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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.

Critic Reviews

"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 listeners say about My Inappropriate Life

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Very hard to listen to!

Is there anything you would change about this book?

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.

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

Some of the stories of her childhood were interesting--those about her children were less interesting.

What didn’t you like about Heather McDonald’s performance?

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.

What else would you have wanted to know about Heather McDonald’s life?

Nothing. I feel kind of dirty that I know entirely too much about her excrement habits.

Any additional comments?

I am not sure I can even finish this audio book. It was definitely a waste of money.

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Ehhhhh?....

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

I did recommended it to a friend who reminds me of Heather.

What didn’t you like about Heather McDonald’s performance?

The sound of her voice

Was My Inappropriate Life worth the listening time?

Ehhhhh.

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Ok

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The narrator. Heather's narration style/modulation of her voice does not follow the story line. It is very annoying sometimes.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

did not finish because the narration really got to me

How could the performance have been better?

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.

Any additional comments?

I thought the book was funny, not hilarious, but it probably would've been better with a more experienced narrator.

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Irritating

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Only Heather McDonald, maybe her mother

What was most disappointing about Heather McDonald’s story?

She isn't funny. Her voice is irritating. She truly gets on my nerves.

Would you be willing to try another one of Heather McDonald’s performances?

Absolutely not.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from My Inappropriate Life?

I would use someone else to narrate. She seems to pause mid sentence. She's so affected!

Any additional comments?

If you buy this, get ready for the over the top eye rolls.

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Not that funny not that well done

What disappointed you about My Inappropriate Life?

I thought it would be funnier

What didn’t you like about Heather McDonald’s performance?

Her cadence was way off too much California influence for my midwest taste

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Just disappointment

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Don't listen to it....read it.

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.

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Insanely insensitive/shallow/racist

She sounds like someone who is currently living in the days of segregation. She misses the mark so often it’s cringeworthy. Her comedy is based narcism and playing a ditzy valley girl. She talks about Mexicans for a whole chapter on how they love cleaning toilets and how it’s weird they have manicures.

She comes off entitled and her jokes are Hackey

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heather McDonald is laugh out loud funny..

currently follow heather on juicy scoop....she is in of todays expert on pop culture especially the housewives on bravo..feel like heather mcdonald is a fellow sister....so down to earth and relatable...3rd time listening..love this book

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Nonstop Entertainment

Heather McDonald is a national treasure. This book is hilarious and I’d highly recommend it to anyone looking for a deep belly laugh to escape the depression that is COVID-19.

Overview: While navigating the chuckles, Heather steers clear of any partisan political commentary. Instead she focuses on finding hilarity in the minutiae of everyday life. It’s relatable. It’s hilarious. Read it once, then read it again. My boyfriend listened along with me and was cracking up. Women love her, men love her. Truly this book is enjoyable for all!

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Heather is hilarious

I love all of Heathers books. It's even better to have the book heard in her voice