Are you there Vodka? It's me, Chelsea Paperback
Life isn't easy for Chelsea - but then she doesn't make it easy.
In "Are you There Vodka?, It's Me, Chelsea", she recalls her myriad embarrassments, trials and tribulations with hilarious frankness.
Like the time she told some girls at school that she was shooting movies with Goldie Hawn on location in the Galapagos, or when she decided to broaden her sexual horizons with 'Big Red', despite the fact that she was seeing a perfectly good, dark-haired man at the time.
With tips on dining in pitch black restaurants, and an (ex-) boyfriend who comes to help her dog sit two Peekapoos, but ends up getting along rather too well with 'Daisy' - Chelsea has done it all, including meeting a real mini-Chelsea.
Written with biting wit, and a smart, sassy and anything-but-shy attitude, this memoir-in-stories will have you rolling around with laughter.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 272 pages
- Publisher: Cornerstone
- Publication Date: 01/05/2008
- Category: Humour
- ISBN: 9780434017669
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Review by Periodista
She's kind of the female counterpart of David Sedaris, with much more sexual content. Though I bet there's a lot more explicit in her stand-up act. She reminds me of Sedaris whenever her father turns up and less frequently her siblings. Like Sedaris's parents, the father hasn't kept up with what would be called politically correct language. Then there's the Handler family's terrible habits--mostly drinking.Another very Sedarisian touch: CH recounts some rather harrowing or embarrassing episodes (a night in a women's jail after driving while drunk, for example) that don't prove to be traumatic. Even while enduring them, she probably found them more amusing than humiliating.Where she differs is that each chapter is a reworking of a stand-up routine and probably was much more entertaining in that format. Sedaris began as a monologist. Maybe he still works out his ideas that way. But what's on the page has been written for the effect in print. In short, more laughs per inch.
Review by vforcina
This book is a really good light read. Chelsea is able to accurately portray herself through the wacky and offbeat stories she tells. I frequently found myself snickering to myself while reading this book. The only downfall is that I felt as though I was reading a trashy novel. It can get a little too raunchy and I felt less educated after reading it. Overall, this was a mildly entertaining quick read, although I wouldn't share it with my mother.