Monday, August 16, 2010

Chelsea Handler time

I remember back in the day (2007) when I saw her show being advertised on E!  I had never heard of her before, but figured what else do I have to watch.  I was pregnant with our first baby (Elizabeth) and gave it a go.  I thought she was soooo funny, and really my kind of gal.  I have always been a bit sarcastic, and she is a perfect match for my humor.  So when I discovered that she had written a book I jumped at it.  Little did I know that she had already written a book back in 2005.  I was all over it!

Published June 6th, 2005
Heather's rating: 3 outta 5
"This is a raucous collection of true-life stories, actress and comedian Chelsea Handler recounts her time spent in the social trenches with that wild, strange, irresistible, and often gratifying beast: the one-night stand."

I read this book after her second book.  It was not quite what I was expecting, seeing how it seems like she never actually talked about sleeping with anyone.  Regardless, it was a funny read. 

Published September 30th, 2007
Heather's Rating: 4 outta 5

"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."

Her second book is by far my favorite.  It was funny, and opened up a window into a world I knew nothing about.  Very funny, and entertaining.

Published March 9th, 2010
Heather's Rating: 3 outta 5

"The hilarious new book from the star of Chelsea Lately and the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea.
Get ...more The hilarious new book from the star of Chelsea Lately and the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea.
Get ready for big laughs as Chelsea Handler lets loose with more comic personal essays, from growing-up stories of discovering "The Feeling" during a third-grade sleepover and getting screwed by her parents during the Cabbage Patch craze, to grown-up tales of dealing with a sister who's off - and by "off" she means Mormon.
Chelsea never lets anyone off the hook, even herself, as she delivers page after page of irrevent humor, biting wit, and deliciously off-kilter entertainment."
I only gave this book a 3 because I felt like everything I read I already knew.  Granted, there were several stories that I heard nothing about, and were funny.  It just was not as good as I was hoping.  I will say that some of the things that have happened to her in her life is just something else.  Plus, she talks about her ex-boyfriend Ted alot in this book.  Which to me seems a bit much.  Regardless, it was a good and easy read.

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