I love Chelsea Handler, and thought that this book was going to be hilarious. I was very disappointed. The stories weren't funny in the slightest, and they seemed to come out of nowhere, as if she pulled them randomly out of a hat. I would think that if she had to choose from all of the interesting and funny stories of her life, that these would be at the very bottom of the list.
Seriously, guys... it was just NOT funny, and very boring....and this is coming from a big fan.
I like her show so I thought this might be an interesting listen. No so...very much high school mentality and not really funny. I am not going to listen to the entire audio, which is a big deal for me. I make a commitment for each book I pick up and with this one I am willing to stop halfway.
Funny as usually, the stories are short and hilarious. It's nice to hear the author read their own book.
The second book in Chelsea Handler's trio has many laugh out loud moments. Narrated to perfection by the author, the book is a sort of tribute to her father who is lovingly referred to as "b-tch t-ts." I've always admired authors who are able to describe what some might consider a "dysfunctional" family with love, humor, and a healthy dose of sarcasm. By embracing her father's unique view of the world, Chelsea let's us know it's all all right. A very enjoyable listen.
The adventures and thought processes of Chelsea Handler are a scream! I laughed from beginning to end. Great mindless entertainment.
I found the new stories in this book very enjoyable. However, some of them were repeated from her previous book and/or lingered on. I did enjoy hearing the book read by the author herself.
Great book. Driving and listening material. I like it. Some chapters in little bit boring
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.