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Publisher's Summary

In My Horizontal Life, actress and stand-up comedian Chelsea Handler boldly recounted her one-night stands - the good, the bad, and the disastrous. In this wickedly honest new work, she casts the net wider with even funnier results, recalling the most noteworthy highs and lows of her life to date - including her efforts to diversify by dating red-haired men, her obsession with midgets, and the dog-sitting interlude in which her boyfriend became overly familiar with a Peekapoo.

Whether it's a vacation with her dad during which he tells airline staff they're a honeymoon couple in order to get an upgrade, or her elaborate attempts to convince her third-grade classmates that she's starring in a Private Benjamin sequel, Chelsea lets it rip in these relentlessly entertaining essays. Displaying the candor and irresistible turn of phrase that have earned her a recurring stint as a correspondent on The Tonight Show as well as her own E! series, Chelsea Lately, this deliciously skewed collection is a guilty pleasure.

©2008 Chelsea Handler; (P)2008 Simon and Schuster, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Chelsea Handler is a terrific comedian and a hilarious writer. (Jay Leno)
"Chelsea Handler writes like Judy Blume, if Judy Blume were into vodka, Ecstasy, and sleeping with midgets and nineteen-year-olds." (Jennifer Weiner, best-selling author of In Her Shoes)
"There's something suspiciously sophisticated about how [Handler's] jokes line up that suggests the moral austerity of a comic not of [Joan] Rivers' bad-girl school: Tina Fey." (New York Times)

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Ehhh just ok

I bought this book but never read it and a friend suggested I listen. She's funny but not LOL funny. More humorous. I just really found some of the stories too unrealistic and kind of sad and irritating. Like the bit about massages made no sense - any normal person would have left. In any case, I don't feel compelled to finish it so I won't but can't give it a terrible review. She's talented and maybe some of her other books are better this ones just not totally for me.

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loved!

I just love everything by Chelsea Handler! she makes me laugh until it hurts! would totally recommend!!!!

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Not her best

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Absolutely. I love Chelsea's books.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

I love her stories about her and her siblings, it is really funny. I was the least interested in her story about her "mini-me."

Which character – as performed by Chelsea Handler – was your favorite?

Chelsea, of course.

What else would you have wanted to know about Chelsea Handler’s life?

I would like to learn more about her relationship with her mom. Her books focus a lot on her dad, as he is absolutely ridiculous, but don't totally dive into anything with her mom.

Any additional comments?

This was my least favorite of Chelsea's books. The material just wasn't as good as the others. Perhaps if I hadn't listened to the others first, I wouldn't have felt this way.

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Hilariously entertaining

Hilariously entertaining. Even my husband liked it. Chelsea presents/ performs it well too. Very good.

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First Encounter with Miss Handler

This is the first time that I have ever heard, red, or even seen Chelsea Handler… I can tell already that this is going to be a Love/Love relationship... Also the fact that she is told a story towards the end about a "little person" named Kimmy… And I am a 6 foot five NON-little person named Kimmy… I am naturally intrigued! 5 Spoons! My highest rating!

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Very entertaining!!!!

Loved the honesty the humor. Most of all the heart. Great job Miss Chelsea!! Would recommend to anyone with a sense of humor.

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  • 08-05-15

Love!

I've read this book twice and it still makes me laugh. Love Chelsea Handler so much!

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LOVE Chelsea Handler.

Her books are the best! They always make me laugh out loud. I am always smiling when listening to her.

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Funny

This is a great book! I enjoyed it very much. She is a funny story teller.

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O.K. audio comedy story telling by Handler

Ok story by Handler.. Miss her show & stand up..This was ok. I feel that watching her mannerism whild telling jokes add to the entertainment. But, this audible story was "o.k."