Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea

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Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea

Chelsea Handler
December 2009
FTC: This is a library book. I am not being compensated in any manner for my review.

Total grade: B

Sexual content: heavy
Violence: moderate
Drugs: moderate
Underage drinking: mild
Swearing: heavy
Total rating: 16+

When Chelsea Handler needs to get a few things off her chest, she appeals to a higher power -- vodka. You would too if you found out that your boyfriend was having an affair with a Peekapoo or if you had to pretend to be honeymooning with your father in order to upgrade to first class. Welcome to Chelsea's world -- a place where absurdity reigns supreme and a quick wit is the best line of defense.

In this hilarious, 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 tapped 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.

My Thoughts:
This book was damn funny, I will give it that. There was especially one part where I could not stop cracking up. A few of the stories left me saying, “okay?” Most of them were hilarious. The things Chelsea has faced in her life make an interesting life story, that is for sure. From Lesbian kisses in jail to having a thing against men with red hair you will experience quite the story.

The book is crude and rude, but what else would you expect Chelsea? Anyone who would want to read her memoirs would know she is gonna be down and dirty. Come on, she has a book about one night stands!

I recommend this to fans of Chelsea Lately.

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