Author: Chelsea Handler
Narrator: Cassandra Campbell
Length: 6 hrs., 14 mins.
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Publisher’s Summary: You’ve either done it or know someone who has: the one-night stand, the familiar outcome of a night spent at a bar, sometimes 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.
©2005 Chelsea Handler; (P)2008 Tantor
Since listening to Chelsea Handler’s most recent audiobook Are You There Vodka, It’s Me Chelsea I’ve been a huge fan. She’s hilarious! I DVR her talk show every night so I never miss an episode and I get plenty of Chelsea, Chuy and the gang at the round-table.
My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands turns out to be just what you thought it was about. Chelsea’s random hookups in her younger days and the hilarity that ensued. It’s a quick, fun listen but not nearly as good as I hoped. Chelsea’s stories were great and I could see her doing the things in her audiobook… climbing through a window, sleeping in a M&M costume and other craziness.
I think the majority of my disappointment in this audiobook was in the narration. Cassandra Campbell gave it her best shot… but it wasn’t Chelsea. Chelsea’s tones and quips make her who she is and someone else voicing the book didn’t do it for me.
This would have been 10x funnier if Chelsea did the job herself. I’m a fan of Cassandra and I’ve listened to her work before. It’s not her fault this didn’t fly with me…
Disclosure: I downloaded this audiobook from Audible.