Saturday Read: Are You There Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea.
[We all get bogged down with the required reading lists handed to us by our over-zealous professors. When we aren't laying in bed with a textbook and 3 highlighters, we are resting our eyes (and brains) with a little TV. No one wants to read any more than they have to.
Not so fast, girls. I am here to show you some books that are totes worth reading when the 347 pages of History/English/Psych reading are finished. Books that will make you laugh, cry, and change the way you think. Good books (which I know is hard to believe when you think of the stuff assigned for class). Stick with me and you will spend a lot less time watching Real World reruns, and a lot more time enjoying books again.]
Chelsea Handler is quite a character. She’s a TV host, stand-up comidienne and author. And if you’ve never heard of her it’s about time that you had.
“Are You There Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea.” is considered a memoir. More accurately, it’s a collection of some of the most hilarious stories from Chelsea’s life, almost like a sneak peek into her diary. But let me warn you, these are not your average diary entries.
A far cry from “Dear Diary, today I met the most wonderful boy,” or “We had tuna casserole for dinner,” each one of Chelsea’s stories is utterly and completely hilarious. I mean, this is a book you do not want to read in public, because you will find yourself laughing out loud and that always gets looks. Not to mention the fact that people will ask what you are laughing at and you’ll have to explain a sitution involving Chelsea breaking out of prison.
And it’s not just the stories that shine; Chelsea is a fantastic storyteller. She writes so cleverly and hooks you right from the beginning. Take my word for it. I managed to polish this one off in two days, reading it in between classes and before I went to bed. You absolutely do not want to put it down; it’s just that good.
Needless to say, I am pleasantly surprised with this one. I was expecting a horribly written, semi funny read, as you usually find with comedians attempting to pen books. However, Chelsea defied my expectations. I loved this book and urge women everywhere to pick it up.