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)
Let me preface this review by saying I love to watch the Chelsea Lately show, in fact I rarely miss an episode and am known to watch reruns so was sure I would love her book BUT this book is about as crass and inane as anything ever written (and read). Come on Chelsea; your shallow, mean, bigoted attitude and words go beyond excuse. I admit I did chuckle several times but was mostly appalled by the scenarios, the way she trashes her family and friends AND some of the stupid predicaments she gets herself in to. I can only hope this memoir is a figment of her imagination and/or a "not very funny" comedy routine. Obviously I can only take Chelsea in small doses (20 minute show).
I was disappointed that Chelsea didn't read this book, but the reader did a good job. It's a tacky read, but very fun.
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