Tuesday, March 9, 2010

CHELSEA CHELSEA BANG BANG: REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

CHELSEA CHELSEA BANG BANG
BY CHELSEA HANDLER

ABOUT THE BOOK:


WHAT . . . A RIOT! Life doesn't get more hilarious than when Chelsea Handler takes aim with her irreverent wit. Who else would send all-staff emails to smoke out the dumbest people on her show? Now, in this new collection of original essays, the #1 bestselling author of Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea delivers one laugh-out-loud moment after another as she sets her sights on the ridiculous side of childhood, adulthood, and daughterhood. Family moments are fair game, whether it's writing a report on Reaganomics to earn a Cabbage Patch doll, or teaching her father social graces by ordering him to stay indoors.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:


Born in Livingston, New Jersey, to a Jewish father and Mormon mother, Chelsea Handler is the youngest of six children. Not only was this disappointing on many levels, but she was also born just five-and-a-half years after her sister Shoshanna had burst onto the scene and embraced and relished being the youngest of the Handler clan. Shoshanna was pissed that her parents had failed to use birth control and didn't know why her mother Rita didn't exercise her right to choose.

In July 2007 Chelsea broke into the world of male-dominated late-night talk shows with her E! Entertainment series Chelsea Lately, airing weeknights at 11:00 p.m. Consistently the highest-rated program on E!, Chelsea Lately has been picked up through 2012, providing Chelsea with the perfect showcase for what she does best: comment on pop culture and entertainment news while interacting with the public. The daily program offers a tongue-in-cheek look at entertainment news, celebrity truths and rumors that just won't die, and other hot topics of the day. Bringing refreshing new energy to the late-night arena, Chelsea Lately is an authentic and hilarious commentary on the celebrity culture around us.

As one of the nation’s leading female stand-ups, Chelsea has performed to sold-out audiences at venues and festivals everywhere, including the prestigious Carnegie Hall. Her comedy mixes fearless honesty, ironic riffs, and self-deprecations. In March 2007 her first half-hour stand-up special, airing on Comedy Central, was a ratings hit. She regularly appears on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, has co-hosted The View, was profiled on Nightline, and has appeared on Today, LIVE with Regis and Kelly, and Late Night with David Letterman.

Chelsea has been featured in the New York Times, W, People, and is a special guest columnist for Cosmopolitan magazine. Vanity Fair proclaimed her one of the “Queens of Comedy,” and she was named by Entertainment Weekly as one of the top 10 “Breakout Stars of 2008.” In April 2009, Bravo honored Chelsea with their “A-List Funny Award,” choosing her over fellow comedic heavyweights Tina Fey, Conan O’Brien, Ricky Gervais, and Amy Poehler.

For all of its four seasons, Chelsea was the star of Oxygen’s Girls Behaving Badly, which is now syndicated in over 90 markets. She also starred on E! in The Chelsea Handler Show. In 2007 and 2008, Chelsea starred with Jenny McCarthy and Leah Remini in the hugely popular MSN online web series “In The Motherhood.”

Chelsea’s first book, My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One Night Stands, published by Bloomsbury, was released in the U.S. and over twenty other countries, and is currently in its 61st week on the New York Times bestseller list. Her follow-up book, Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea, published by Simon Spotlight, came out on April 22, 2008 and debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. It remained on the list for 62 weeks. Her third book, Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang, will be released by Grand Central Publishing on March 9, 2010.

In 2009, Chelsea was honored with the prestigious Ally for Equality Award by the Human Rights Campaign, which recognize the outstanding efforts of those who dedicate time, energy, spirit, and wholehearted commitment to better the lives of LGBT people. In addition, Chelsea was the celebrity grand marshal for the June 2009 Los Angeles Gay Pride Parade, which drew close to 500,000 spectators from across the country.

MY REVIEW:

Chelsea Handler, host of "Chelsea, Lately on E!" and author of the best-selling "Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea", has what is sure to be a new best-selling book in CHELSEA CHELSEA BANG BANG. The book is a collection of her own personal stories and essays in which she uses her brand of humor to discuss everything from her career to her family, from sex to her particularly outrageous view on the world today, all delivered in her own irreverent, blunt style. Handler enjoys playing pranks on people. I think you can tell if she likes you as she seems to only do it to her friends, her loved ones, and her family. She doesn’t hesitate to insult any of that group either and also includes herself.

