Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea

Category: Book
By (author): Handler, Chelsea
Subject:  BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts
  HUMOR / Form / Essays
  HUMOR / General
Publisher: Gallery Books
Published: December 2009
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 8.25in x 5.31in x 0.70in
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From The Publisher*Welcome to Chelsea Handler's world-a place where absurdity reigns supreme and a quick wit is the best line of defense.

When Chelsea Handler needs to get a few things off her chest, she appeals to a higher power-vodka. Seems reasonable, when considering that she discovered her boyfriend was having an affair with a Peekapoo and she had to pretend to be honeymooning with her father in order to upgrade to first class.

In this highly entertaining, 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 chosen 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 foulmouthed, 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.
Review Quote*"Chelsea Handler writes like Judy Blume, if Judy Blume were into vodka, Ecstasy, and sleeping with midgets and nineteen-year-olds."

-- Jennifer Weiner, bestselling author of In Her Shoes
Review Quote*"Ms. Handler's style is a friendlier, more workaday version of the haughty self-abasement practiced by Sarah Silverman, leavened by the everywoman spirit of Kathy Griffin...She seems like a cruel queen bee from an expensive college: There's something suspiciously sophisticated about how her jokes line up that suggests the moral austerity of a comic not of [Joan] Rivers's bad-girl school: Tina Fey."

-- New York Times
Review Quote*"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
Review Quote*"Chelsea Handler is a terrific comedian and a hilarious writer."

-- Jay Leno
Biographical NoteChelsea Handleris an accomplished stand-up comic and actress, as well as the bestselling author ofMy Horizontal Life.She is the star of her own late-night show on E!,Chelsea Lately;was one of the stars ofGirls Behaving Badly;has appeared onThe Tonight Show with Jay LenoandLate 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.