Oh what, you're surprised I finally have a book review on my book blog?
I'm motivated to review this mostly because I'm going to see her on May 2 so I thought I'd better brush up on what stories she'll be telling. I've read all of Chelsea Handler's books and look forward to watching
Chuy's her show whenever I can stay up that late.
I give Uganda Be Kidding Me 5 stars. 5 stars as in, "Uganda read this book."
Why? Because she's frickin' hilarious and random and witty.
And there's just something sadistically funny about someone tearing their ACL on a Swiss ski mountain.
From Goodreads: Wherever Chelsea Handler travels, one thing is certain: she always ends up in the land of the ridiculous. Now, in this uproarious collection, she sneaks her sharp wit through airport security and delivers her most absurd and hilarious stories ever.
If you need a good laugh, or inspiration that will get you outta town and on an air plane, Uganda read this book.
Her safari trip to South Africa takes the cake for the funniest trip but her ski vacation had me laughing out loud too.
The icing on the cake was that I was reading about Chelsea Handler drinking and taking Xanax on an airplane while I myself was drinking and taking Xanax on an airplane so I pretty much felt like Chelsea herself. And what more could you ask for, really?
The best thing I took away from reading Uganda Be Kidding Me was that A) I need to go on a Safari like, yesterday. B) Australian accents will always be hot and C) Money can't buy happiness, but it can certainly buy you trips around the world with your favorite people and that sounds pretty damn happy to me.
At the end of the book, Chelsea shares travel tips and ends with: "Go for it. Go where ever you can afford to go with whomever you can get to go with you."
She also shared a beautiful photo of herself as a little girl, along with an anecdote about her mother that showed a softer, sentimental side of her that I always knew was there underneath the hilarious self deprecation and drunken shenanigans. She's one of those characters that has so much to give because she's not just one-dimensional. I doubt she'll run out of material anytime soon.
I also was inspired to drink more Bloody Marys, Mimosas and Margaritas after reading this book, which I honestly didn't think was possible, since I pretty much think about drinking them all day. So thanks for that, Chels.