Book Review: Lies that Chelsea Handler Told Me by Chelsea’s Family, Friends and Other Victims

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Lies that Chelsea Handler Told Me

By Chelsea’s Family, Friends and Other Victims

My Rating: 3 Stars

I listened to this book on audio and thought it was the best way to experience it. Told by the authors of each chapter, the listener is able to hear the humor, annoyance and good nature of Chelsea Handler’s friends , family members and coworkers. The book is a compilation of stories told by those who are fortunate or unfortunate enough to be a part of Handler’s life. Her friends, coworkers and family members, in often great and hilarious detail, recount the lies, tricks, shenanigans and downright cruel things Chelsea has done to them over the years.

My favorite chapters include: Zookeeper by Johnny Kansas, Go Lakers by Josh Wolf, E is for Excedrin by Amy Meyer, and the Standards and Practices chapter. All are distinctly different but showcase the humor of Chelsea Handler. The whole book is funny but these were my favorites and most decidedly made me look like a total loon while walking through my neighborhood in the early morning hours, laughing out loud to what appeared to be nothing. I’m certain all my neighbors now refer to me as the strange woman that walks around laughing at nothing.

I should probably say that I’m a big fan of Chelsea Handler. I’ve always found her to be hysterically funny but I recognize she’s not for everyone. Her first book “My Horizontal Life” was given to me as a gift by a good friend and it was incredibly appropriate for her to give me that book at that point as I was in the midst of a long bout of online dating. She said the stories I told about my dating woes could be put into a book and people would love it. I’m not sure about that, but “My Horizontal Life” made me feel like I wasn’t so alone. This book, made me think about how one person can have such a profound affect on others in their life. While this book is meant to be humorous, it’s also a testament to the loyalty Ms. Handler has from those in her life. All of these chapters end on a similar note that says something along the lines of “Chelsea Handler only plays tricks and jokes on those she loves the most.” It was a testament to her character and made me like her even more. I’m excited to read more of her books in the near future. Chelsea and I have been separated for too long. She is an author I definitely need to reconnect with. Maybe you can connect with her humor as I always have. Cheers!

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