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My Inappropriate Life Audiobook

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

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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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    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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Patricia SAN JOSE, CA, United States 02-23-13
    Patricia SAN JOSE, CA, United States 02-23-13
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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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    Patricia Coupard San Francisco 02-17-13
    Patricia Coupard San Francisco 02-17-13 Member Since 2016

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    "Awful"

    What could I have been thinking? Subject trivial. Comments really not funny. Did not find narration particularly good. What story??

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    Kristen Mentasti Washington, DC 02-14-13
    Kristen Mentasti Washington, DC 02-14-13

    Kristen M. Mentasti

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    "Hilarious and Fun"
    Would you listen to My Inappropriate Life again? Why?

    Just a light hearted hilarious book; love it. Some others may not and may think it's inappropriate, in that case, judge the book by the cover and you shouldn't have purchased it anyway! It's a riot!


    What other book might you compare My Inappropriate Life to and why?

    All written by Tina Fey, Ellen,...and a few others.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Totally laughed out loud on many occassions.


    Any additional comments?

    Loved it!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    nadia Edmonton, AB, Canada 02-07-13
    nadia Edmonton, AB, Canada 02-07-13 Member Since 2016
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    "An Interesting, Entertaining Story"
    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, I couldn't stop listening to it. It was filled with entertaining stories and was well written.


    Any additional comments?

    It's too bad it wasn't longer.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    John Eau Claire, WI, United States 02-13-13
    John Eau Claire, WI, United States 02-13-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Yawn"
    What would have made My Inappropriate Life better?

    I'm sure Mrs. McDonald tells an amusing anecdote in person or on tv, but when she stretches a humorous moment out to a 10-minute book chapter it loses all of it's entertainment value. This book is like an extended version of the "what I did last summer" essay written by a half-clever high school kid.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Heather McDonald again?

    I've been an Audible customer practically since the site began and read a wide range of fiction and non-fiction, humor and more serious offerings. This is the first book I've ever downloaded that I didn't finish. It's just not worth the time.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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