©2005 Chelsea Handler; (P)2008 Tantor
I laughed out loud many times and received many stares from strangers when listening to Chelsea's book out in public. I think the book works so much better when the author can read the book. This is so true for this book. I would recommend for a good laugh.
But..... If you do. YOU WILL LOVE THIS BOOK!! It gives some hilarious insight into her life.
I am someone who actually seeks out raunchy humor. I enjoy erotic novels even. But this was painful to listen to! It's NOT funny. Chelsea Handler basically sets out to act like a man-whore and succeeds. Spoiler alert! She sleeps with a lot of random men. Then she complains about their skills and their endowments. But her jokes have all been done before by other comics. If it had been written better, it might have been worth reading. All in all, it came off as a tired, overdone, boring read. It takes a really rare talent to make sex boring. Don't waste your money!
I am not objective in my review, so my apologies for that. I have no idea, why and how I acquired this book, granted, that I am strongly against the stupidity of one night stands and "free" sex. So, I never even managed to listen this book for more than the first ten or so minutes.
the stories were boring nothing to wow me or keep my attention.
maybe if it was actual Chelsea reading the book
The stories, the way it was written, everything was pretty much terrible. The reader herself sounded bored with the material and it came across as an even more shallow version of sexy and the city.
Not really, I enjoy the author's stand up but this book was painfully bad. Her opening story about her father getting ready to beat her because she walked in on her parents having sex was too over the top. Not because I don't believe she walked in on her parents having sex, nor do I think her father didn't hit her. But the fact that she starts talking about her options as she's hiding from her parents as though she's and adult now instead of the pre-school child she was. So basically being led to believe that a 7 year old kid was thinking of calling child services, getting a divorce from her parents, payments from them, etc. was just a little hard to believe.
I understand that this is "supposed" to be a comedy book, and I'm sure most of the stories in here aren't real, but you can only suspend disbelief for so long. The whole book came across as a less funny version of "I hope they Serve Beer in hell", which also wasn't a terribly funny or believable book.
Additionally, about half way through the book, she starts talking about going to a friends wedding, which was the exact same as one of the earlier chapters. Roughly 90% of the material was re-used and I actually checked my phone to make sure I was on the right chapter. I could only stand listening to about 60% of this book before I gave up on it. It's not funny or entertaining. Chelsea should stick to stand up comedy.
Chelsea should stick to stand up comedy.
......sleeping with the guy who looked like a less attractive "Scott Wolf". Without giving anything away I loved how she took that unexpected surprise in utter horror and hilarity shrugged it off and kept on moving. Also....least interesting isn't the word, but a little to gross was the underwear incident. Still made me laugh like hell though.
Yes, she was really easy to listen to and she hit the punchlines in all the jokes like a pro.
I love Chelsea Handler, but.....I dunno I had been meaning to check this out for a long time and now that I finally got around to it I was just not super impressed. It was cute. Definitely made me actually LOL more than a handful of times. I still think she is awesome, but maybe I was just expecting to much from the book.
A single funny or slightly sexy story.
It was rote, unemotional, and almost as dry as the contents of the book itself.
From the other comments I expected something funny, erotic and well written. This book contains none of the above... or any other positive traits for that matter. At least I got it on the $4.95 sale. If you love really bad reality TV, you may enjoy this. If you are looking for erotic stories of an adventurous and humorous lady, look elsewhere. She doesn't come across as white trash exactly but she just iterates over the worst of her life without bringing in any redeeming aspects. The book is a downhill read without ever coming up for air. It's not like a bad movie that's fun to watch because of how bad it is. Rather it becomes increasingly sad, embarrassing, and depressing straight through to the end, at which point her dad tells her she needs to write a book. Sadly, she took his advise.
I've been a huge fan of Chelsea Handler for a while, and was so excited to read this book. It really doesn't disappoint. One of those books you can read over and over again and still enjoy as much as you did the first time.
"A wonderful collection of short stories"
As the host of one America's favourite late night chat shows, Chelsea Handler is known for her quick wit and sharp comments. This book contains many embarrassing and cringe worthy stories told through handler's trademark wit.
This is a fantastic book!
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