As of this morning, I have just completed the last book that Chelsea Handler has currently written!! I started the first one two weeks ago, and flew through them in no time flat! So obviously, you know they had to be awesome.. and they were!!
For anyone who has ever watched the E! channel relatively late at night during the week, I’m sure you’ve come across “Chelsea Lately”, a late night talk show hosted by the hilariously witty, Chelsea Handler. On the show she openly talks about subjects that many would consider taboo or controversial, she dishes out and speaks her mind about celebrity gossip, and most of all makes fun of the Hollywood elite.
Her first novel is titled My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands, and this book had me from the first couple pages. This compilation of Chelsea’s sexual encounters is absolutely hilarious!! Chelsea has no prejudice when it comes to skin tone, income or height. The only thing she is weary of are red-heads (but you will find that out in Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang).
Chelsea recounts her drunken debauchery throughout the entire novel (well ever novel that is), and I loved every minute of it. It reminded me of Sex in the City, in the beginning, but after reading a couple chapters, I came to realize this is way better! Why? You may ask. Because Chelsea shows the not-so-glamorous side of one-night stands as well. From sleeping in Halloween costumes and forgetting your house keys, to undressing a man and find out his package wasn’t even close to average, Chelsea’s reactions to every situation she gets herself into is comic genius!
In Chelsea’s second book Are You There Vodka? It’s Me Chelsea, and her third Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang, they are similar in the sense that Chelsea is retelling her life stories, with no connecting theme. These stories are about her family and her life experiences. Chelsea has a peculiar upbringing; she is one of six children and she seemed to have raised herself along the way. The stories she tells of her family are laugh out loud hilarious! Not only does every story intensify the second Chelsea pours herself a vodka, but that is not the only party favour Chelsea brings to the table. Chelsea recounts her time in prison, as brief as it was, and her first prison girlfriend. Chelsea not only makes you laugh, but also shows you first hand, the negative effects of drinking and drinking.
Last but certainly not least, Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me. This book had me in stitches the entire time!! Each chapter has a different family member, friend or victim of Chelsea’s, recount the traumatizing stunts or lies that were at their expense. Chelsea tortures people out of sheer entertainment for herself, but as you learn in these books, the more you are teased, the more she loves you. It also helps that Chelsea is a very generous woman, and the people she torments also get a lot of perks being the brunt of Chelsea’s jokes. Chelsea loves to spoil the people around her, and she takes her friends and family on trips to the Bahamas and Mexico on private jets! So I wouldn’t mind having the the proverbial wool pulled over my eyes, if it meant I could go on an all expenses paid vacation with Chelsea.
As you learn along the way, Chelsea’s favourite part of the day is when she walks by an unoccupied desk and notices the poor sap forget to lock their computer. Chelsea loves sending out e-mails for people, usually telling family members and friends personal secrets about themselves, that are never true! But you can laugh all you like, because at least it’s not happening to you.
I especially loved the finally chapter written by Chunk, Chelsea’s dog. It was absolutely hilarious! I know I cannot say this enough, but if you are over the age of 19 and you are looking for a laugh, then I highly recommend you picking up one or all of these books, because you cannot go wrong!!