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Editorial Reviews

Editors Select, February 2013 - Heather McDonald is hilarious. And whenever I make that statement it’s usually followed up by, “Who is Heather McDonald?” Anyone who watches E!’s Chelsea Lately will instantly recognize her as Chelsea’s brunette sidekick who often appears on the show’s 3-person round table of stand-up comedians. Heather is also one of the show’s writers and producers – and I categorize her talent to be on par with the Chelsea’s, Tina’s and Amy’s of the funny-woman world. As soon as I got my hands on the My Inappropriate Life manuscript I devoured it over the course of a weekend – and although it highlights Heather’s life as a wife and mother, I found my single, child-less self-concealing my laughter for all to hear in the subway car those two days. Each chapter is its own self-contained incident – perfect for “nuggetized” listening in short spurts. With chapters titled “Craigslisting for Family Pool Parties,” “The Real Housewives of Woodland Hills” and “One Nipple Out the Door” it’s hard to not get pulled into Heather’s totally relatable yet out of this world whirlwind charm. Her narration is icing on the cake. —Jessica, Audible Editor
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Publisher's Summary

In her hilarious New York Times best seller You’ll Never Blue Ball in This Town Again, Heather McDonald recounted her adventures as an unwilling virgin in Hollywood. Now happily married with three wonderful kids, she shows that life as a grown-up - even a pretend grown-up - has its challenges. Heather’s a working mom with parents who live next door, a sister who keeps asking for one of her still-fertile eggs, and friends who are up to more hijinks than even Heather can handle.
This self-proclaimed "Real Housewife of Woodland Hills" is determined to achieve A-list status (thus expanding her entourage beyond her three school-aged children and a house-husband who is infuriatingly bad at collecting neighborhood gossip) and defeat (or at least be accepted by) the mean neighborhood moms who judge her for taking her kids to a stripper pool party in Vegas. It’s a lot to juggle when she’s also battling her Chelsea Lately coworkers for the crudest and most elaborate practical jokes (don’t ask her about that "free" Vera Wang dress).
Just as laugh-out-loud funny and irreverent in her storytelling as she is on camera as Chelsea Handler’s partner-in-crime, in My Inappropriate Life Heather recounts her misadventures with a disarming candor all her own.
©2013 Heather McDonald (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"Most moms that you work with come to your desk uninvited and start showing you photos or telling you boring stories about their kids.... Not Heather McDonald. Instead she shows me photos of her new pool." (Jen Kirkman, author of I Can Barely Take Care of Myself)
"I don’t know any other person who can tell me they are ‘over trees’, mean it, make me laugh about it, and at the same time make me wonder if perhaps I am, too." (Sarah Colonna, author of Life as I Blow It)
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Customer Reviews

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3 out of 5 stars
By Edward on 03-13-13

Very hard to listen to!

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Yes, don't have the author read the book. She sounds awful, pauses at weird places and makes the book hard to listen to. She sounds like she has a cold.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Some of the stories of her childhood were interesting--those about her children were less interesting.

What didn’t you like about Heather McDonald’s performance?

She is very nasal in her talk, stops at odd times and has a very monotone performance. It was almost as if she were doing standup comedy and was waiting for the punchline to hit. She isn't and it was distracting.

What else would you have wanted to know about Heather McDonald’s life?

Nothing. I feel kind of dirty that I know entirely too much about her excrement habits.

Any additional comments?

I am not sure I can even finish this audio book. It was definitely a waste of money.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

3 out of 5 stars
By melanie on 04-24-13


Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I did recommended it to a friend who reminds me of Heather.

What didn’t you like about Heather McDonald’s performance?

The sound of her voice

Was My Inappropriate Life worth the listening time?


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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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