Monday, April 13, 2015

Uganda Be Kidding Me (audiobook) by Chelsea Handler - Paul's Review

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Title: Uganda Be Kidding Me
Author: Chelsea Handler
Year Published: 2015

Narrator: Chelsea Handler and friends
Audiobook Length: 5 hours 14 minutes

Synopsis: 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.

On safari in Africa, it's anyone's guess as to what's more dangerous: the wildlife or Chelsea. But whether she's fumbling the seduction of a guide by not knowing where tigers live (Asia, duh) or wearing a bathrobe into the bush because her clothes stopped fitting seven margaritas ago, she's always game for the next misadventure.

The situation gets down and dirty as she defiles a kayak in the Bahamas, and outright sweaty as she escapes from a German hospital on crutches. When things get truly scary, like finding herself stuck next to a passenger with bad breath, she knows she can rely on her family to make matters even worse. Thank goodness she has the devoted Chunk by her side-except for the time she loses him in Telluride.

Complete with answers to the most frequently asked traveler's questions, hot travel trips, and travel etiquette, none of which should be believed, UGANDA BE KIDDING ME has Chelsea taking on the world, one laugh-out-loud incident at a time. 


Review: If you're familiar with Chelsea Handler, you know exactly what to expect. Unlike her earlier books, Chelsea's well-deserved celebrity is at the front and center of this book. The book follows a few of Chelsea's ridiculously crazy vacation stories from Africa to the Bahamas. Her inability to function as a lone human being is at the forefront of this book. Her reliance on others makes for many of the jokes. 

Listening to this audiobook at work, I found myself stifling many laughs although a few ear-to-ear smiles definitely escaped. I love when comediennes read their own audiobooks. Chelsea even imitates accents and the voices of her friends. My life has been missing some Chelsea handler in it since her show ended so this audiobook filled that void. 

I give this audiobook a 4/5. I highly recommend it to fans of Chelsea Handler. If you're not as familiar with her, you'll still find a lot of laughs in this book. 


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