Monday, January 16, 2012
Book Report: Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me
Back when I posted about Mindy Kaling's Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns), I listed some of Kaling's alternate book titles, one of which was, "So, You've Just Finished Chelsea Handler's Book, Now What?" Now that I've read both of them, back to back, I can in good conscience say that Kaling penned the far funnier memoir. Now, I realize this isn't completely fair because Handler didn't write this book pe se (and I did so enjoy Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea). Even so, I prefer Kaling's style. Her benign but trenchant humor makes Handler come off as a menace. A generous menace mind you, but a menace nonetheless.
Apples and oranges, people. Apples and oranges.