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Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang

A book by Chelsea Handler

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Memorable for the Right or Wrong Reasons?

  • May 18, 2010
I am not someone who regularly watches Chelsea Lately. I have also never read "Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea". Therefore I am actually surprised that I even decided to read this book. However, it was in our Patient Library at the hospital that I work for so I thought it may at least be an interesting read. First, I should state, that I am really in no way close to being a prude - at all. But, the first chapter (spoiler alert) basically opens with an eight-year-old Chelsea learning how to masterbate. Unfortunately, this became a disturbing thought for me throughout the book. There were other parts that were funny and I did laugh out loud a couple of times. I think may be if the first chapter had been placed somewhere else in the book I may not have had the strong reaction to it that I feel at this point. I can remember several of the other stories in the book but, unfortunately, this one is the one that sticks out most vividly in my mind and, therefore, soured my view on the book a bit. Maybe if I was a larger fan of Chelsea Handler I would have had a different reaction. I did give this book a positive rating despite the first chapter. I did this because it was interesting and did keep me turning to the next page.


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review by . June 24, 2010
This book is a random collection of silly stories and situations that Chelsea gets herself into.  If you've read her first two books and/or watch her late night comedy show Chelsea Lately on E!, you know her style and attitude, which comes through in all her books. This book wasn't as funny as the first two, but it had visual aids and still laugh out loud stories.  She writes like she talks/thinks, which gives the stories a raw humorous spin.  There is nothing she won't …
Quick Tip by . July 04, 2010
where were these women when I was this age?
Quick Tip by . June 08, 2010
Definitely not as funny as her first two.
Quick Tip by . May 19, 2010
a witty and funny look into Chelsea's world
review by . April 13, 2010
For those who watch Chelsea's show some of these stories won't be new because she shares her life with the audience a tiny bit, they are still however funny, especially when narrated by Chelsea's semi sarcastic way of expressing herself which I find refreshing because I don't need to see another phony chick on TV and she's the opposite of that.    Chelsea is such a funny girl, I never knew what was going to happen in each chapter, and in this book her life is displayed through …
review by . April 05, 2010
Based on the reviews, I must be in the minority, which is fine. For me, 'Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang' was just okay. It was not as good as 'Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea', the only other book I've read by Chelsea Handler. I enjoy her comedy and sense of humor; her personality, jokes and all but what struck me about 'Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang' was that a lot of her usual humor and personality is strangely absent from a good portion of the book. The first half of the book doesn't feel or seem …
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Starred Review. Comedienne, talk show host and daring author Handler (Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea) indulges her fans with a new compilation of shockingly direct essays, from which she emerges as a scheming farceur with an expansive range of practical jokes and winning sarcasm, pulled off beautifully against (and with help from) her closest friends and family (including her boyfriend, the CEO of the E! television network that employs her). Handler spins a deliriously sticky web of running jokes while suckering the gullible, again and again, with made-up stories of her transgendered friend, a ludicrous movie deal, and her infamous personal pilot. Never shy, Handler finds room for even more irreverent honesty regarding sex-including her earliest encounters with male genitalia and with "the feeling"-and also lets readers in on her family life, including a family dinner that ends with her missing brother found intoxicated, naked, and celebrating on a dock in the early morning hours. Whether Handler is plotting to get her father committed or convincing her dog never to "shadoobie" in her presence, her essays are packed with enough laugh-out-loud moments to rival a first-rate stand-up act. B&W photos.
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ISBN-10: 0446552445
ISBN-13: 978-0446552448
Author: Chelsea Handler
Genre: Entertainment
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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