Chelsea Handler holds nothing back in this collection of essays in her first book My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands.

To say she’s blatantly poignant would be a lie, however there are poignant-moments within her essays that resound within readers. And Chelsea covers topics that are both familiar to the reader and so far out of the reader’s comfort zone that challenge even the most adventuresome of people.

Beginning with her first introductions to sex, walking in on her parents, we earn that at an early age Chelsea is drive and out for money. With the promise of five dollars from her older sister, Chelsea snaps a few polaroids of her parent’s coupling before being chased into the laundry room by her irate father.

The book then turns to her own one night stands, relationships and awkward fumblings, her trademark wit (and a bottle of vidka) shines through.

This memoir may not be for everyone, but if you enjoy a savvy, witty woman who doesn’t hold back, or are looking for a great laugh, this is the book for you.

I got this book from my local library. It’s the second book I’ve read of hers and, my absolute favorite to date.