Tuesday, January 10, 2012
My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One Night Stands by Chelsea Handler
Synopsis from Amazon:
You've either done it or know someone who has: the one-night stand, the familiar outcome of a night spent at a bar, sometimes the sole payoff for your friend's irritating wedding, or the only relief from a disastrous vacation. Often embarrassing and uncomfortable, occasionally outlandish, but most times just a necessary and irresistible evil, the one-night stand is a social rite as old as sex itself and as common as a bar stool.Enter Chelsea Handler. Gorgeous, sharp, and anything but shy, Chelsea loves men and lots of them. My Horizontal Life chronicles her romp through the different bedrooms of a variety of suitors, a no-holds-barred account of what can happen between a man and a sometimes very intoxicated, outgoing woman during one night of passion. From her short fling with a Vegas stripper to her even shorter dalliance with a well-endowed little person, from her uncomfortable tryst with a cruise ship performer to her misguided rebound with a man who likes to play leather dress-up, Chelsea recalls the highs and lows of her one-night stands with hilarious honesty. Encouraged by her motley collection of friends (aka: her partners in crime) but challenged by her family members (who at times find themselves a surprise part of the encounter), Chelsea hits bottom and bounces back, unafraid to share the gritty details. My Horizontal Life is one guilty pleasure you won't be ashamed to talk about in the morning.
This was a funny read. I nearly laughed out loud as I drove to work (this could be a dangerous thing). It was a nice diversion and a book that didn’t take itself too seriously. Not all the stories were funny to me, but most were. I loved how Chelsea says what’s on her mind. She’s sure not afraid to say how she feels. I would definitely listen to her other books. I probably wouldn’t want a steady diet of these type of books, as Chelsea’s lifestyle is foreign to me, but it was nice for a change of pace.
For reading challenges:
A to Z Reading Challenge
2012 Audio Book Reading Challenge
Disclosure: I borrowed this from my library to listen to for my own enjoyment.