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Life Will Be the Death of Me
Life Will Be the Death of Me: . . . and you too! | Chelsea Handler
The funny, sad, super-honest, all-true story of Chelsea Handlers year of self-discoveryfeaturing a nerdily brilliant psychiatrist, a shaman, four Chow Chows, some well-placed security cameras, various family members (living and departed), friends, assistants, and a lot of edibles This will be one of your favorite books of all time.Amy Schumer In a haze of vape smoke on a rare windy night in L.A. 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 shes had enough of the privileged bubble shes lived ina bubble within a bubbleand that its 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-sufficiencylearning 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 activefinding 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, unearths some glittering truths that light up the road ahead. Thrillingly honest, insightful, and deeply, darkly funny, Chelsea Handlers memoir keeps readers laughing, even as it inspires us to look within and ask ourselves what really matters in our own lives. Advance praise for Life Will Be the Death of Me You thought you knew Chelsea Handlerand she thought she knew herselfbut in her new book, she discovers that true progress lies in the direction we havent been.Gloria Steinem I always wondered what it would be like to watch Chelsea Handler in session with her therapist. Now I know.Ellen DeGeneres I love this book not just because it made me laugh or because I learned that I feel the same way about certain people in politics as Chelsea does. I love this book because I feel like I finally really got to know Chelsea Handler after all these years. Thank you for sharing, Chelsea!Tiffany Haddish
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Melwilk
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I have enjoyed all of Chelsea Handler‘s book, and this one was no different in that regard. In every other way, this book was quite different from her others. In this, she takes an honest look at herself. It‘s an interesting journey to follow. If you are looking for the laughs that her other books held, this one doesn‘t provide them. If you want to begin a journey of self-reflection, this may be a good starting point.

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TamTracy
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This was refreshing to read as a therapist who happens to think Chelsea is hilarious. This book is more emotional than her past books (that I‘ve read) as she takes a deep look through therapy into what makes Chelsea herself. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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FairyHighRoad
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This is my favorite Chelsea Handler book to date. It is still humorous, but it has a more serious tone at times. Handler discusses her brother‘s death when she was a child and how that shaped her personality as an adult. And it‘s always nice to know that I‘m not the only one who lost it mentally after the election of Trump. But this quote really stopped me in my tracks because I let so many people determine my mood.

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peaknit
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“I was serious about getting help for my ridiculousness.” Funny listen so far. I have been getting into Enneagrams lately and stumbled on to an episode of her podcast all about them so it was serendipitous.

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Bookzombie
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I have read all but one of Chelsea Handler‘s books and this is probably my favorite. Chelsea deals with more serious issues, like the grief over losing her older brother when she was nine and becoming a more empathetic person. I definitely recommend the audio as you could hear the emotions in her voice. The book is also full of humor. I laughed so hard during the parts about her and her dogs. #nonfiction #nonfiction19

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Bookzombie
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#Summersendreadathon wrap up: I finished the three books I was currently reading (pictured along the bottom). I also finished the tag book on audio and started the book underlined in the photo.

Thank you for hosting a great readathon, @Clwojick ! I‘m sorry I didn‘t get in as much participation the last couple of days.

Clwojick Thanks so much for joining! I‘m glad you were able to get through a handful of books. ♥️ 3mo
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Susannah
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I‘m too prudish to be much of a Chelsea Handler fan, but when I read the synopsis and saw this one recommended, I decided to listen to the audiobook. Though it sounds like an odd combination, her struggle to overcome the anxiety and helplessness she felt about the last US presidential election, her devotion to her animals, and the hard work she does with her therapist to deal with childhood tragedy really resonated with me. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Kappadeemom
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Just finished this one..not as political as I expected, which is good. I‘m tired of politics and wanted some laughs

MicheleinPhilly I was utterly unprepared for how emotional this book made me. 4mo
Kappadeemom @MicheleinPhilly it was different than I expected for sure. 4mo
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Bookjunkie57
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1. My most recent 5 star. I highly recommend the audiobook.
2. Neither. Cheetos are disgusting.
3. Sunrise 🌅
4. Practically I‘d pay off debt but since this is fun I‘d book a trip to somewhere in Europe.
5. Kindergarten. Toys, naps, recess. Why not?

#FriyayIntro @howjessreads

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Bookjunkie57
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I‘ve always thought Chelsea was an open book when it came to her writing but this book take open, honest and vulnerable to new levels for her. This book follows a year of therapy and explores her losses in life. Her personality, the shortcomings that come with that and her need and ability to overcome these challenges.

