Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea. by Chelsea Handler

From the Amazon product description: When Chelsea Handler needs to get a few things off her chest, she appeals to a higher power -- vodka. You would too if you found out that your boyfriend was having an affair with a Peekapoo or if you had to pretend to be honeymooning with your father in order to upgrade to first class. Welcome to Chelsea's world -- a place where absurdity reigns supreme and a quick wit is the best line of defense.

I listened to this one right after finishing Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret. for the Shelf Discovery Challenge I picked it up with a little chuckle that the title was a take off on a book I had just read. Not too far in the chuckle seemed like a sacrilege. Chelsea Handler has her niche but it's sometimes a pretty base, ugly place and very far removed from the sweet searching story that Judy Blume wrote. I didn't know anything about Chelsea Handler when I picked out this book but I had heard her referred to as the female version of David Sedaris and, you know I love David! I caught glimpses of that side of Chelsea when she was talking about her family, "Obviously, if I was serious about having a relationship with someone long-term, the last people I would introduce him to would be my family." But the good humor was almost outweighed by the raunchier stuff with promiscuity being lauded. So, I am still looking for the female version of David Sedaris!

This book counts toward the 2010 Audiobook Challenge hosted by the bloggers over at Royal Reviews. Click on the button to see my progress.

4 comments:

Gerbera Daisy Mom said...

I've wondered about her...whether her humor would be worth wading thru whatever else she shared. Guess not.

bermudaonion said...

This doesn't sound like the book for me.

Avid Reader said...
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Avid Reader said...

If you're looking for the female version of David, try Sarah Vowell. Her sense of humor reminds me so much of his dry wit. And like Sedaris' books, she reads her own audio books and they're great!