I couldn't stop listening -- Chelsea is ridiculously funny, and her book is far better than her daily show on E! I really love it when the author reads his/her own audio books too.
This book seemed like a forced attempt at humor. I went in with an open mind but I couldn't get past the forced feeling I got with the stories. It seemed as if she was just making things up for the sake of being funny, instead of slightly embellishing for the sake of humor, like any other comedian (I use this term loosely) would do. I admit that I am not a fan of Chelsea but I did go in with an open mind. I did the same thing with Kathy Griffin's latest book and I came out of it really liking her as a person and I hoped to do the same with Chelsea but I couldn't. I suggested avoiding this book like the plague and listening to any other book ever made.
I found myself cringing, more than laughing. Handler attemps to mimmick the tongue-in-cheek, matter-of-fact style of Amy Sedaris. Sadly, she just comes off as a nasty human being. She tells of her quirky family and her role within it, however, the stories are more depressing than they are funny. Enjoyment can be found if you don't cringe when you hear a person touting their absolute lack of respect for any part of humanity. Amy Sedaris gets away with her tongue-in-cheek stories because they are just that; tongue-in-cheek. Handler is not so much admitting and repenting her shallow dispostion as revelling in it; which makes the memoir hard to identify with. Altogether shallow and embarassing.
I love Chelsea I have listened to this read about 3 times already. I love chelsea she is the best. This book was anothe tale about stories in her life and they all were very funny and paints a clear picture. i ddin't want it to end I wanted to hear more from her. I can't wait to get the next one.
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If you Love Chelsea, then you will enjoy this book. I love the fact that Chelsea is reading it. To me, it makes it funnier. However, I must say, that you need to like Chelsea. I listened to this with my husband (who did listen with me and when I would flip to radio because of going through a toll booth or something - he would usually be the one to flip it back to the book) But anyway - He's not really a Chelsea fan so at the times when I was laughing out loud, he really didn't - but as I said, he DID listen to the whole thing and did manage a couple of chuckles through the book. I really enjoyed it and it made me laugh out loud a bunch - but I'm a fan.
A bit silly and crude, so after the first two chapters I thought I might not continue. However, by the end I was enjoying the humor and the 'company' of Chelsea Handler.
This book it was just crude without counter-balancing cleverness or intelligent humor. Knowing that this was a first person book with quasi-true stories narrated by the author, it made me dislike it even more because I found I could not relate to or generate any affinity for the narrator/author. I would not want this woman as a friend or even a travel companion on a long flight. I stopped listening half way through (which I never do) even though I was on a long trip and had no actual paper books to read and had listened to all my audible books already. I ended up re-listening to stories I had heard before. Don't waste your credit.
Absolutely HILARIOUS! Some people might consider her book offensive, but I listened to it on a long drive home from another state and it made the time fly by. I made my husband listen to it and he loved it, even funnier the 2nd time around!
Snarky, sarcastic and rude. Funny at times, but mostly annoying. Watch her show on E! instead, at least you won't waste your Audible credits.
This book was great! Once I started it I could not stop listening to it. When it comes from the comic herself there is never a dull moment in the book. I would def recommend this book to anyone. You will laugh till you cry. :-)