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I am an avid reader, animal lover, devourer of guacamole, storyteller and the author of An Unexpected Obsession, A Dose of Reality, Witch Way, A Coven by Christmas, Love Spells, Summer Solstice (coming soon), Flirting With Death, Flirting With Murder and the rest of the upcoming Assassins Anonymous series. I attended Arizona State University (go Sun Devils!) and make my home in the Valley of the Sun with my husband and three pampered pets. I like to discuss everything funny, sexy, sassy and absurd. But mostly I like to talk about books... and shoes... and outrageously expensive purses... and Chanel sunglasses ...oooh, and anything sparkly... or fluffy! So, come on in and let's chat!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

My Horizontal Life by Chelsea Handler

My Horizontal Life by Chelsea Handler... funny and a little bit sad. I wasn't disappointed with her wit or storytelling and my guess is that her newer books are even better. For all the hype about her promiscuous behavior, I found it ironic that most of the one-night stands either involved a longer term relationship or no sex at all.

In fact, I'm pretty sure that most of my sorority sisters were giving it away on a much more frequent basis than Chelsea did. I was slightly discouraged that some of the encounters didn't quite ring true, but I'm sure she edited and embellished  each tale (or should I say, tail...hahaha) for maximum entertainment value. But the abrupt ending left me hanging and now I have to buy the next book.

I found her approach fresh and real and look forward to seeing how her storytelling has improved with the newer books. Do not buy this book if you are offended by female sexuality, even though the anecdotes are not graphic, those with a more prudish view on the reality of dating in the current century may be offended, as several of her more negative reviews reflect. (I offer this disclaimer because my own book has been compared to porn by a negative reviewer. Upon checking her other reviews and reading list, it was readily apparent that this was a highly religious person who should never have bought a book with the tagline; Sex, Love, Betrayal in the first place.) On the other hand, if you enjoy the irreverent, raw and self-deprecating humor of Chelsea Handler, you will not regret downloading your own copy.

Overall, a highly enjoyable, light read that was easy to set down between chapters and come back to when I had more time. It is not an engrossing memoir, but I don't think it was meant to be either. My Horizontal Life kept me giggling, and occasionally cringing, throughout. Currently only $5.00 on Amazon, it's hard to pass up.

Happy Reading!

**Disclaimer: I am not a professional literary reviewer. I do not know this author and I am not being paid or otherwise compensated for this review. The opinions stated here are mine alone.

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