Friday, July 1, 2011

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52 {Books} in 52: Chelsea Chlesea Bang Bang

Here's another Chelsea Handler book, Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang. This book is funnier and more entertaining than the last book I read, Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea. This book starts off with a bang, no pun intended, with the first chapter called "The Feeling." In this chapter Handler recalls when she first learned the art of self-love (or self-pleasure depending on your preference). Other chapters in her book recount practical jokes (the fake death of Dudley) and the last chapter is even a list of lies or "storytelling" she's told. You laugh throughout the book and you constantly find yourself asking if the stories she's telling are true or if they are just more practical jokes, this time being played on the reader. Handler must know some of the stories are extremes in ridiculousness because this book has pictures in several of the chapters.

Some of Handler's views may be offensive, but you have to appreciate her honesty and her way of presenting certain views in a way that doesn't make you think she is trying to be malignant with her thoughts. She simply has a comical and warped view of the world and it's because of that view that she's even able to get into the situations one finds so entertaining when retold in the book.

Here's what I've read for my 52 {Books} in 52 challenge:

1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
2. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
3. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
4. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
5. Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Moments of Grace by Ayelet Waldman
6. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
7. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
8.  Misery Loves Cabernet by Kim Gruenenfelder
9.  The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
10. Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea by Chelsea Handler
11. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
12. Best Day of Someone Else's Life by Kerry Reichs
13. The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson
14. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Steig Larsson
15. Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
16. The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf
17. Sundays at Tiffany's by James Patterson
18. Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang by Chelsea Handler

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