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Title: Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea - Chelsea Handler
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 26, 2011, 08:32:56 pm
Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea (2008)
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As alluded to in My Horizontal Life, Chelsea Handler is a world-class liar. And we start off from the ground up in Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea in which she goes into great detail of her lying finesse. Only a brilliant mind, a girl still in elementary school. can come up with staring with Goldie Hawn in the sequel to Private Benjamin and pepper it with small details that actually sells the lie in a convincing way. Hell, even I started to believe it.

But what's funny is that even after being caught in the lie and being ordered by her parents to tell the other kids the truth about her Hollywood dreams, she comes up with an even better lie: staring in the newest Madonna video. I love the letter she wrote to Goldie, in hopes that Mrs. Hawn would aide her in keeping the lie going. (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/lol.gif)

The rest of the book is more of the same, my favorite stories being: her DUI arrest and stint in jail, her time back with her family in which her father tries to get her to start a clothing line with thongs as the only item to be sold and the re-gift Birthday party where she is invited to attend a party that no one wants to go to and more to the point, doesn't want to go out of their way to buy a present for someone they don't even know or like. Her street brawl with 3 fourteen year old girls was both shocking and funny as hell.

I don't know if Chelsea really has a fetish for little people or not. But I have to wonder if her story about Kimmy and the way she describes certain attributes of small people and their form is legit. I mean, she really goes into great detail to say some pretty outlandish things about her and small people in general. My guess is that she is exaggerating to the nth degree to create controversy. Maybe to sell more copies of the book? I dunno. Whatever the case may be, the chapter about Kimmy was pretty damn funny. This is a very entertaining book, but it's not perfect. There were a couple of chapters that felt kind of light weight compared to the rest of the book and it would have been better to drop those chapters all together.

This is definitely a Buy. I do believe you should read the book first before the show comes out, which you can follow here Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea (Season 1) (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/tv/are-you-there-vodka-it's-me-chelsea-(season-1)/).
Title: Re: Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea - Chelsea Handler
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 26, 2011, 08:53:00 pm
Girls Behaving Badly - Walking the Line

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQfHNgE7efQ

This segment gets an entire chapter devoted to it in the book. Funny on both accounts.

Title: Re: Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea - Chelsea Handler
Post by: Mac on August 27, 2011, 04:45:00 am
I'm on the fence too wondering about her 'fetish' for nuggets. Bottom line, it only adds to the humor. Funny women with a niche.
Title: Re: Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea - Chelsea Handler
Post by: Queenie on September 18, 2011, 06:08:14 pm
buy it buy it buy it... its so funny I literally almost peed myself thru some chapters
Title: Re: Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea - Chelsea Handler
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 18, 2011, 06:10:29 pm
buy it buy it buy it... its so funny I literally almost peed myself thru some chapters

Yes! It works as a laxative too!! (http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i266/Chiprocks1/Smilies/0%20All%20Smilies/HTL_biggrin.gif)
Title: Re: Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea - Chelsea Handler
Post by: Queenie on September 18, 2011, 06:15:05 pm
maybe for you.. not me!
Title: Re: Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea - Chelsea Handler
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 18, 2011, 06:16:59 pm
I just have to watch the Chargers against the Pats to make my stomach turn.