Whether it's a vacation with her dad during which he tells airline staff they're a honeymoon couple in order to get an upgrade, or her elaborate attempts to convince her third-grade classmates that she's starring in a Private Benjamin sequel, Chelsea lets it rip in these relentlessly entertaining essays. Displaying the candor and irresistible turn of phrase that have earned her a recurring stint as a correspondent on The Tonight Show as well as her own E! series, Chelsea Lately, this deliciously skewed collection is a guilty pleasure.
©2008 Chelsea Handler; (P)2008 Simon and Schuster, Inc.
"Chelsea Handler is a terrific comedian and a hilarious writer. (Jay Leno)
"Chelsea Handler writes like Judy Blume, if Judy Blume were into vodka, Ecstasy, and sleeping with midgets and nineteen-year-olds." (Jennifer Weiner, best-selling author of In Her Shoes)
"There's something suspiciously sophisticated about how [Handler's] jokes line up that suggests the moral austerity of a comic not of [Joan] Rivers' bad-girl school: Tina Fey." (New York Times)
Great job Chelsea, I very much enjoyed your book, but much more to hear you read it. It just made the experience even more enjoyable - what a funny gal ! The whole transaction of downloading books from Audible was way too easy and the customer assistance I needed was fast and direct - thank you all -
This was a good read, rather - listen, because I really felt during her youth, I could have been there with her - I was even able to place myself in her shoes a couple times...scarey. And who knew one could be " face raped " . I had fun going on your visit to France and decided that dining with " my tickets" on table won't happen nor will I get a massage anywhere that doesn't give " happy endings" . I had fun and now I am off to order my next book -
i thought this might be on par with david sedaris or hollis gillespie. you know, funny and insightful stories told by people you wish you could befriend.
i did chuckle a couple of times, but overall i find her humor shallow, grating, and lacking in redeeming qualities.
If you love Chelsea Handler and her show Chelsea Lately, this audiobook will not disappoint. I loved that not only was she writer, but also the narrator. Her different voices that she uses for different characters in her book are hysterical! She is sarcastic and funny and a great writer. Once I started listening, I couldn't stop!
I think you have to have a certain type of sense of humor to enjoy this book. It's probably not for everyone. For me, it was perfect. I often found myself cracking up by myself in my cubicle, pulling over on the freeway because I was laughing so hard I was crying, and pausing my ipod in the airport so I didn't look like a crazy person when I started to laugh aloud. I didn’t really know who Chelsea Handler was until I downloaded this book, but now I'm DVR'ing her show every night. Can a book be too funny?...this one almost is.
...then listen to this book! If you do not enjoy Chelsea Handler's style of humor, then go find something else to listen too. Duh. I laughed out loud multiple times, and many of my peers at the gym think I am crazy, I'm sure. Regardless, I did enjoy this book. The key to Chelsea's humor is: (almost) nothing is off limits.
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