Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Review of Are You There Vodka, It's me Chelsea
Hardcover: 264 pages
Publisher: Simon Spotlight Entertainment; 1ST edition (April 22, 2008)
Synopsis from BarnesandNoble.com
THE EAGERLY AWAITED COLLECTION OF PERSONAL ESSAYS FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF MY HORIZONTAL LIFEWhen 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.
I listen to the audio version of this book. The author herself read the book. It made you feel like you were at one of her shows. She did not let and race, nationality or animal for that matter out of her jokes.
Ms. Handler's style is slightly sarcastic but she had me in stitches at times. You felt like you got to know her families quirks, her likes and dislikes and something about her ex-boyfriends.She would be a cool person to hang out with.
This book was a not as good as her first The Horizontal Life but it was typical Chelsea. I read on her website she has a third book coming out soon and I hope to get that.
I would recommend this book for fans of Chelsea because you would not be disappointed. I was not disappointed and I have become a bigger fan of hers through this book.