Monday, April 2, 2007

My Horizontal Life by Chelsea Handler

  • Paperback: 213 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA (May 12, 2005)
  • ISBN-10: 1582346186
  • ISBN-13: 978-1582346182
  • List Price: $13.95
  • I finished this book on April 2
Alright, kiddies: the subtitle of this one is: A collection of one-night stands. If you don't know Chelsea Handler is a comedian who's been on a bunch of different things. This book is basically her tales of drinking and debauchery.
I think I mentioned that often I find it necessary to talk to the books I'm reading. I also laugh out loud on occasion, as I did with this one. But you don't understand. I was not politely laughing to myself. I was not chuckling. I was not giggling or snickering. Friends: I was guffawing. Seriously. There were times when I had to put the book down and walk away, laughing so hard I was weeping. That's all I'm saying. Here's what I say to you: there are midgets. There are dogs stealing underwear and there is an M&M costume. Just let that marinade for a second. In the immortal words of Richie Tozier, it is chuckalicious.
The book isn't a laugh out loud romp all the way through, in fact, some chapters were more pathetic than funny. But the funny parts definitely outweigh the lamer parts. Mostly her exploits end embarrassingly, and hilarity ensues. One of my favorite parts is where a sleazy guy says to her "You don't need to drink to make yourself more interesting" and she's like "I have to drink to make you more interesting." Good times.
Thanks to Bridget (best GA co-worker ever) for recommending this one to me. For more info on Chelsea Handler check out her website or her myspace page.

1 comment:

Bridget said...

I'm glad you liked it! I hoped it would make you laugh as it did me. Oh, and PS - I couldn't ask for a better co-worker either!