Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea by Chelsea Handler
- nonfiction, humor, memoir? -
reviewed by Tara SG
borrowed paperback from co-worker
Author’s Website : www.chelseahandler.com
This book in 6 words:
absolutely hilarious. induces desire to drink.
Why did I read this? And am I glad I did?
I love the Chelsea’s show, Chelsea Lately, and when co-worker borrowed my Night Huntress books (yes, I created another fangirl), she wanted to give me something to read. I knew I would like the book, but it exceeded my expectations. It was a very easy, light read that will have you laughing out loud. Since each chapter is a different story, it was the perfect lunch break book for me. I will be reading her other books.
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.
- via GoodReads.com
If you like her show, you’ll love the book. Includes references to drinking, sex, drugs… Not for kids.