©2005 Chelsea Handler; (P)2008 Tantor
This book gets one star only because giving it less doesn't register. Its humor if the cheapest, lowest, kind; drunken and sexual. You know, the kind people who don't really have anything funny to say use. I've no doubt it will be popular--that's why I read it after all, to see what the fuss was about--especially among the under 30 set whose pre-frontal lobes haven't developed yet. That annoying part of the brain that gives you judgement and foresight. Or, even the under 50, late developers set. This is the kind of book that makes me wish books were like appliances: you're not satisfied in seven days, return it for a full refund.
Even if you like drunk sex humor, it isn't even really a book. It just a series of episodes where the author/memoirist makes you think she experiences growth and will reward you with some kind of insight if you stick it out. Her learning however, it that in today's America sluts (the actual, honest-to-God meaning of that word, can cash in by writing their memoirs. Geez
I expected humor, some philosophy, education. Very disapointing. I would have to recommend giving this a pass.
Unlike "Vodka," I was able to finish this one. Early descriptions of implausibly adult-like thoughts and conversations as a child (also in "Vodka") had me wondering about overall fact v. fiction content. Mildly amusing if you think some or all of it really happened. Not very funny if it's mostly a work of fiction.
I found the book boring and could not finish it. I feel a big part was due to the reader. She had no animation to her voice.
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