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Friday, May 21, 2010

Are you there Vodka? It's Me Chelsea

According to her back inside flap, this book is "memoir and humor" but what I didn't get is the memoir part of it. There were times when I could clearly see it being a memoir type of book; she mentions being a young girl in school and being made fun of - and how she used to tell lies to become popular. But there are other parts that make me question if it's 100% a memoir - like her picking a fight with 3 Latina teenagers. That I had a hard time seeing as being real.

I don't know how her chapters worked - they didn't seem to be that cohesive in telling a story about Chelsea's life. More often than not they seemed to be by themselves with Chelsea being the only thing to tie them together.

There were some humorous parts - like the part where she mentioned that there was a little person, who was a big fan and Chelsea (who loves little people) wanted to taker her under her wings and take care of her.

I don't know how I feel about this book - it's like a sweet and sour feeling. I do want to read her other books, my friends have recommended them to me, so I hope I will like them a bit more thn this book.


Other books by Chelsea Handler:

1) My Horizontal Life: A collection of One-Night Stands
2) Are you there Vodka? It's me Chelsea
3) Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang (newly released March 9, 2010)

5 comments:

Taschima Cullen said...

Are u into memoirs now? Hmm I don't know about this one... Hmm...

B.A.M. Book Reviews said...

I adore Chelsea Handler, but Idk if I'd like her as an author or not.

-Briana

margaret said...

Taschima - I'm trying to expand my reading genre just a bit into the memoir section (you'll probably only see current people's memoirs - maybe ;)

Briana - I agree! I love her in her late night show, so I thought her book would be funny, like the show. Well not so much.

Meggin (Serendipity Reviews) said...

I Love Chelsea Lately too, but I don't enjoy her as an author that much. I read some of this, and I agree: not nearly as funny as CL :P Sorry you didn't enjoy it so much either :(

margaret said...

Thanks Meggin! I had hoped it would've been more about her life and how she got to were she was - not picking fights with teenagers. Oh well.