Uganda Read Chelsea Handler's Book: A Review

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. 


  1. I've been wondering if this book is worth the read! i need to check it out.

  2. I haven't read any of her books but have been wondering if they are good. I think I might try them now!

  3. I read her first book and, surprisingly, I found her to be really soft and sentimental within her writing versus her TV persona.

    1. P.S. I know it's kind of a newbie blogger thing but I nominated your for a Liebster Award. Remember those? Well, I was nominated and I felt like I went through a little blog attitude make over, I was okay to receive a new one. Plus I was in the mood to answer random questions and offer random facts. So if you're up for answering questions, come on over!

  4. I'm so excited to read this book. I have a credit with Amazon right now, so this will be happening ASAP.

  5. I just discovered your blog and I absolutely love it!

  6. I've been hearing so many great things about this book and I loved her other one that I read, My Horizontal Life. I've GOT to add this one to my list too!

  7. I love Chelsea Handler so much! This is definitely on my to-read list!

  8. Lol, I will have to read this. I have never read anything my Chelsea and I really should!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

  9. I'm reading this right now. Currently on the part where she's mistaken the elephant footprints for those of a cheetah LOL she's hilarious!

  10. I read this in about 2.5-3 hours one day. Absolutely hysterical!! I was able to go to her local book signing and then to her show here in Chicago - her shows are pretty vulgar, much more so than she is in her books or on tv! But it was a hilarious time and I can't wait to go see her again!! Have so much fun!!

  11. I've only read one of her other books. She is FUNNY! I need to go get this =)

  12. Sounds like one that I need to pick up! Great review :)


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