Welcome to Chelsea Handler's world—a place where absurdity reigns supreme and a quick wit is the best line of defense.
When Chelsea Handler needs to get a few things off her chest, she appeals to a higher power—vodka. Seems reasonable, when considering that she discovered her boyfriend was having an affair with a Peekapoo and she had to pretend to be honeymooning with her father in order to upgrade to first class.
In this highly entertaining, deliciously skewed collection, Chelsea mines her past for stories about her family, relationships, and career that are at once singular and ridiculous. Whether she’s convincing her third-grade class that she has been chosen to play Goldie Hawn’s daughter in the sequel to Private Benjamin, deciding to be more egalitarian by dating a redhead, or looking out for a foulmouthed, rum-swilling little person who looks just like her...only smaller, Chelsea has a knack for getting herself into the most outrageous situations. Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea showcases the candor and irresistible turns of phrase that have made her one of the freshest voices in comedy today.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Now that the #TimesUp era is in full patriarchy-shattering swing, Chelsea Handler’s raunchy and sneakily feminist 2008 memoir feels even more of the moment. From her hilariously dysfunctional New Jersey childhood to her equally chaotic, booze-soaked early years as a struggling comedian, Handler breezily describes past indignities, admitting to her own mistakes even as she boldly calls out anyone who wronged her. Handler narrates her stories with the same casual bravado she shows in her stand-up specials, but she also reveals her exasperated affection for her family…a quality you might miss on the page.
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Chelsea handler is the absolute funniest female comedian ever! everyone has to buy this book! I love her show Chelsea Lately(freakin hilarious) on E! weeknights at 11pm. Hope she does anotyher book soon!!!
Chelsea Handler is one of those rare originals who somehow still manages to surprise the readers, despite the information and entertainment overload these days. Her musings about her experiences with childhood, with her family and with men are delightfully sidesplitting. She's sort of cross between John Waters and Amy Sedaris, and gives the reader the feeling of listening to a crazy girlfriend with funny, jaw-dropping stories. Buy this book and you won't be sorry.
ONE HOT MESS (and I mean that in a good way)
As funny as David Sedaris, unapologetically critical of things you always thought but were too afraid to say in public. There's something just FABULOUS about miss chelsea handler's take on life. The chapter about dating an "Orange Head" had me falling on the floor in stitches. This is a must.