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)
I did recommended it to a friend who reminds me of Heather.
The sound of her voice
Only Heather McDonald, maybe her mother
She isn't funny. Her voice is irritating. She truly gets on my nerves.
I would use someone else to narrate. She seems to pause mid sentence. She's so affected!
If you buy this, get ready for the over the top eye rolls.
Yes, don't have the author read the book. She sounds awful, pauses at weird places and makes the book hard to listen to. She sounds like she has a cold.
Some of the stories of her childhood were interesting--those about her children were less interesting.
She is very nasal in her talk, stops at odd times and has a very monotone performance. It was almost as if she were doing standup comedy and was waiting for the punchline to hit. She isn't and it was distracting.
Nothing. I feel kind of dirty that I know entirely too much about her excrement habits.
I am not sure I can even finish this audio book. It was definitely a waste of money.
Will someone please tell me why writers insist on reading their own material when there are trained professionals that will make their work sound a million times better? (I know...money!) I think this book would have been entertaining but Heather McDonald's reading was distracting. Her reading is monotone and hesitant. She trips over words and pauses at odd moments making it difficult to follow along with her stories. Tina Fey, Rachel Dratch and Rob Lowe are examples of writers who are able to convey their work in a manner that has made me re listen to every one of their books. Heather McDonald's is not. My advice is to read this one.
The narrator. Heather's narration style/modulation of her voice does not follow the story line. It is very annoying sometimes.
did not finish because the narration really got to me
Paying attention to the whole sentence and reading it according to what is being said. It is important to put emphasis where it belongs and to make pauses where necessary but not in the middle of a sentence where it doesn't make any sense.
I thought the book was funny, not hilarious, but it probably would've been better with a more experienced narrator.
I thought it would be funnier
Her cadence was way off too much California influence for my midwest taste
Yes, I couldn't stop listening to it. It was filled with entertaining stories and was well written.
It's too bad it wasn't longer.
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.
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