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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing; Reprint edition (September 13, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446552437
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446552431
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (503 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #87,988 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Starred Review. Comedienne, talk show host and daring author Handler (Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea) indulges her fans with a new compilation of shockingly direct essays, from which she emerges as a scheming farceur with an expansive range of practical jokes and winning sarcasm, pulled off beautifully against (and with help from) her closest friends and family (including her boyfriend, the CEO of the E! television network that employs her). Handler spins a deliriously sticky web of running jokes while suckering the gullible, again and again, with made-up stories of her transgendered friend, a ludicrous movie deal, and her infamous personal pilot. Never shy, Handler finds room for even more irreverent honesty regarding sex-including her earliest encounters with male genitalia and with "the feeling"-and also lets readers in on her family life, including a family dinner that ends with her missing brother found intoxicated, naked, and celebrating on a dock in the early morning hours. Whether Handler is plotting to get her father committed or convincing her dog never to "shadoobie" in her presence, her essays are packed with enough laugh-out-loud moments to rival a first-rate stand-up act. B&W photos. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Her cheeky candor is one of the things that makes her unique: She's a hot blonde with a filthy mouth.—Philadelphia Inquirer

"Whether Handler is plotting to get her father committed or convincing her dog never to 'shadoobie' in her presence, her essays are packed with enough laugh-out-loud moments to rival a first-rate stand-up act."—Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang

Chelsea Handler writes like Judy Blume, if Judy Blume were into vodka, Ecstasy, and sleeping with midgets and nineteen-year-olds.—Jennifer Weiner

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

Chelsea Handler is a terrific comedian and a hilarious writer.—Jay Leno

More About the Author

Chelsea Handler is an accomplished stand-up comic and actress, as well as the bestselling author of My Horizontal Life. She is the star of her own late-night show on E!, Chelsea Lately; was one of the stars of Girls Behaving Badly; has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late 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.

Customer Reviews

This is a laugh out loud book!
Tara
It was like she was trying to be funny and it just never really connected.
Dee
Chelsea is a very funny woman, she's sarcastic, witty and is very clever.
S. Vardakis

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

126 of 142 people found the following review helpful By Sara S. Rines on April 23, 2010
Format: Hardcover
I was very disappointed in the newest book by Chelsea Handler. I read "Are you there Vodka? It's me, Chelsea" and could not stop recommending it to anyone I knew enjoyed a laugh. Funniest book ever. "My Horizontal Life" was pretty funny as well, but this book made me cringe. The first chapter made me nauseated. The rest of the book consisted of emails between the writer and her siblings that weren't even amusing, just plain boring. The few stories that were thrown in had little humor, or point. It seemed she wrote it in a hurry, and didn't bother to check if her stories were up to par. Even the editor seemed lax--I found multiple errors throughout the book. It is a Chelsea Handler book, so that earned two stars right there, and there were a few moments that made me almost chuckle, earning another star. On the whole it was a very lazy attempt to get money out of existing fans. Mission accomplished, by 18 dollars is gone.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Dee on November 22, 2010
Format: Hardcover
I love Chelsea's first two books! So funny have read them over and over. One is on audio and listen to it pretty much daily so funny. But this was just bad! Very bad. And I am a Chelsea fanatic! It was obvious to me that she has pretty much given up on trying in these books. This was one of the worst. It was like she was trying to be funny and it just never really connected. A waste of my time and money and I usually love anything Chelsea has to do with and often defend why I love her so much! Unfortunately this book is just a bunch of unrelated crap that honestly made no sense! Still love Chelsea though, but please never buy this book! It could make you hate her!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By California Dancer on December 3, 2010
Format: Hardcover
If you are going to be stranded on an island with only one book, this is not it. If you are in search of literary excellence, you will be disappointed. But, if you are like me, and read books for entertainment, then this book hits the spot like a Grand Slam breakfast at 1:00 in the morning after a hard night on the town.

I would put it a little below David Saderis from an intellectual standpoint, but well above the drunken misfits in Chelsea Goldstein's Hook-Up Chronicles. But, they are all good for a quiet night at the hot tub, or a welcome distraction when sitting around with the parents over the holidays, with nothing to do and nothing more to talk about.

In short, get it, enjoy it, and wait for the next one!
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Spring Wilde on July 11, 2010
Format: Hardcover
I never really thought of Chelsea (Handler or Lately) as particularly funny. Humor, (well, smart humor,) is usually rooted in insightful observation, intelligence and tragedy.

The book ("Chelsea Chelsea Bang bang,") is more of what kids talk about and do, when adults are not around. Pranks, silliness, bad English, mocking and calling people names do not make for anything funny, unless of course you are ten years old and in recess. Lack of formal education and typical social vulgarity that had become the norm in many areas of our lives since this guy told us with a straight face that he "Did not have sex with that woman," are prevalent throughout the aptly named "Bang Bang" book.

Chelsea's last book is a testament as to how low our standards for amusement have plunged, when an enormous dose of crude and juvenile humor mixed with some good fortune,(and sleeping with the boss, of course) would be enough to `make' it in Hollywood, and sell books no less!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Bianca Myers on January 27, 2011
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I had read the other reviews and although most of them were negative in regards to "Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang" I ordered the book. I figured I enjoied the other two books "My Horizontal Life" and "Are You There Vodka, It's Me Chelsea" and figured these people might not relate or enjoy her as much as I do. I recieved it and immediately started reading it. I was more than excited in the begining and found the opening some what amusing, I assumed the beging was just a bulk of silly childhood stories that would set up the rest of the book like in the other ones. I shortly lost interest and found myself forcing myself to read the rest in hopes that it would get beter, it did not. Other than the somewhat funny opening the rest of the book was dull and wasn't very entertaining. None of it had anything funny that was similar to her other books. It lacked the perverse humor and crazy scenarios that made her other novels shine.
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52 of 68 people found the following review helpful By L. Clements on March 11, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang is Chelsea Handler's best book to date. And, if it is indeed her last book, then she's going out with a...bang bang. The best part of the book is that you feel like you are being let in on the joke and can feel good about yourself because she's not making fun of what an idiot YOU are - it's just everyone else, from fat-titted fathers to live-in boyfriends. Fans of Chelsea Lately will particularly like Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang, as it's sort of a behind-the-scenes/candid version of the show with the appearance of familiar characters (Brad Wollack isn't nearly as annoying in print!). It did make me want to lay in bed and eat cheeseburger Lean Pockets while watching Sex & the City... so if you're prone to that sort of lunacy, beware. But damn it if I don't love that hot mess of a woman even more than I already did. Good job, girl.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Katie Olson on March 20, 2010
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Yes, while it has been said that she can go on and on for an entire chapter about seemingly nothing.... it's absolutely, totally HYSTERICAL! I found myself laughing out loud so many times that it prompted my husband to read several of the chapters. If you watch her show, you can hear her voice in your head, which makes it all more funny. Overall, a great, easy, fun read.
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