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  • Life Will Be the Death of Me

  • ...And You Too!
  • By: Chelsea Handler
  • Narrated by: Chelsea Handler
  • Length: 5 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,720
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,307
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,279

This funny, sad, super-honest, all-true story of Chelsea Handler’s year of self-discovery features a nerdily brilliant psychiatrist, a shaman, four Chow Chows, some well-placed security cameras, various family members (living and departed), friends, assistants, and a lot of edibles.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Raw Chelsea Hander

  • By Leslie Snider on 04-14-19

Listened start to finish in one sitting.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-09-19

I couldn’t bare to stop this fantastic book and listened to the whole thing in one sitting. As someone who is currently in therapy working through a lifetime of childhood trauma I respect the hell out of Chelsea, this book and her revelations. It is not easy to sit with the things you have been running from your whole life, look them in the eye and decide what to do with them. It is the hardest thing I have ever done but as Chelsea points out it is worth every painful, enlightening minute. At once charming, painful, and funny this book runs the spectrum of emotions that we’ve all experienced through our lives and in dealing with deaths. Hearing Chelsea read this in her own voice, every crack and tremble only drove home the transformation she experienced. Highly recommend.

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  • Buffering

  • Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded
  • By: Hannah Hart
  • Narrated by: Hannah Hart, Judy Young
  • Length: 5 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,732
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,541
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,537

By combing through the journals that Hannah has kept for much of her life, this collection of narrative essays delivers a fuller picture of her life, her experiences, and the things she's figured out about family, faith, love, sexuality, self-worth, friendship, and fame. Revealing what makes Hannah tick, this sometimes cringeworthy, poignant collection of stories is sure to deliver plenty of Hannah's wit and wisdom - and hopefully encourage you to try your hand at her patented brand of reckless optimism.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • She made me feel less alone.

  • By tiffany alzatti on 10-24-16

An inspiring tale of self discovery.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-18-16

Would you listen to Buffering again? Why?

I would absolutely buy buffering again, it was a great listen, from start to finish Hannah's story was engaging and for me very relatable. It was like listening to someone sing the words to a song you thought only you knew.

What other book might you compare Buffering to and why?

If you liked Wild, you will likely like Buffering. While Wild has more action, the over all theme of finding ourselves in spite of the world around us is true in both books.

Any additional comments?

I finished this book in 6 hours. I couldn't put it down. When someone is singing the words to a song you thought only you knew, you can't just walk away.

Many reviews have said things about how this is not what you would expect from the woman who brought us My Drunk Kitchen. That isn't how I feel at all. This is just what I would expect. I know from experience. Happy, fun, amusing, inspiring people come out of difficult places all the time. Many of the stories that Hannah tells in this book I could tell a version of myself growing up with a mentally ill father. Hard situations, and less than ideal upbringings don't define who we become, Hannah's story reminds us all of that. It is a hard won lesson for many, including Hannah, and including myself.

This book will inspire the cynic who wants to bash "another YouTuber book" and will comfort the outcast who feels alone. It will make you laugh, and cry and feel and maybe even deal with some of the baggage you've been holding on to.

It is an honest, fresh and beautiful tale of a life that has been perfectly imperfect and someone who is still coming out the other side.

If you liked Wild for it's honest tale of self discovery and coming to terms with the life you've been given, odds are you will like Buffering for the same.

The audiobook, read by the author is fantastic, and I hope Hannah will consider adding Audio Book Narrator to her long list of jobs, she truly has a knack for it.