My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands
My Horizontal Life A Collection of One-Night Stands Author:Chelsea Handler In this raucous collection of true-life stories, actress and comedian Chelsea Handler recounts her time spent in the social trenches with that wild, strange, irresistible, and often gratifying beast: the one-night stand. — You've either done it or know someone who has: the one-night stand, the familiar outcome of a night spent at a bar, somet... more »imes 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.« less
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Helpful Score: 20
Oh my goodness, this is flat out the funniest thing I've ever read. Usually I don't so much as crack a smile when I read something funny, but this book had me laughing so hard I was crying--- my husband came in from the other room to find out what was wrong! Get your hands on this book and then save it for a day when you really need a pick-me-up.
There is one thing that all memoirs should have... redemption. Or at least be so funny that it doesn't matter. This fell so far from the mark of being a good memoir. It was just - sad. I would have loved to see her end up in rehab and maybe married to someone with no sexually transmitted diseases. It was like *giggle* a story *giggle* about this *giggle* little girl *giggle* in this grown up *giggle* body - that drank entirely too much (and *giggle* thought it was funny), would find the nearest guy and go screw - maybe if his penis wasn't too big or small or whatever other problems the author seemed to have. It wasn't even that funny. What a piece of junk. Don't waste your time or money on this one.
This book has a Wishlist here at PBS of over 500. So many people are going to be disappointed. I am human so I like sex just like the rest of the world. But the heavy drinking, use of esctasy, and actual Lack of sex in this book was disappointing. This is not some steamy blow by blow memoirs, but just a bunch of dumb stories about a lot of people she actually didnt connect with. It wasnt funny enough, although as some parts I did laugh. It was just sad about all the drugs,lying to men, booze and one night stands. She didnt learn anything or change. Go read a better memoir.
Well, it's no Tucker Max. I did enjoy the book, I can't lie. It's a quick and easy read. Unfortunately, unlike Tucker Max, I only laughed out loud maybe 3 or 4 times. So while it was good I spent more time wondering if she really had as much sex as she says because it seems like she passed out a lot more than actually did anyhing with the guys!
You will enjoy it, but read this first, before Tucker Max and then you won't be comparing it to him the whole time.
Read this book wanting something lighthearted, naughty and funny. This book was downright nasty and kind of depressing. I guess it was just too much for me. The "escapades" were not really funny. I found this to be over the top raunchy and it kind of disgusted me. Sorry Chelsea.