©2005 Chelsea Handler; (P)2008 Tantor
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.
She is at turns shallow, cruel, self-absorbed and needlessly deceitful to others... just a thoroughly unlikeable person. I found myself really pitying the men who had the misfortune to get involved with. I like your show Chelsea, but jeez... I turned this off in disgust not at her sex life but at her lack of simple decency to other people.
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.
Yes, Chelsea Handler is so funny and you can't help but laugh at her stories.
Chelsea is my favorite character. Is there even another logical option?
She did ok. However, I have read an audiobook that Chelsea Handler narrated herself and it was amazing. Listening to someone else after listening to Chelsea just wasn't the same. So this has caused her to have an unfair rating. But it is a fact, she did not do as good as Chelsea did.
Why I Don't Give a Sh-t
Say something about yourself!
I am kicking myself for wasting money on this stupid, ridiculous autobiography of a drug using moron of a woman. Simply dreadful, and its only redeeming feature was that the sex was not explicit at all.
Business Physicist and Astronomer
This is what is typically classified as "trash" reading. It is.
So, I knew what I was getting into. My bad.
You can be amused by this audio book if you can overlook the pathetic aspect of this girl's life.
I read a review elsewhere from someone who thought that the first chapter was great and then it just went downhill from there.
I would have to agree. The first chapter had me laughing out loud at my desk...the rest of it, not so much.
I don't love her TV show - but this book was hilarious. I plan to go back and listen to it again. The narrator seems bland at first - but it ends up working very well, because it lets the stories shine through. (Chelsea herself narrated her next book, and it made me miss this narrator.)
I was laughing out loud at work. If you can get past the fact that she lies to people - the lies and the ensuing situations are very entertaining.
You have to be a little bit crass and smutty to really enjoy the book though.
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