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.
"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)
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!
Yes I would because its her life in the raw........warts and all!
The cookie party story.....
No, 4 sittings.
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!”.
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.
Yes, you could! I listened in 3 days: in the car, walking around, at the store, my earbuds were glued to my ears!
If you like her on Chelsea Lately, the book is 1000times better!
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.
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.
I might. It made me laugh out loud. I especially liked the Facebook story. Pretty darn hilarious.
I wasn't ready for it to end. I felt like I was losing a really super cool friend.
Yeah, I listened to it in 2 days.
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.
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.
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.
Not so much droning on about insignificant bits
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.
I'd rate this a 3.6
Heather is clever and articulate
a few too many kid stories, would like to have heard more about the tv shows
I don't think I would read another one of Heather's books.
I just didn't care for the subject matter.
Heather of course.
Any and all mentions of "housewives"
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.
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