up specials. To her ABC sitcom a year later, which became a hit despite Roseanne fighting with the show’s creator, producers and other writers, and gave each of her three husbands on-air roles on the show. To...

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