Book Review #4
Let me start by saying if you reading this blog AND you are in book club, LEAVE the blog NOW (that means you, Mari). I'm about to share what I think about the book selection for September.
What did I think of Ms. Handler's book?
Maybe if I was in my mid-20's, drunk, and having sex with all sorts of strangers, I would have thought this book was hilarious. But I'm not. Nor have I ever been "that" girl. I've been in my mid-20's. I've been drunk. And I've had my share of one-night stands (sorry, Mom Dad and Grandma). But come'on. I might have been a sorority girl but NONE of my sisters, nor myself, were this trampy.
I kept asking myself if these were true-stories and when I discovered they were, I was pretty much grossed out by this woman. And decided she wrote the book once she became a celebrity in order to prempt the men who could sell their awesome stories about shagging the celebrity.
I was grateful that the book was short. I'm not a prude. I love a good sex story or escapade as much as the next girl. The stories kept repeating the same theme. If only there was some variation to her discussion of drunken one-night stands; I might have enjoyed the book. But truthfully, how can you dress up being a drunk skank...over and over and over again?
So, I wouldn't suggest this book. It's rare that I find a book with zero redeeming qualities so maybe I could suggest it as a vacation read...to someone who I greatly dislike. Ms. Handler and I will not be opening a bottle of wine together, anytime soon. I don't know much about Chelsea Handler other than she does stand-up comedy, an irritating voice, and, one night after a long night of drinking, I passed out, watching her TV show. Talk about uber-irritating voice as you are passing out.
No one should spend money on this book.