In CHELSEA CHELSEA BANG BANG, you will find stories of her drunken encounters while on vacation to the islands, as well as a prank she played on her boyfriend that involved a fake autopsy and ravioli (use your imagination). She tells of adopting a dog only so she has someone who doesn’t talk when she wants to snuggle. The whole compilation seemed to me like a stream of consciousness as there wasn’t much to connect it into a story but then again, I don’t think she meant for it to be. I believe that if you are a fan and liked her other books, you will like this one as well. I have to admit there were some pretty funny things in there but overall, honestly for me, it wasn’t my dream of an amusing book to read. I must be getting old or set in my ways as there were just some things that I thought went a little too far and I didn't get the humor in it. Obviously, this is an adult themed book and definitely not appropriate for children but I am pretty sure I didn’t need to tell you that. Again, if you are a fan, watch her shows, and enjoyed her books, you will love this one.

GIVEAWAY


THANKS TO MIRIAM AND THE
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65 comments:

Marilu said...

I did not know she had so many siblings! I have watched her show, and think she is pretty funny!
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Linda Kish said...

Chelsea is so funny. I think she is great.

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fredamans said...

I love stand-up comedy! I had no idea who Chelsey was though. Now that I do I shall watch out for her.

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fredamans said...

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I follow publicly through Google.

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amanda18228 said...

I love her jokes about her being from New Jersey.
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amanda18228 said...

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bermudaonion said...

I loved the bio and the author's self-deprecating humor! It sounds like she had quite a childhood. Please enter me. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

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I tweeted. http://twitter.com/amandawk/status/10235166375
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rubynreba said...

I have heard that this is a funny book. I have caught her show a couple of times but I had no idea she has been on so many shows.
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I follow on google.
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I entered This One is Mine giveaway.
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Wrighty said...

I've watched her show and she doesn't hold anything back. She makes fun of herself along with everyone else, especially her dad! I'm very curious about this book!!

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Wrighty said...

I follow in Google Reader and have you on my blogroll.

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Wrighty said...

I also entered for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. You have terrific giveaways!

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holdenj said...

I didn't realize she came from such blended parents and was the youngest of so many kids. Does kind of explain being loud...probably had to do it to be heard when she was little!
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traveler said...

I have entered World of Warcraft. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

traveler said...

Interesting family dynamics. Being the youngest and so talented. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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Jane said...

I had no idea Chelsea Lately is the highest rated show on E!.

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Jane said...

I entered the giveaway for Cara Elliot's debut novel.

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throuthehaze said...

follow in google friend connect
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throuthehaze said...

I think Chelsea is hilarious and has had an interesting life
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StephTheBookworm said...

I'm a Google friend connect follower.

StephTheBookworm said...

I entered the giveaway for Schooled too.

StephTheBookworm said...

Oh my goodness, I love Chelsea Handler and read both of her other books. She is a complete riot. I had no idea that she was from New Jersey... which is cool to me since I'm from NYS so that means she's kind of close... kind of maybe? lol.

Pleeeease enter me in. I would absolutely love to win this!

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Karin said...

Sounds like she had an interesting childhood.

Love to read humorous books....

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justpeachy36 said...

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Please enter me in the giveaway.

A Jewish father and a Mormon mother... what a combination LOL...

Martha Lawson said...

I follow by email and also on google friend connect.

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Martha Lawson said...

Chelsea was the celebrity grand marshal for the June 2009 Los Angeles Gay Pride Parade, which drew close to 500,000 spectators from across the country.


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Martha Lawson said...

I entered the "To Sin With a Scoundrel" contest.

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Marilu said...

I have entered the Try Darkness giveaway.
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Colleen Turner said...

I follow from email, google friend and facebook.
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Colleen Turner said...

I was surprised to see she came from such a big family. I wonder how well they all get along, really?
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Colleen Turner said...

I also entered the This One Is Mine sweepstakes.
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g.g. said...

I follow on google friend and email

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g.g. said...

I also entered for Shadow Tag

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g.g. said...

I didn't know she had a book before Are You there Vodka?

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Vera said...

I'd love a copy! I really enjoyed the fact that her bio was written in a humorous manner - so like Chelsea! My favorite part was about her sister being pissed at her parents for not using birth control!

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Denny, Alaska said...

The woman has had a busy life! Thanks for including my name in your giveaway!

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Pam said...

She seems so down to earth and funny. I've laughed out loud at the titles of her books but have yet to read any of them.

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Pam said...

I follow you in my google reader

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I also entered the When Will There Be Good News giveaway

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nfmgirl said...

I also entered Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven.

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I follow on Google

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nfmgirl said...

I love Chelsea Handler! She is bawdy and crass and abrasive, and totally NOT PC! She cracks me up!

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Debbie said...

I do watch her show and often I howl with laughter but sometimes I cringe! I had no idea she was on Girls Behaving Badly!
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I'm entering Waking Up in the Land of Glitter.
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GFC follower.
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I entered Every Day in Tuscany

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I found out she will be on E! through 2012 - great contract!

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