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My Inappropriate Life: Some Material Not Suitable for Small Children, Nuns, or Mature Adults | [Heather McDonald]

My Inappropriate Life: Some Material Not Suitable for Small Children, Nuns, or Mature Adults

In her hilarious New York Times best seller You’ll Never Blue Ball in This Town Again, Heather McDonald recounted her adventures as an unwilling virgin in Hollywood. Now happily married with three wonderful kids, she shows that life as a grown-up - even a pretend grown-up - has its challenges. Heather’s a working mom with parents who live next door, a sister who keeps asking for one of her still-fertile eggs, and friends who are up to more hijinks than even Heather can handle.
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Audible Editor Reviews

Editors Select, February 2013 - Heather McDonald is hilarious. And whenever I make that statement it’s usually followed up by, “Who is Heather McDonald?” Anyone who watches E!’s Chelsea Lately will instantly recognize her as Chelsea’s brunette sidekick who often appears on the show’s 3-person round table of stand-up comedians. Heather is also one of the show’s writers and producers – and I categorize her talent to be on par with the Chelsea’s, Tina’s and Amy’s of the funny-woman world. As soon as I got my hands on the My Inappropriate Life manuscript I devoured it over the course of a weekend – and although it highlights Heather’s life as a wife and mother, I found my single, child-less self-concealing my laughter for all to hear in the subway car those two days. Each chapter is its own self-contained incident – perfect for “nuggetized” listening in short spurts. With chapters titled “Craigslisting for Family Pool Parties,” “The Real Housewives of Woodland Hills” and “One Nipple Out the Door” it’s hard to not get pulled into Heather’s totally relatable yet out of this world whirlwind charm. Her narration is icing on the cake. —Jessica, Audible Editor

Publisher's Summary

In her hilarious New York Times best seller You’ll Never Blue Ball in This Town Again, Heather McDonald recounted her adventures as an unwilling virgin in Hollywood. Now happily married with three wonderful kids, she shows that life as a grown-up - even a pretend grown-up - has its challenges. Heather’s a working mom with parents who live next door, a sister who keeps asking for one of her still-fertile eggs, and friends who are up to more hijinks than even Heather can handle.

This self-proclaimed "Real Housewife of Woodland Hills" is determined to achieve A-list status (thus expanding her entourage beyond her three school-aged children and a house-husband who is infuriatingly bad at collecting neighborhood gossip) and defeat (or at least be accepted by) the mean neighborhood moms who judge her for taking her kids to a stripper pool party in Vegas. It’s a lot to juggle when she’s also battling her Chelsea Lately coworkers for the crudest and most elaborate practical jokes (don’t ask her about that "free" Vera Wang dress).

Just as laugh-out-loud funny and irreverent in her storytelling as she is on camera as Chelsea Handler’s partner-in-crime, in My Inappropriate Life Heather recounts her misadventures with a disarming candor all her own.

©2013 Heather McDonald (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Most moms that you work with come to your desk uninvited and start showing you photos or telling you boring stories about their kids.... Not Heather McDonald. Instead she shows me photos of her new pool." (Jen Kirkman, author of I Can Barely Take Care of Myself)

"I don’t know any other person who can tell me they are ‘over trees’, mean it, make me laugh about it, and at the same time make me wonder if perhaps I am, too." (Sarah Colonna, author of Life as I Blow It)

What Members Say

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    Jasmine 08-02-13
    Jasmine 08-02-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Appropriately Funny"

    Being as I never read Heather McDonald's first book, she definitely became note-worthy after reading this book. No longer is she the girl from Chelsea Lately but she is Heather McDonald - you know the Heather McDonald who snapped on her son for overreacting to her crumbling warm-fresh-out-of-the-oven cookies. That Heather.

    Great read. It isn't overly funny - but what makes it appropriately funny is how relatable she and her stories are. Must read her first book asap now!

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    Robert Las Vegas, NV, United States 06-04-13
    Robert Las Vegas, NV, United States 06-04-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Slow start........Great ending!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes I would because its her life in the raw........warts and all!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The cookie party story.....


    What about Heather McDonald’s performance did you like?

    Vocal inflections


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, 4 sittings.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Carrie Anthem, AZ, United States 05-13-13
    Carrie Anthem, AZ, United States 05-13-13
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    "Heather McDonald is hilarious!"
    What did you love best about My Inappropriate Life?

    Her stories are so funny because they are relatable. She is so normal even though she is in Hollywood, so all of the stories I thought “oh, I could totally see that happening!”.


