Thursday, February 19, 2009

Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea [Handler]

Book: Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea
Author: Chelsea Handler
Reason for Reading: book club
Genre: Nonfiction
Summary: This book beings with grade school shenanigans and ends with a Costa Rica vacation with many memories and experienes in between. Chelsea Handler describes multiple memories and experiences from her life, covering a range of topics from money making schemes, jail, dating, family and her love of midgets.

Christine's Review: '..Vodka' is a quick, fun read that will have you in stitches. While I enjoyed most of the sections, the strongest was Chelsea's opening section regarding grade school shananigans. A compulsive liar, she tells a teacher she is in negotiations to be in Private Benjamin II. The story continues to grow, and before she knows it, Chelsea is the toast of elementary school with people believing Goldie Hawn is like a second mother to her. If anyone had a friend growing up who could create ridiculous stories (yet lie so well they seemed true), this chapter will certainly bring up memories.

A few things to note is that this is a collection of essays and not a memoir, so it can seem disjointed at times. There is also frank language. Overall-this book is quirky and well written. Handler is quite witty and very funny.

Book Junkie's Grade: B+

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