Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea by Chelsea Hander (read October 3, 2015)
As you can probably tell from the title, this book is not to be taken with much seriousness. As you can probably tell from the author, this book is meant to make you laugh. It seemed like a good, surface-level book to read in between classes and work, a book that I could easily pause in the middle of if needed. I got exactly that. Each chapter told a different story, including Chelsea’s night spent in jail, red-headed men, an Asian massage parlor, and look-alike midgets. The stories were great, twelve in all, and they were developed pretty well.
The main selling point of this book is the humor. If you haven’t seen Handler’s stand-up, I’d recommend you give it a shot. Her books are extremely characteristic of her shows. She shares her own life experiences, which are pretty exciting, to make her reader laugh. Reading this book, I felt like I was just listening to a friend tell me about her crazy weekend, except I wasn’t allowed to ask questions or interrupt.
Some readers may not enjoy the content, but if you enjoy stand-up and comedy, you are sure to get a kick out of this book. Once again, it doesn’t really offer much depth, but if you expected it to, then you should probably rethink things through.
Rating: 3 out of 5