This book was deeply personal on another level for Chelsea. I admire her for putting it all out there. (Comments)

Bookjunkie57 It‘s not always pretty but I‘m glad to see how open and honest she is about this journey. It has inspired me. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5mo
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Livelovebark
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Starting a new book by the fire on a summer night is exactly where I want to be

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overtheedge
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Chelsea's sense of humor, her left of center outlooks and beliefs, her complete honesty no matter the shitstorm...I couldn't put this down.
I think she is brave to be so candid. Chelsea always follows her heart, this is full of heart, soul, humor and insight.

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Bookjunkie57
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I‘m glad I exceeded my #24B4Monday goal this morning as my mother seems to have taken me hostage.

I stared the attached on my way to mom‘s this morning. I miss Chelsea I haven‘t read in if her books in quite some time.

Andrew65 Oh no! Do we need to send round the #24B4Monday rescue force. 😂 Great time so far. 👍😊 5mo
Bookjunkie57 @Andrew65 😂😂🤣 5mo
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SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime
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This book was much different than her previous books, in that it focuses more on self-reflection, change and adaptation. I absolutely notice a progression in her personality, empathy, and maturity. And honestly, I feel like I've grown in a really similar capacity right along with her. This book still had me laughing out loud but it also tugged on the heartstrings a bit.

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Breanne1
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I‘ve read all of Chelsea‘s memoirs and it was refreshing to see this one go deeper in to what‘s shaped her and how she plans to utilize: Identification, Awareness, Modification.

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BlameJennyJane
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Loved this book! I posted a semi-review earlier this week. Now I‘m just confirming the rest of the book was great too!

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BlameJennyJane
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Confession: I‘ve read Chelsea Handler‘s work before and found her irritating. But I got this anyway after seeing a great review. #blameitonlitsy I am loving this SO much and getting a lot out of it... spiritually, almost... although it‘s not in any way spiritual or religious. Just makes one think.
What makes me love a book is when author recognize their privilege and do something with it! By golly she‘s doing it. ❤️

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Samplergal
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Samplergal
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#MayMadness. #withSTARonCover. ( you didn‘t say what kind of star.....⭐️)

Audiobooking with working on our RV. We are putting a backsplash that are simply big ole stickers. It‘s slow going and lots of profanity but it‘s looking good so far.

We LOVED this book. Not typical for Chelsea ,who I adore for her lack of filter, this is basically Chelsea does therapy. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #MayScavengerHunt

Clwojick 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 great job interpreting that one! That definitely opens up the options 🤔🤔🤔 And I haven‘t scratched that one off yet! 7mo
TheReadingMermaid HA!!! You go girl!!! I was wondering when someone would post something like this 😂😂😂 7mo
wanderinglynn Hahaha! That‘s exactly what I was going to do. 😉🙌🏻 7mo
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Samplergal
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My next audiobook! Love it when library holds that have been on hold for months, finally come in.

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ontheBL
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I recreated(ish) the cover of Chelsea Handler's latest memoir. Beau didn't cooperate as well, and all I had was an apple and an orange. Plus we have opposite colors. Anyways, her book is great.

https://onthebl.org/2019/04/24/life-will-be-the-death-of-me/

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janerzy
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This book is all about what made her how she is, and how she gradually came to the realization of that by working with a therapist - It‘s guaranteed not the Chelsea you thought you knew! And oh, those hilarious stories about her dogs!! #Chelsea #dogfight

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AllenTStClair
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I‘ve read all of Chelsea Handler‘s books and I never fail to laugh uproariously. I laughed loudly at least three dozen times, but unlike her other books, this one also made me nearly cry. Much more mature, self-aware, poignant (and a little dark at times), this book felt like the most accurate representation of Handler as a human, not a “celebrity”. You‘ll laugh out loud, then flip the page, and feel like crying. I love Chelsea more now.

MicheleinPhilly I sobbed reading this. Great review! 8mo
Sarah_Readerton I just finished this too. I loved it so much! This was definitely one of her best. 8mo
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AllenTStClair
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I love Chelsea Handler. I have a free afternoon. So....

