Are You There, Vodka. It's Me, Chelsea

Version: Unabridged
Author: Chelsea Handler
Narrator: Chelsea Handler
Genres: Biography & Memoir, Comedy, Essays & Memoirs, Arts & Entertainment
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Published In: April 2008
# of Units: 6 CDs
Length: 6 hours
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Welcome to Chelsea Handler's world—a place where absurdity reigns supreme and a quick wit is the best line of defense.

When Chelsea Handler needs to get a few things off her chest, she appeals to a higher power—vodka. Seems reasonable, when considering that she discovered her boyfriend was having an affair with a Peekapoo and she had to pretend to be honeymooning with her father in order to upgrade to first class.

In this highly entertaining, deliciously skewed collection, Chelsea mines her past for stories about her family, relationships, and career that are at once singular and ridiculous. Whether she’s convincing her third-grade class that she has been chosen to play Goldie Hawn’s daughter in the sequel to Private Benjamin, deciding to be more egalitarian by dating a redhead, or looking out for a foulmouthed, rum-swilling little person who looks just like her...only smaller, Chelsea has a knack for getting herself into the most outrageous situations. Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea showcases the candor and irresistible turns of phrase that have made her one of the freshest voices in comedy today.

Reviews (43)

Written by Courtney B on September 10th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 1/5

Fine until she got to the president part then I quit listening.


Written by Krista D on August 23rd, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I loved listening to this book! If you enjoy raw and vulgar humor and you pick up on sarcasm then you will enjoy this book. If you are offended easily then avoid this book like the plague! Thank you Chelsea Handler for being the sick and twisted person you are and for sharing your life and experiences!

Are you There, Vodka? It\'s Me, Chelsea

Written by Jessica Luna on October 26th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 2/5

I don\'t know why this book exists. It wasn\'t funny and it was just retelling of anecdotal situations that aren\'t all that funny.

Written by Cari Anderson on May 10th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 5/5

For all of the bad reviewers who don't like sarcastic books about drinking and escapades WHY would you buy a book with Vodka in the title? For everyone that hasn't read it, if you have a sense of humor, don't take life too seriously and are not looking for a great work of literature, but want to be entertained and laugh a lot, I highly recommend!

Waste of time

Written by Anonymous on April 14th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 1/5

Somewhere in my late teens, I stopped finding humor in my own or others' drunken behavior. I have never found promiscuity amusing or admirable. I get irony, the wry humor in self deprecation...but this book went back before theend of the second CD.

Written by Nicole Smith on April 7th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I'm a huge Chelsea groupie! Love everything she has written, made. This book is freaking hilarious. I listen to it in my car and laugh my ass off.

Written by Jennifer Peltier on November 14th, 2015

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I loved almost every minute of this book! Regardless to how crazy I looked driving down the road hysterically laughing, while being the only one in the car!!

Written by Amy Jorgensen on December 5th, 2014

  • Book Rating: 5/5

she is fantastic! Funny, smart, interesting: my new favorite author.

Written by Greg Meadows on September 10th, 2014

  • Book Rating: 1/5

This book is pure crap. No good This book is pure crap. No good

Amazingly Hilarious

Written by Julsden on July 27th, 2014

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I thought this was one of the funniest audio books I have heard. The fact that Chelsea narrated made it even better. I highly recommend!

Author Details

Author Details

Handler, Chelsea

Handler was born in the suburban town of Livingston, New Jersey in the USA.[3] The youngest of six children, she was raised Jewish by her Mormon mother, Rita, and Jewish father, Seymour.

Handler is a stand-up comedian who has made multiple appearances across America. She was also a regular on the Oxygen Network series Girls Behaving Badly. She has appeared on many shows, including Weekends at the D.L., The Bernie Mac Show and The Practice. She is a regular commentator on E! and Scarborough Country as well as a correspondent on The Tonight Show and has been a guest on Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld and The View. Chelsea Handler also appears in her own late night talk show on E! titled Chelsea Lately. Chelsea was a co-host on The View on August 2, 2007 and again on September 5, 2008.

Handler has authored two books on the New York Times Best Seller List. Handler wrote My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands (ISBN 1582346186 ) as her memoir. Handler also wrote Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea (ISBN 0061173398), a collection of humorous essays. Are You There Vodka hit the NYTimes non-fiction best seller list on May 11, 2008[4] and has already had a print run of 250,000.[5]

In 2007, Handler performed with the Hour Stand-Up Comedy Tour across the U.S.. Her stand-up has been televised on Vh1's Love Lounge, Comedy Central's Premium Blend, and HBO's broadcast of the Aspen Comedy Festival. Chelsea Handler was the host of the highly anticipated Fox show "On The Lot." The show, produced by Steven Spielberg and Mark Burnett, is a competition for aspiring filmmakers who are vying for a chance at stardom. She was replaced after one episode by former Robin & Company entertainment anchor, Adrianna Costa.

In July 2007, Handler began starring on her own half an hour late-night comedy series on E! titled Chelsea Lately. This series places Handler against a slew of male-dominated talk shows, taking both a female approach and adding a considerable amount of sarcasm to the format. On the show's 100th episode, Chelsea revealed to viewers that E! had picked up Chelsea Lately for another 150 episodes.[6]

Since 2007, Handler has appeared in the Internet based program In The Motherhood with Leah Remini and (since January 2008) Jenny McCarthy. The comedic series is about moms, by moms and for moms. On September 8th, 2008, it was announced ABC would be turning In The Motherhood into a series starring Handler, Megan Mullaly, and Cheryl Hines.[1]

Chelsea has confirmed she is dating Ted Harbert, who, as the CEO of Comcast Entertainment Group, oversees E! Entertainment Television.[7] A common speculation is that Handler got her show on the E! Network as a result of dating the CEO, but this rumor was debunked when Harbert says he met Handler at a wrap party for her show, which had already begun production. On the January 29, 2008 episode of Chelsea Lately, she claimed that she was asked to do season six of the hit television series Dancing with the Stars but declined.