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.
In this hilarious, deliciously skewed collection, Chelsea mines her past for stories about her family, relationships, and career that are at once singular and ridiculous. Whether she’s convincing her third-grade class that she has been tapped to play Goldie Hawn’s daughter in the sequel to Private Benjamin, deciding to be more egalitarian by dating a redhead, or looking out for a foul-mouthed, rum-swilling little person who looks just like her…only smaller, Chelsea has a knack for getting herself into the most outrageous situations. Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea showcases the candor and irresistible turns of phrase that have made her one of the freshest voices in comedy today.
Are You There Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea, by Chelsea Handler is one of the funniest books I’ve read in a long time. While I didn’t laugh out loud at most of the book, I did find myself giggling quietly to myself, a lot.
My personal favourite part was when her and a friend, went ‘across the pond’ and had dinner in the dark. There’s also something to be said for someone who has the balls to start a street fight with three teenage girls, and drive around with a midget in a car seat.
The only thing I found disturbing was the fact that this book reminded my friend of me. And it leaves me wondering, what about me screams drunken whore?
If you’re looking for a quick, funny, light read, you should pick this up along with your triple Ketel One and cranberry.