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

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

11 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

Cutting Edge Funny Stuff

Having seen Chelsea doing stand up and on Girls Behaving Badly, I was anxious to see how her wicked sarcastic wit would translate into text. It's fantastic! A seriously gifted writer, who combines funny and uninhibited raunchiness better than any woman. And it's not ju...
Having seen Chelsea doing stand up and on Girls Behaving Badly, I was anxious to see how her wicked sarcastic wit would translate into text. It's fantastic! A seriously gifted writer, who combines funny and uninhibited raunchiness better than any woman. And it's not just the sheer ridiculous circumstances she encounters. She reflects about her mindless journeys and the meaning of life in such an amusing, self-deprecating and cynical manner.

Filled with funny anecdotes, she has that trashy comedienne's gift of saying everything we think about but are afraid to say. And she manages to share absolutely horrifying events and somehow make them hysterical!

There are some hilarious and uncomfortable family situations. Her father was quite the provider of wisdom, selling used junkyard cars out of their front yard, while making inappropriate sexual innuendos towards his daughters.

There's some really funny and humiliating youth debacles and misadventures. My favorites; her embarrassing and preposterous fake celebrity elementary school tale, a LOL birthday party for a friendless girl full of re-gifting, pretending to be honeymooning with her father in order to upgrade to first class. The Mini-Me and Prison Break chapters are just classics. Frankly if she wasn't successful, she may have ended up a basket case.

At some points in a story, I laughed so hard, my husband kept trying to steal the book from me. I didn't want the book to end. Everyone can find something to relate to in one of these stories.

If you are sensitive or quick to take offense, I would pass on this one. If you have a repressed wild side, you'll dive in headfirst and relish her antics and live vicariously through them. Also, if you like reading funny out of control drinking and sex stories, I'm half-way through Chelsea's other book My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands and it's great.

And although I can't admit it to my husband, I secretly loved the book that is guy's version of the same theme. Steamy sex, hilarious, and like a James Bond story.

High Heels and Dirty Deals - Globetrotting Tales of Debauchery from a Binge-drinking Nymphomaniac by Brett Tate. Get all three!

posted by Nikky_S on April 15, 2009

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Most Helpful Critical Review

4 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

Not worth the price

I have been a fan of her since her early days, however, this book has changed my image of her. The beginning of the book started out good, but quickly turned in to her telling stories about her friends and lovers and how much they irriate her. I believe she puts it corr...
I have been a fan of her since her early days, however, this book has changed my image of her. The beginning of the book started out good, but quickly turned in to her telling stories about her friends and lovers and how much they irriate her. I believe she puts it correctly when she calls herself an "a$$hole". How this became a bestseller is beyond me. I would've felt better is I would have paid $5 for the book.

posted by gundy03130 on August 8, 2009

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2009

    Chelsea's Vodka book, just OK

    I am a big fan of Chelsea Handler so I enjoyed reading this book. The book is not going to win the Pulitzer, that's for sure, but if you like Chelsea's style you will still enjoy the reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2009

    Laugh out loud funny

    I very much enjoyed this read. It was light and a good break from more intense titles. I could picture her in some of the stunts and really wonder, could it all be true???
    I didn't like the end, and thats what it was......the last word as though it needed a closing. It just ended......

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  • Posted January 29, 2009

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    Absolutely one of the funniest books I've ever read

    I love this book. She is hysterical! I had to stop my self from laughing out loud when I was on the train. A MUST READ!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2008

    Okay, but Not Great

    This book was dull and lacked humor in comparison to her first book, My Horizontal Life. This book was a disappointment because it was no where near as interesting as her first book. I am a fan of the author and it hurts to say that this book was actually boring.

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