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

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6 Critic Reviews

Handler proves the adage that just because one can, doesn't mean one should...disjointed collection of memories and experiences...
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Synopsis

THE EAGERLY AWAITED COLLECTION OF PERSONAL ESSAYS FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF MY HORIZONTAL LIFE

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.
 

About Chelsea Handler

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Chelsea Handler is the star of her own late-night talk show on E!, Chelsea Lately, and E!'s comedy series After Lately, as well as the #1 bestselling author of Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang; Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea; and My Horizontal Life.
 
Published April 22, 2008 by Gallery Books. 275 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Literature & Fiction, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction
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Peak Rank on Feb 13 2011
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Critic reviews for Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea
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Publishers Weekly

Below average

Handler proves the adage that just because one can, doesn't mean one should...disjointed collection of memories and experiences...

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Examiner

Below average
Reviewed by Lisa Westerfield on Feb 04 2010

...I just can’t get past the whole concept of rape as a component for a joke...There just is too much history, too much prejudice, too much pain for such words and concepts to be bantered about as if the root of their meanings are humorous.

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Pajiba

Below average

Some readers will find her stories repetitive and overly-long. Others will wonder at the overarching triviality of Handler’s memoir.

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Portland Book Review

Good
on Dec 07 2012

...there is no doubt that whoever picks this book up will enjoy reading about her trials and embarrassments while growing up in the environment that she was a product of.

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Shelf Awareness

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Reviewed by Debra Ginsberg on Mar 28 2013

Because she takes nothing, including herself, too seriously, it seems almost curmudgeonly not to chuckle.

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Teen Ink

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Every story shows her zest for life, and Chelsea has definitely touched readers hearts, and sometimes their bladders, with her hilarious second book.

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