Synopses & Reviews
WHAT . . . A RIOT Life doesn't get more hilarious than when Chelsea Handler takes aim with her irreverent wit. Who else would send all-staff emails to smoke out the dumbest people on her show? Now, in this new collection of original essays, the #1 bestselling author of Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea delivers one laugh-out-loud moment after another as she sets her sights on the ridiculous side of childhood, adulthood, and daughterhood. Family moments are fair game, whether it's writing a report on Reaganomics to earn a Cabbage Patch doll, or teaching her father social graces by ordering him to stay indoors. It's open season on her love life, from playing a prank on her boyfriend (using a ravioli, a fake autopsy, and the Santa Monica pier) to adopting a dog so she can snuggle with someone who doesn't talk. And everyone better duck for cover when her beach vacation turns into matchmaking gone wild. Outrageously funny and deliciously wicked, Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang is good good good good CHELSEA HANDLER ON...Being unpopular: My parents couldn't have been more unreasonable when it came to fads or clothes that weren't purchased at a pharmacy. Living with her boyfriend: He's similar to a large toddler, the only difference being he doesn't cry when he wakes up. Appreciating her brother: He's a certified public accountant, and I have a real life. Arm-wrestling a maid of honor: It wasn't her strength that intimidated me. It was the starry way her eyes focused on me, like Mike Tyson getting ready to feed.
"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." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
Her cheeky candor is one of the things that makes her unique: She's a hot blonde with a filthy mouth.--Philadelphia Inquirer
"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."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang
Chelsea Handler writes like Judy Blume, if Judy Blume were into vodka, Ecstasy, and sleeping with midgets and nineteen-year-olds.--Jennifer Weiner
Where have I been all of Chelsea Handler's life? I had no idea how funny, how brilliant she is. She is too clever for words."--Liz Smith, New York Post
Chelsea Handler is a terrific comedian and a hilarious writer.--Jay Leno
The hilarious new book from the star of Chelsea Lately and the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea .
Get ready for big laughs as Chelsea Handler lets loose with more comic personal essays. In this new, no-holds-barred account of life on the ridiculous side, Chelsea mines the wealth of material that is her family, her sex life, her career, and her distinctively outrageous worldview. Here is young Chelsea discovering The Feeling during a third-grade sleepover and getting shafted by clueless parents over Cabbage Patch dolls...and grown-up Chelsea at the mercy of the remote control, Lean Pockets, and Sex and the City — but still managing to convince her boyfriend that there are Swiss Army knives in the soles of her $16,000 shoes. Through it all, Chelsea never lets anyone off the hook, even herself, as she delivers page after page of irreverent humor, biting wit, and deliciously off-kilter entertainment.
In the hilarious new book from the #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author of "Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea," the comedian mines the wealth of material that is her family, her sex life, and her distinctively outrageous worldview.
About the Author
Chelsea Handler is an accomplished stand-up comic and actress, as well as the bestselling author of My Horizontal Life. She is the star of her own late-night show on E!, Chelsea Lately; was one of the stars of Girls Behaving Badly; has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Night with David Letterman; and has starred in her own half-hour Comedy Central special. Chelsea makes regular appearances in comedy clubs across America and lives in Los Angeles.