Say something about yourself!
This was recommended to me by a couple people, and its not for the really straight laced type. Its modern and sexually upfront, and pretty entertaining and enjoyable as a listen. If you liked the show Sex in the City, chances are you'll enjoy this book.
I will start by saying I love Chelsea Handler, She is hysterical, real and ballsy! I like that because she says what everyone wants to but doesn't. I am not sure if it is because Chelsea Handler was not the narrator or it just wasn't as funny as her other books. However, it was entertaining. It is what it is. I did have some laugh out loud moments. If you just want to read this in order to read Lies Chelsea Handler told then I say go for it.
I think this was an okay story with not too much of a point. There weren’t really any highs or lows or turning points. She really just slept around and drank a lot. I guess that’s the point of the story and at the end her dads like she should write a book about all the people she slept with and she thinks its dumb so I guess that could also be the point but overall it did seem dumb. It wasn’t really sad or funny or anything it was like listening to a whore ramble. But the narrator was great at telling the nonsense.
It's not funny in the least. It's nothing but a slut telling the world about her slutiness and it's filled with profanities. Don't waste your money!
Unlike reviewers who are taking the material way too seriously or can't appreciate Handler's style of humor, I found the stories entertaining. The narrator, on the other hand, is the wrong choice for this type of book. She waters down most of the humor with her soothing, monotone voice. Too bad Handler isn't doing this performance. At least she knows how to deliver her own material, as is evident in the audio presentation of Are You There, Vodka...
Chelsea Handler paints herself to be a shallow, pathetic, trashy, small-minded person who desperately tries to define herself with random sexual encounters. If I could detect even an ounce of sarcasm her sexcapades might be funny, but instead it leaves me feeling sorry for her and for anyone who ever got between her legs.
Ms Handler makes her way from meaningless hookup to meaningless hookup throughout her early adult life, sometimes finding herself in some truly funny situations. The thought occurs to me over and over again while listening that she seems quite unhappy, and it's largely because of the unnecessary lies she's told for her own amusement while pursuing these disposable relationships; any chance of a connection is gone because of how she got to where she did. Her cynicism shines through loud and clear, though, talking about how she doesn't want to waste her "first marriage" on a gay man, for instance.
It's no spoiler to say that she hits bottom (a couple of times) and starts thinking about settling down by the end of the book. I wonder, though: who would have her after reading this?
I love Chelsea and was excited to get this book. Sadly, it was one of the worst books I've ever listened to. I would have loved to have quit after the first few chapters but it's my personal commitment that if I'm going to review something I should at least finish it. Well, it never got better. I am not easily offended and the first half of the book was just gross and crass--not the least bit entertaining. If anything you felt sorry for her. Then, the last half was just plain boring. I'm sure she has led an exciting life and to think she found a publisher to put out these particular stories is amazing--don't waist your time or money--just check out her show.