Reviewsbylola I can‘t wait to read this! 8mo
AllenTStClair @Reviewsbylola I‘m certain it will be “LOL” funny. 😁 8mo
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britt_brooke
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ In an effort to burst her privileged bubble, Handler, with the aid of her brilliant, unflagging therapist, unearths who she is & why. After suffering a significant loss as a child, her already awkward family shifted. This memoir is a departure from her humorous essays, & while the wit is still there, this is some heavy shit. I appreciate her openness. The way her pieces came together made sense. It‘s never too late to work on yourself.

britt_brooke @vivastory 😆 That‘s my favorite of her titles. 8mo
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BooksTeasAndBookishThings
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#BookMail #BookishMail and I LOVE my Velocireader shirt from @outofprint 😍 Chelsea Handler‘s new book, and my #EastonPress book from #OneHundredGreatestBooksEverWritten ❤️ Aesop‘s Fables.

ephemeralwaltz I love that shirt!! I'm seriously going to look into getting one. 8mo
BooksTeasAndBookishThings @ephemeralwaltz me, too!!! I love dinosaurs 🦕🦖 and when I got the email about these I immediately had to get it! Out of Print 8mo
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MicheleinPhilly
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This is NOT your typical Chelsea Handler book. It is an incredibly raw and moving account of how Chelsea used therapy to work through her grief. Primarily over the loss of her brother when she was 9 but also her mother, her father, her dogs, and the 2016 election. It is still suffused with her trademark humor but it will hit you in the feels. 4🌟 and a whole box of Kleenex.

Cinfhen Wow!!! Wasn‘t expecting a serious side to Chelsea😳I always go to her for guaranteed laughs...not sure I‘m ready for #ChelseaAndKleenex 8mo
Soubhiville It sounds good! Nice review too! 8mo
Megabooks Agree with @Cinfhen , but you have me intrigued! Great review! 8mo
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Reviewsbylola Shit how did I not even know her brother died when she was 9?! 8mo
britt_brooke Nice review! I listened to the audiobook today. 💚 8mo
MicheleinPhilly @Reviewsbylola I knew he died but I knew nothing about the circumstances or how old she was. It was a heartbreaker for sure. 8mo
MicheleinPhilly @Soubhiville @Megabooks @britt_brooke Thanks all! I can‘t imagine how much emotion she had to suppress in order to get through the reading @britt_brooke 8mo
britt_brooke @MicheleinPhilly She narrated through years a few times. Made me cry. This book really surprised me. I loved it! 8mo
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MicheleinPhilly
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This. All of this.

Crazeedi Truth! 💞 8mo
TrishB Yep. Or just give you a quick kick up the back side... 8mo
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batsy True ❤️❤️ 8mo
readordierachel Yes 💕 8mo
tammysue So true ♥️ 8mo
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MicheleinPhilly
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My latest book purchase. I‘ve been feeling mildly “slumpy” this week and needed a pick-me-up. I know her brand of humor is not everyone‘s cup of tea but I have a thing for #badgirls. 😉 #anglophileapril

cathysaid I ❤️ her. Saw her live. Loved her tv show. 8mo
Leftcoastzen She can be out there , but her books make me Lol! 8mo
Suet624 I‘m feeling a bit slumpy too. 🤨 8mo
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MicheleinPhilly @cathysaid I‘m bummed she‘s not on tv regularly anymore. 8mo
MicheleinPhilly @Leftcoastzen I‘ve loved all of them. 8mo
MicheleinPhilly @Suet624 It‘s weird. It‘s only been since Sunday that I haven‘t really felt like reading but of course that feels like a month. Also it‘s the first time so far this year which is a HUGE improvement over last year. And the year before. And the year before. ☺️ 8mo
MicheleinPhilly @vivastory Pretty sure My Horizontal Life was the first e-book I ever purchased. 8mo
Suet624 @MicheleinPhilly Yes, I think mine started on Saturday. And it feels like forever. Partly it‘s because I‘m still stuck in the last book I read. It was non-fiction about a year spent with nomads in Africa and I‘m wondering how they are. 8mo
Mdargusch Love the cover! 8mo
Mdargusch Nonfiction always gets me out of my slump. Especially true crime! 8mo
Reviewsbylola The ultimate bad girl! I didn‘t realize she had a new book coming out! 🙌🏻 8mo
emilyhaldi The Dargusch family LOVES chelsea!!! 🙌🏻 8mo
Cinfhen I love Chelsea! Especially on audio 💕🎧sorry about the slump, but Chelsea should be the perfect fix👍🏻 8mo
MicheleinPhilly @Reviewsbylola @emilyhaldi This book is making me sob. Like big, hiccuping sobs. It is SOOOO different than her previous books. It is heartbreaking. 😭 8mo
emilyhaldi Really?!?! I didn't know she had a more sentimental book! Crazy. Will definitely pick it up 8mo
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