Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 224 pages, 3.25 × 2.17 × 0.26 in
Published: May 20, 2005
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1582346186
ISBN - 13: 9781582346182
About the Book
In this raucous collection of true-life stories, actress and comedian Handler recounts her time spent in the social trenches with that wild, strange, irresistible, and often gratifying beast: the one-night stand.
From the Publisher
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, 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.
About the Author
Chelsea Handler was born in Livingston, New Jersey, and has toured
doing stand-up. Now settled in Los Angeles, she is one of the stars
on Oxygen's Girls Behaving Badly and has guest-starred on
programs such as Spy TV, My Wife and Kids,
The Bernie Mac Show and The Practice. Her
stand-up will soon be televised on VH1's Love Lounge,
Comedy Central's Premium Blend and HBO's broadcast of the
Aspen Comedy Festival.
In a word: hilarious. In two: absolutely hilarious. These are some of the funniest stories I have ever read and they''''re also some of the most unexpectedly heartfelt." -- Laura Zigman, author of Animal Husbandry, Dating Big Bird, and Her