    What does Heather McDonald bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I like when the author reads their own book, even if they are not 'professional' audiobook actors. The stories are even better in her own voice.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, you could! I listened in 3 days: in the car, walking around, at the store, my earbuds were glued to my ears!


    Any additional comments?

    If you like her on Chelsea Lately, the book is 1000times better!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nathan L. ARLINGTON, TX, United States 04-23-13
    Nathan L. ARLINGTON, TX, United States 04-23-13

    Nathan

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    "Hilarious HMcD Life"
    Any additional comments?

    I found this book to be humorous, funny, and somehow make me wanna listen to it again and again. Love couple of her stories. Can't wait until her next chapter.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mandy San Antonio, Texas 04-01-13
    Mandy San Antonio, Texas 04-01-13 Member Since 2011

    The things I know for sure I am are: Christian, Wife, Mother, Daughter, Granddaughter, Sister, American, Patriot, Friend, Teacher, Student, Seeker, and Thinker. I am far from perfect but I do try to be kind, honest, honorable, trusting and trustworthy. Lover of sunshine, books, southern food, vacations in national parks, singing in my car, cookie dough and icing, and cucumber margaritas.

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    "Pretty Fun Listen!"
    Would you listen to My Inappropriate Life again? Why?

    I might. It made me laugh out loud. I especially liked the Facebook story. Pretty darn hilarious.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    I wasn't ready for it to end. I felt like I was losing a really super cool friend.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yeah, I listened to it in 2 days.


    Any additional comments?

    As much as she tried to make Chelsea Handler look good I really don't think I would be able to tolerate her. I don't care how many trips she paid for her staff, she seems like she thinks she is way more important than she actually is.

    I really liked the part where someone said it was totally fine that her son prefers the Ipad to actual writing. Every kid is different and it seems like at least a few people in her life are giving her sound advice.

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    Beth SAN DIEGO, CA, United States 03-11-13
    Beth SAN DIEGO, CA, United States 03-11-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Loved It"
    If you could sum up My Inappropriate Life in three words, what would they be?

    LOL


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    VERY WELL DONE! Loved that the author read the book the whole way through. It was very funny!! Listened in my car and almost had to pull over a few times because I was laughing so hard.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Janet Snellville, GA, United States 03-04-13
    Janet Snellville, GA, United States 03-04-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Not my favorite"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I am only 2.5 hours into it and I am thinking about stopping. It's boring. There are a few funny parts here and there but it drones on. The story teller does not make the "funny" bits funny at all when re-telling them.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Not so much droning on about insignificant bits


    How could the performance have been better?

    I have never seen her on tv. Hope she is much better in action. Re-telling stuff on an audio book is not her thing.


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    M. Briggs Alamo, CA 03-04-13
    M. Briggs Alamo, CA 03-04-13 Member Since 2012
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    "a pleasant listen"
    If you could sum up My Inappropriate Life in three words, what would they be?

    I'd rate this a 3.6


    What did you like best about this story?

    Heather is clever and articulate


    Have you listened to any of Heather McDonald’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    a few too many kid stories, would like to have heard more about the tv shows

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Elaina 03-03-13
    Elaina 03-03-13

    Say something about yourself!

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    "An easy listen and a lot of fun!"

    A light and fun listen. Very funny and worth your time, especially if you are a Mom!

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    Patricia SAN JOSE, CA, United States 02-23-13
    Patricia SAN JOSE, CA, United States 02-23-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Not at all like Tina Fey.... I've been led astray"
    Would you try another book from Heather McDonald and/or Heather McDonald?

    I don't think I would read another one of Heather's books.


    What could Heather McDonald have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I just didn't care for the subject matter.


    Which character – as performed by Heather McDonald – was your favorite?

    Heather of course.


    What character would you cut from My Inappropriate Life?

    Any and all mentions of "housewives"


    Any additional comments?

    Let me start out by saying that Heather McDonald was super funny during this book and I did find myself laughing, particularly when talking about the shenanigans with Chelsea and her coworkers. However, this book is not at all like Bossypants. While the previously mentioned Tina Fey masterpiece left me laughing, feeling empowered as a woman and overall just inspired, this book made me feel sad. The endless blather of "the housewives" and juicy gossip of other people's tragic lives started to really wear on me after a while. These petty, mildly amusing stories juxtaposed with stories of being a dedicated church goer and trying to be a better mom than everyone else she decides to have in her social circle left me feeling like this book pretty much describes what's wrong with America.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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