Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

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

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

by Chelsea Handler

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
2,028913,301 (3.6)47

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 47 mentions

English (90)  Italian (1)  All languages (91)
Showing 1-5 of 90 (next | show all)
Actual rating: 3.5/5 I'm not a big Chelsea Handler fan. I don't watch her show, Chelsea Lately, though I've seen it. I've watched her stand up "Uganda Be Kidding Me" which made me giggle at parts and that's about my extent of Chelsea Handler-ness. I picked up this book while I was leaving work. I noticed it on the bargain table and thought, "hmm, it's already super cheap, plus with my employee discount, it'll be even cheaper... why not? It might make me giggle like her stand up.." so by that and only that, I picked it up to read it as an 'in between' book. I didn't really enjoy the first chapter. Honestly after that, I was scared to read the rest and wondered if I'm just gonna waste my time with this. But I can't base a book just on the first chapter, otherwise I would have put down many a great books. I will say the stories do get better the further you get into the book (my personal favorite chapter being "Mini-Me"). I give the occasional "hmph" laugh through my nose every once in awhile, but other than that, I probably won't ever read this book again. Maybe Chelsea Handler fans enjoy it a little more? I'm not sure... but honestly it's not as crude as I thought it would be from the little I do know of her.. and I can't figure out if I believe that to be a good thing or bad... ( )
  kay_reads | Sep 22, 2015 |
Move over Rita Rudner and Lisa Lampanelli, Chelsea Handler is my new favorite comedienne. She's a drunk, she's got flabby abs, she's a prankster miscreant, she's hilarious. The stories here are barely believable with their ridiculous embellishment, and apparently everyone in her life is an insane stereotype, but who cares, this stuff is friggin' funny.
  MartinBodek | Jun 11, 2015 |
Chelsea is comedic genius!!!! Now I know when I'm thinking who thinks of weird stuff like this the answer is Chelsea Handler. I will never think of another red haired man in the same way again. ( )
  bookjunkie57 | Apr 17, 2015 |
I read the first couple of chapters and couldn't get any further. Didn't find much humour. ( )
  olegalCA | Dec 9, 2014 |
I read the first couple of chapters and couldn't get any further. Didn't find much humour. ( )
  olegalCA | Dec 9, 2014 |
Showing 1-5 of 90 (next | show all)
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
To my mother.

I love you, chunky monkey.
First words
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (3)

Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0743573641, Audio CD)

In My Horizontal Life, actress and stand-up comedian Chelsea Handler boldly recounted her one-night stands-the good, the bad, and the disastrous. In this wickedly honest new work, she casts the net wider with even funnier results, recalling the most noteworthy highs and lows of her life to date--including her efforts to diversify by dating red-haired men, her obsession with midgets, and the dog-sitting interlude in which her boyfriend became overly familiar with a Peekapoo.

Whether it's a vacation with her dad during which he tells airline staff they're a honeymoon couple in order to get an upgrade, or her elaborate attempts to convince her third-grade classmates that she's starring in a Private Benjamin sequel, Chelsea lets it rip in these relentlessly entertaining essays. Displaying the candor and irresistible turn of phrase that have earned her a recurring stint as a correspondent on The Tonight Show as well as her own E! series, Chelsea Lately, this deliciously skewed collection is a guilty pleasure.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:17:59 -0400)

(see all 3 descriptions)

Synopsis: The eagerly awaited collection of personal essays from the bestselling author of My Horizontal Life. 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 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.… (more)

» see all 4 descriptions

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
6 avail.
428 wanted
3 pay7 pay

Popular covers


Average: (3.6)
0.5 3
1 21
1.5 5
2 67
2.5 12
3 152
3.5 44
4 201
4.5 18
5 138


2 editions of this book were published by Audible.com.

See editions

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Store | Contact | LibraryThing.com | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 100,848,696 books! | Top bar: Always visible