Life Will Be the Death of Me

Life Will Be the Death of Me

And You, Too!

eBook - 2019 | First edition
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The comedian shares her year-long journey to escape her privilege bubble, a time of change that included therapy, self-reflection, and finding her voice as an advocate for change.
"In a haze of vape smoke on a rare windy night in LA in the fall of 2016, Chelsea Handler daydreams about what life will be like with a woman in the White House. And then, Donald Trump happens. In a torpor of despair, she decides that she's had enough of the privileged bubble she's lived in--a bubble within a bubble--and that it's time to make some changes, both in her personal life and in the world at large. At home, she embarks on a 'Year of Self-Sufficiency'--learning how to work the remote, how to pick up dog shit, where to find the toaster. She meets her match in an earnest, brainy psychiatrist and enters into therapy, prepared to do the heavy lifting required to look within and make sense of a childhood marked by love and loss and to figure out why people are afraid of her. She becomes politically active--finding her voice as an advocate for change, having difficult conversations, and energizing her base. In the process, she develops a healthy fixation on Special Counsel Robert Mueller and, through unflinching self-reflection and psychological excavation, she unearths some glittering truths that light up the road ahead. This is a thrillingly honest, insightful, and deeply, darkly funny memoir that is the perfect read for this moment in time"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Spiegel & Grau, [2019]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780525511786
0525511784
Branch Call Number: AXIS 360
Characteristics: 1 online resource (239 pages, 16 unnumbered pages) : color illustrations
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May 12, 2019

As a huge fan of Chelsea Handler it's a treat to watch her grow. She's not just smart, but confident, assured, funny as hell, daring, and... well, the list goes on and on. I don't just admire her and adore her, I might hope to be her. This book takes you on a different path than her previous ones but it's a path of exploration and understanding herself. It's a compelling journey and the reader well understands what formed her just as she does, in laying it out in this book. I consumed this book at a rapid pace and can't wait to see what Chelsea Handler does next.

debwalker Apr 18, 2019

Never heard of her, but this is #1 on the NYT bestseller list.

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