Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang by Chelsea Handler

55%

6 Critic Reviews

...instead of going along for a fun ride, the reader feels more like she's witnessing a nonstop session of couple's therapy... she doesn't bring us in: You feel more like an audience member than a fellow traveler.
-LA Times

Synopsis

WHAT . . . A RIOT!

Life doesn't get more hilarious than when Chelsea Handler takes aim with her irreverent wit. Who else would send all-staff emails to smoke out the dumbest people on her show? Now, in this new collection of original essays, the #1 bestselling author of Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea delivers one laugh-out-loud moment after another as she sets her sights on the ridiculous side of childhood, adulthood, and daughterhood.

Family moments are fair game, whether it's writing a report on Reaganomics to earn a Cabbage Patch doll, or teaching her father social graces by ordering him to stay indoors. It's open season on her love life, from playing a prank on her boyfriend (using a ravioli, a fake autopsy, and the Santa Monica pier) to adopting a dog so she can snuggle with someone who doesn't talk. And everyone better duck for cover when her beach vacation turns into matchmaking gone wild. Outrageously funny and deliciously wicked, CHELSEA CHELSEA BANG BANG is good good good good!

CHELSEA HANDLER ON...

Being unpopular: "My parents couldn't have been more unreasonable when it came to fads or clothes that weren't purchased at a pharmacy."

Living with her boyfriend: "He's similar to a large toddler, the only difference being he doesn't cry when he wakes up."

Appreciating her brother: "He's a certified public accountant, and I have a real life."

Arm-wrestling a maid of honor: "It wasn't her strength that intimidated me. It was the starry way her eyes focused on me, like Mike Tyson getting ready to feed."











 

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 1, 2010 by Grand Central Publishing. 244 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction
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Critic reviews for Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang
All: 6 | Positive: 3 | Negative: 3

Examiner

Above average
on Jan 18 2011

There are some very funny chapters that will have you laughing and others that while not as funny as some are still quite amusing.

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LA Times

Below average
on Mar 26 2010

...instead of going along for a fun ride, the reader feels more like she's witnessing a nonstop session of couple's therapy... she doesn't bring us in: You feel more like an audience member than a fellow traveler.

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Open Letters Monthly

Below average
on Oct 01 2010

I came away from Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang hoping she’d spend more of her capital on time for real writing about things that fascinate her. And maybe, in doing that, she’ll drop the whole awkward pretense of trying to tell jokes.

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About.com Bestsellers

Below average

...Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang is too loose a collection of essays to really be a satisfying read.

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CU Independent

Good
on Apr 06 2010

...she puts together a hell of a hysterical read. Her self-deprecating style, seen in her television show and in her books, continues to work.

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Teen Ink

Good
on Dec 28 2012

...her books are very entertaining. This latest can lift up someone’s mood any time of the day. Use the humor in it to impress people with ridiculous jokes.

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