My Horizontal Life by Chelsea Handler
A Collection of One-Night Stands

73%

8 Critic Reviews

... the book delivers enough witty one-liners, observations about dating and life, interesting characters, and funny bedroom (or cruise ship) stories to make it a humorous book worth reading.
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Synopsis

In this raucous collection of true-life stories, Chelsea Handler recounts her time spent in the social trenches with that wild, strange, irresistible, and often gratifying beast: the one-night stand.

You've either done it or know someone who has: the one-night stand, the familiar outcome of a night spent at a bar, sometimes the sole payoff for your friend's irritating wedding, or the only relief from a disastrous vacation. Often embarrassing and uncomfortable, occasionally outlandish, but most times just a necessary and irresistible evil, the one-night stand is a social rite as old as sex itself and as common as a bar stool.

Enter Chelsea Handler. Gorgeous, sharp, and anything but shy, Chelsea loves men and lots of them. My Horizontal Life chronicles her romp through the different bedrooms of a variety of suitors, a no-holds-barred account of what can happen between a man and a sometimes very intoxicated, outgoing woman during one night of passion. From her short fling with a Vegas stripper to her even shorter dalliance with a well-endowed little person, from her uncomfortable tryst with a cruise ship performer to her misguided rebound with a man who likes to play leather dress-up, Chelsea recalls the highs and lows of her one-night stands with hilarious honesty.

Encouraged by her motley collection of friends (aka: her partners in crime) but challenged by her family members (who at times find themselves a surprise part of the encounter), Chelsea hits bottom and bounces back, unafraid to share the gritty details. My Horizontal Life is one guilty pleasure you won't be ashamed to talk about in the morning.
 

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 30, 2013 by Grand Central Publishing. 230 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, Self Help, Political & Social Sciences, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Non-fiction
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Critic reviews for My Horizontal Life
All: 8 | Positive: 7 | Negative: 1

Kirkus

Below average

It might work as standup, but when transferred to the page this shtick is a groaner.

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Blog Critics

Good
on Jan 07 2008

... the book delivers enough witty one-liners, observations about dating and life, interesting characters, and funny bedroom (or cruise ship) stories to make it a humorous book worth reading.

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Examiner

Above average
on Jul 21 2012

...it was an interesting read for those who will not shy away due to the subject matter.

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Suite 101

Good
on May 21 2009

Chelsea Handler's literary adventure...creates a delightfully funny look at the life of a twenty-something who's just looking to have some fun but learns something about herself, and the opposite sex, in the process.

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The Bookbag

Good
on Nov 28 2012

I like books I can relate to, and characters that react and say exactly what I would in the same situation, and this delivers on both counts. The fact that this is "real" as opposed to fiction just makes it all the more special.

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Pajiba

Good
on Sep 24 2008

Next time you find yourself embarking on a boring transcontinental flight or an insufferable family vacation, bring a Chelsea Handler along. I guarantee she’ll whisk you away from it all with a clink of the ice in her vodka and tonic.

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Zimbio

Above average
on Dec 16 2011

... I think fans of Chelsea Handler will like this one. It’s a fun, fast, light read!

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Zimbio

Excellent
on Mar 22 2010

Chelsea's is a rare breed; a talented comic and contagious writer.

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