Monday, June 08, 2009

Hardcover vs. Paperback 32

Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea by Chelsea Handler

Hardcover

Paperback

Borders.com:

When Chelsea Handler needs to get a few things off her chest, she appeals to a higher power -- vodka. You would too if you found out that your boyfriend was having an affair with a Peekapoo or if you had to pretend to be honeymooning with your father in order to upgrade to first class. Welcome to Chelsea's world -- a place where absurdity reigns supreme and a quick wit is the best line of defense. In this hilarious, deliciously skewed collection, Chelsea mines her past for stories about her family, relationships, and career that are at once singular and ridiculous. Whether she's convincing her third-grade class that she has been tapped to play Goldie Hawn's daughter in the sequel to Private Benjamin, deciding to be more egalitarian by dating a redhead, or looking out for a foulmouthed, rum-swilling little person who looks just like her...only smaller, Chelsea has a knack for getting herself into the most outrageous situations. Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea showcases the candor and irresistible turns of phrase that have made her one of the freshest voices in comedy today.

Paperback, definitely (I think that's actually the back of the hardcover as well, right?). It works so much better with the title and the title of the book it's spoofing. When I first saw it I thought it was hilarious! My one problem, Chelsea looks a bit older on it, she just doesn't look as good, bad lighting or something. I really like how it appears that she's in the same setting in both, so they are different but not polar opposites.

Hardcover or Paperback?

18 comments:

  1. Paperback definitely. I like both, but you're right, the paperback cover fits the book much better.

    I think the reason she may look older is perhaps because of the more serious expression on the paperback? *shrugs*

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  2. The paperback does seem to fit the description of the book more.

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  3. Definitely paperback for me too! Suits the title a lot better, and I prefer not to have the sombrero-man! :P

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  4. Paperback for me too. :P The waiter/butler guy in the hardcover kind of creeps me out.

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  5. Hardcover definitely. Chuy's not even on the paperback cover! Chuy's gotta be in it he's super duper! haha I love Chelsey Lately she's hilarious.

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  6. I like the hardcover better. She just looks so old in the paperback version. I guess they had a small budget for airbrushing?

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  7. I hate both of them ehehe

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  8. Ha! I love the paperback version. I also think she's pretty hilarious. I definitely need to pick up this book.

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  9. Both are really cute and funny, but I have to go with hardcover! I like the butler guy!

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  10. Hardcover definitely! It's just not my type of Chelsea Handler book without Chuy.

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  11. i prefer paperback...i like the picture better and i hate hardcover books, but i already bought this book awhile ago..i wish i knew it was coming out in paperback i would of waited..dammit lol

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  12. Paperback! I definitely like the way she's holding the glass with her eyes tilted upwards. I do like Chuy on the hardcover, but the paperback pose is better.

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  13. Argh, I'm split. I don't know which I prefer. I pick both this week :D

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  14. I saw this for the first time yesterday!

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  15. I'm in the hardcover camp on this one.

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  16. Paperback - it fits the title/spoof perfectly. The hardcover just looks like an ad for her show - which is hysterical. I can't wait to get to this book

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  17. I have to go with the hardcover because the paperback just looks like she's about to have a sun stroke.

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  18. I gotta say Hardback, My lil' Nugget Chuy is on it!!! I have to have my Nugget

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