Review: Uganda Be Kidding Me by Chelsea Handler

Chelsea Handler is back with a new book filled with laugh-out-loud travel stories. Rating: 4/5

*This is book #10/28 for my 2014 book challenge. You can take a look at the reading challenge here.

uganda be kidding me by chelsea handler

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.

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.

I love Chelsea Handler. I’ve always loved Chelsea and I always will. I relate to her on many levels – I love to drink, I am distrustful of those that do not like to drink, and I embarrass myself on the regular. I think my family is a pack of psychos (we are) and I do not ever want to have children. Ever. So when I read Chelsea’s books, I feel like they’re that much more funny because I feel like her crazy stories could happen to me. I laughed out loud throughout many parts of this book. Through her stories about shitting herself on the beach to getting lost at a ski resort. There’s not really anything else to say. The stories were hysterical, and a little all over the place. It’s a very quick read.

Now, you all know how nit-picky I can be. I bought the Target version of this book, which is probably not that difference except there’s a note from Chelsea inside it thanking us for buying it at Target. However, I am 98.7% positive that this version was never read by an editor. There are moments where entire paragraphs are copy/pasted with just one or two words changed. So many typos. And these are typos that make sense for a first draft of a book. Write a paragraph, not sure if it would sound better with a word or two changed, so copy/paste it. Decide later. Sometimes when writing you’ll write the second words in front of the first word. It happens, but these things are never supposed to make it to publication. So while they drove my crazy, I really couldn’t stay mad at the errors because it was just so like Chelsea and her team to let this go.

Overall, not my favorite Chelsea book, but still great. I sent so many pictures to my friend that she finally was like “OKAY I’M GOING TO READ IT!” That is what you call a success, my friends.

Rating: 4 star book review

If you’re interested in reading my GoodReads updates from this book you can do so here. I must say, they’re quite entertaining. It will tell you exactly what I was thinking on certain pages.

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