If you’ve read our blog before, you’ll know that we’re huge fans of Chelsea Handler, aka Chelsea Lately, one of the hottest (albeit, a tad bit crude) comedians in Hollywood right now. If you’re new to the blog (or Chelsea), pay very close attention to this next line.
Warning: If this quote offends you, DO NOT listen to this audio book (or any book by Chelsea Handler): “His name was Buck. It was easy to remember because it rhymed with what we were going to be doing later.”
My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands by Chelsea Handler is exactly what it claims to be. It’s a memoir detailing Chelsea’s sexual escapades over the years in a series of quirky and jaw-dropping short stories. She shares it all, the good, the bad and the ugly, from a one night stand with an Adonis of a stripper known only as Thunder to an awkward tryst with a cruise ship performer (we repeat, this audio book is definitely not for the easily offended or delicately sensible).
Cassandra Campbell gives a great performance, but we have to be honest, this audio book would have been even better if Chelsea narrated it herself. After listening to Chelsea’s other self-narrated books like Are You There Vodka? It’s Me Chelsea or other bios read by the comedians themselves (like Tina Fey’s Bossypants), it’s clear that Chelsea’s personal touch would have brought this audio book up a notch.
Whether you’re headed to the tropics for March Break and looking for a good beach read, or just looking for a laugh-out-loud listen, you’ve gotta check this one out. It delivers tons of witty one-liners, observations about dating and life, interesting characters, and hilarious bedroom (or cruise ship) stories. Chelsea unabashedly hands you her life in a way that could only make the listener feel better about their own, with the weird twist of truly wishing you had a friend like her in your life. And we love her for it.
Listen to some other comediennes at their finest and check out reviews of their audio books (or any other book on your must-listen list) at The Audiobook Store: