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Join comedian Chelsea Devantez as she and her friends recap and celebrate the memoirs of celebrity women. "The Book Club, dismissed as a feminine, frivolous time to drink wine and gossip is also a radical activity: a rare place where women have long been able to engage with the transformative power of books" - Jess McHugh
 
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*Patron-only Bonus Episode Teaser* To join the community and get access to bonus episodes, click here to become a member of the Celebrity Book Club Patreon Chelsea and Anna Hossnieh (Ethnically Ambiguous) get dramatic with Constance Wu’s brand-new 2022 memoir, Making a Scene. From petty friend fights in middle school, to dating in your 20s, to repr…
 
Chelsea brings back two CBC all-stars for a mens-moir too juicy to ignore! From an early tennis career to whiskey dick to fame and addiction and an exploding colon, Chelsea, Ashley, and Jenni try to get to the bottom of the burning question: WHERE WAS THE BOOK EDITOR?? Get your tickets to the Glamorous Trash Show & Party (in-person in LA & streamin…
 
Chelsea and Alexandra Corti travel back to 2004 to dissect Jenna Jameson’s memoir, How To Make Love Like a Porn Star. From “heartbreaker” butt tattoos to deep childhood trauma to early 2000s feminism and homophobia, Jenna Jameson’s story has layers upon layers! For more book recaps & gentle tea, follow Chelsea on Instagram @chelseadevantez To join …
 
It's a wedding planning episode! First, Chelsea and wedding influencer Caroline Crawford Patterson get matrimonial as they dive into Vera Wang’s wedding guide and talk about their own experiences planning their Very Special Bridal Pageants. Then, Chelsea brings newly-married Producer Kate on the podcast to go over cookie wedding questions from Inst…
 
It’s Wedding Month, cookies! Chelsea's guest this episode is her future husband Yassir Lester and they go on a 90s adventure, recapping talk-show star Jenny Jones’ 1997 memoir My Story. Chelsea and Yassir tell the long ass story of how they met and became a couple and then dive into the book, breaking down the wild and wonderful life Jenny lived be…
 
Sooooo tell me what you want, what you really really want - the details on how the Spice Girls fired their first managers and did a heist? A final answer on how posh Posh Spice really is? Breakdowns of the girls’ pranks on Seal and Courtney Love? We read every Spice Girl’s memoir and have all the tea in this 2-part episode! Part Two of this episode…
 
CAN YOU BELIEVE it's been two years of Celebrity Book Club?? We are about to take our first ever short break, and all it took was Chelsea and Producer Kate both getting married within 30 days of each other. Plus, an update to the Jennette McCurdy episode, and some Emmys stories! See you in a couple weeks with more juicy episodes! For more book reca…
 
Chelsea and Marcella Arguello (Woke Bully, 2 Dope Queens) are blown away by Jennette McCurdy’s brand-new best-selling memoir I’m Glad My Mom Died. This once-in-a-generation memoir tracks Jennette’s experience with her deeply abusive mother —from her childhood in a Mormon hoarder home, to her starring role on iCarly. They discuss best friends, blowj…
 
Chelsea and Alison Rosen (Alison Rosen is Your New Best Friend, Upworthy Weekly) get raw with Priscilla Presley’s 1985 memoir Elvis and Me. This episode addresses many important questions, like: How much karate is too much karate? Does Elvis go down? Is it weird if your fiancé’s ex throws you a bridal shower? Why did Elvis want Nixon to give him a …
 
*Patron-only Bonus Episode Teaser* To join the community and get access to bonus episodes, click here to become a member of the Celebrity Book Club Patreon Chelsea and Elizabeth Laime (A Million Little Things, I’m Sorry) get deep with Minnie Driver’s brand new 2022 memoir, Managing Expectations. Is Minnie Driver secretly the poet of our generation?…
 
Chelsea and June Diane Raphael (How Did This Get Made, Grace & Frankie) get nosy with the noTORIous Tori Spelling’s 2009 memoir. This book has everything you want, and a few things don’t: mother-daughter trauma, bird bite nose jobs, nepotism, relationships with ghosts, and whether having sex on your wedding night is a thing anymore. For more book r…
 
In a Very Special Episode, Chelsea and Alison Leiby (Oh God, a Show About Abortion) recap EVERY ABORTION STORY ever featured on Celebrity Book Club, plus a bunch of never heard before tales. With the repeal of Roe v Wade, shame around abortion is being weaponized once again, and the best way we can combat that is to talk about abortion openly. Tune…
 
Amy Aniobi and Grace Edwards (The Antidote) introduce Chelsea to the inspiring world of Tunde Oyeneyin - Peloton’s star instructor -and her 2022 memoir SPEAK. They dive into almost having multiple reality shows, dealing with professional rejection, surviving overwhelming grief, and making huge life changes. Plus, some dish on a hall of fame bad ex …
 
*Patron-only Bonus Episode Teaser* To join the community and get access to bonus episodes, click here to become a member of the Celebrity Book Club Patreon Chelsea and EJ Marcus (@ejhavingfun), get spiritual over Brandi Carlile’s mesmerizing 2021 memoir. In 5 days Chelsea goes from “who is Brandi Carlile?” to a crying-at-the-concert superfan at her…
 
Chelsea and Gaby Dunn (Bad With Money, Just Between Us) are driven almost entirely out of their minds by Sophia Amoruso’s 2014 memoir. Get ready for a deep dive into mid-2010s white feminism, going from freegan to “the poster child for capitalism”, and what we can learn and do very differently going forward. For more book recaps & gentle tea, follo…
 
Chelsea and Tori Dunlap (The Financial Feminist, Her First $100k) nerd out over Carrie Fisher’s hilarious and poignant 2008 memoir. A new CBC hall-of-fame book, they cover Carrie’s unexpected connections to Elizabeth Taylor, electroshock therapy, George Lucas banning underwear in space, and the joy of meeting a man who bathes you like a dog. For mo…
 
*Patron-only Bonus Episode Teaser* To join the community and get access to bonus episodes, click here to become a member of the Celebrity Book Club Patreon Chelsea and Wes Perry (San Diego Symphony) bravely swim the waters of early 2000s Playboy culture with Holly Madison’s 2015 memoir Down The Rabbit Hole. Come on to our house for the tea on how g…
 
We’ve got another twofer for you! Paul Scheer (How Did This Get Made, Unspooled) read Rob Lowe’s memoir Stories I Only Tell My Friends, and Chelsea read Melissa Gilbert’s Prairie Tale (AND Rob Lowe’s book) and guess what - this couple of 6 years has two very different recollections of their past! Chelsea and Paul sift through the Brat Pack years, H…
 
Chelsea and Laci Mosley (Scam Goddess) go deep on Dynasty queen Diahann Carroll’s 2008 memoir “The Legs are the Last to Go”. There’s SO MUCH to get into here - a 9 year affair with Sidney Poitier, drama on the set of Grey’s Anatomy, whether you should get your car fixed so people think you’re rich, and a much needed workaholic reckoning. Get your l…
 
A mini episode to get us ready for the the 6/12 live show covering ALL THREE Judd’s memoirs! Wynonna Judd, Ashley Judd, and Naomi Judd all have memoir! This family has such a wild, beautiful, and complicated story. This is your little prep for a wild 90s faux-country evening as Chelsea dives into a mother-daughter story for the ages. Get your live …
 
Welcome to the 2nd annual Ask Chelsea Anything episode! This year, we set up a voicemail for Cookie Patrons, and asked for hot takes, questions, and gentle tea. Boy did you deliver! Plus, Chelsea shares another “me-moir” (a lighter one this time). Thank you all for another year of Celebrity Book Club! CBC is LIVE 6/12 at Dynasty Typewriter in LA, a…
 
In the last installment of New Release Month, Chelsea and Ryan Bailey (So Bad It’s Good podcast), recap Selma Blair’s "Mean Baby." This memoir is filled with Joan Didion-esque storytelling, the revelation of her MS diagnosis, Hollywood goss, family wounds, and an exciting new segment: “Boy Muse”! CBC is LIVE 6/12 at Dynasty Typewriter in LA, and li…
 
*Patron-Only Bonus Episode Teaser* For this super-special new release, Chelsea is joined by her future mother-in-law, Vicki Lester, who described this book "as eye-opening and life changing as the bible!" They recap and go deep on Viola’s incredible memoir, including her childhood poverty, the fighting spirit that has defined her life, and her bath…
 
Released mere weeks ago, Molly Shannon’s "Hello Molly!" made Chelsea & Molly Tarlov (Awkward., G.B.F.) BOTH cry multiple times. This memoir joins the Celebrity Book Club hall of fame - from trauma in her childhood, to sneaking on a plane to New York, to the origins of Mary Katherine Gallagher, SNL secrets, and the secret to being outgoing, this boo…
 
Continuing New Book Release Month, Chelsea and Barbie Adler (Arrested Development, How I Met Your Mother), read Jennifer Grey’s brand-new memoir “Out Of The Corner." They discuss Dirty Dancing, a career-ending nose job, and in a shocking twist, Celebrity Book Club discovers a new villain to rival John Mayer. For more book recaps & gentle tea, follo…
 
*Patreon Bonus Episode Teaser* Chelsea and Meg Johns (The Annoyance) go all out on the BBU (Bachelor Book Universe), before diving into Rachel Lindsay’s January 2022 memoir “Miss Me With That”. Be prepared for, as the book’s subtitle accurately says: “hot takes, helpful tidbits, and a few hard truths,” …some that Chris Harrison was not ready to hea…
 
To kick off a very special podcast month of NEW BOOK RELEASE episodes, Chelsea talks with Jessi Klein (Inside Amy Shumer, Big Mouth) about her brand-new, literally-released-today memoir “I’ll Show Myself Out”. Jessi opens up about writing “unlikable” female characters, parenting, the reality of postpartum underwear, and female hair loss. Then, get …
 
Performer and activist Alex Corona joins Chelsea for an equal parts heart-wrenching and resilient trip through Alexandra Billings brand-new memoir. It’s serving drag, a fraught mother-daughter relationship, a beautiful love story, and some advice from her days of waiting tables. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry…..and cry, and cry! For more book recaps & ge…
 
Chelsea and TV writer Tocarra Mallard (The Problem with Jon Stewart) dive into Ricki Lake’s 2012 memoir, Never Say Never: Finding a Life That Fits. Prepare yourself for a surprisingly horny journey through her early success, the media’s obsession with her weight loss, and the bold take that Malibu is the best beach in the world. For more book recap…
 
*Patreon Bonus Episode Teaser* Longtime cookie Roan Curtis (Firefly Lane, The Magicians) joins Chelsea for a deep dive into the - possibly incriminating? - memoir of Erika Jayne of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. From her mysterious childhood to her short-lived career in “show biz”, get ready for some puzzling stances and trauma, trauma, trau…
 
Chelsea and Azie Dungey (Ask A Slave, Girls5eva) laugh and cry over the stories Ronnie Spector tells of her incredible early days with the Ronettes, surviving an abusive marriage to Phil Spector, and her victorious escape and inspiring recovery. For more book recaps & gentle tea, follow Chelsea on Instagram @chelseadevantez To join the community an…
 
In the podcast’s first MENSMOIR, Chelsea chats with Danny Pellegrino (Everything Iconic) about his new book How Do I Un-Remember This?. They reminisce about Chicago comedy and ER trips, how life-ruining the movie Blue Valentine was, and how mad you should get if someone demands you buy a Peloton. For more book recaps & gentle tea, follow Chelsea on…
 
*Patreon Bonus Episode Teaser* Sierra Teller Ornelas (Rutherford Falls) and Chelsea take a little trip back to 2009 (yikes!) to discuss comedy’s evolution, Kathy’s stand-up, celebrity sh*t talking, and the shocking number of Oprah jokes in this memoir. For more book recaps & gentle tea, follow Chelsea on Instagram @chelseadevantez To join the commu…
 
Kara Klenk and Liza Treyger (Thats Messed Up: An SVU Podcast) bravely join Chelsea for a tour of Kirstie Alley’s wild 2012 memoir. They discuss scientology and body image, plus some dressage horse drama, Kirstie’s emotional affairs, and her audition waiting room intimidation tactics. For more book recaps & gentle tea, follow Chelsea on Instagram @c…
 
Celebrity Book Club went LIVE! Casey Balsham (Shady Sh*t) joins Chelsea on stage at Caveat in New York City to discuss all things Brooke Shields. From her Mom-ager to her ex-husband Andre Agassi and his beautiful wig, it’s a wild ride! For more book recaps & gentle tea, follow Chelsea on Instagram @chelseadevantez To join the community and get acce…
 
This week, former SNL Head Writer Anna Drezen comes on to contemplate the many life lessons Dionne Warwick has bestowed upon us in her 2010 memoir My Life, As I See It. Anna tells Chelsea what it was like to work with Dionne on SNL, and they share their own psychic moments in show biz. For more book recaps & gentle tea, follow Chelsea on Instagram …
 
*Patreon Bonus Episode Trailer* Chelsea and guests Tess Barker and Babs Gray (Toxic: The Britney Spears Story) bravely dive into Jamie Lynn Spears' 2022 book "Things I Should Have Said", which they may never recover from. This is an excerpt from a Patreon Bonus Episode. To hear the rest of the episode and get access to future bonus episodes, click …
 
This week, Amber Ruffin (The Amber Ruffin Show, Late Night with Seth Meyers) and her sister Lacey Lamar join Chelsea to share their deeply horrifying (and deeply hilarious) stories of racism, from corporate culture to car dealerships. Visit Chelsea's Instagram for pictures and stories from the memoirs featured on the show. Become a Cookie Patron!…
 
This week, Chelsea bids farewell to 2021 with year-end highlights and a heartfelt and hilarious interview with comedian Gina Yashere (Bob Hearts Abishola, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah) about her memoir, Cack-Handed. Visit Chelsea's Instagram for pictures and stories from the memoirs featured on the show. Join the Cookie Patreon Community! Learn …
 
This week Chelsea and writer Marcos Luevanos (Life in Pieces, Charmed, Love, Victor) dish on Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi's memoir, a book filled with enough juicy details (like her impassioned activism, penchant for dating older men, and modeling woes) to win over even the staunchest non-foodie. For more book recaps & gentle tea, follow Chelsea on …
 
In this special Apple Spotlight crossover, Beth Silvers and Sarah Stewart Holland of the Pantsuit Politics podcast join Chelsea to discuss Huma Abedin's memoir — which they describe as The West Wing meets Bridget Jones's Diary — covering her years working under Hillary Clinton and turbulent marriage to Anthony Weiner. For more book recaps & gentle …
 
Chelsea and *Canadian* writer/director Molly McGlynn (Bless This Mess, Mary Goes Round) untangle Shania Twain's memoir, From This Moment On, a turbulent account of parental loss, questionable pranks, and pop-country superstardom. For more book recaps & gentle tea, follow Chelsea on Instagram @chelseadevantez To join the community and get access to …
 
Chelsea and writer/actress Lydia Caradine cover Gabrielle Union's highly anticipated second memoir, a book packed with even more strength, vulnerability, and Bring it On references than its predecessor. For more book recaps & gentle tea, follow Chelsea on Instagram @chelseadevantez To join the community and get access to bonus episodes, click here …
 
Happy Halloween, Cookies! In this episode Chelsea and horror aficionado Brea Grant (Heroes, After Midnight, Lucky) get creepy with spellbinding tales from the one and only mistress of the dark. For more book recaps & gentle tea, follow Chelsea on Instagram @chelseadevantez To join the community and get access to bonus episodes, click here to become…
 
Chelsea and Melissa Fumero (Brooklyn 99, M.O.D.O.K.) cover T.V. queen Mary Tyler Moore's memoir, After All, a funny and surprising account of the real person behind the woman "who can turn the world on with her smile." For more book recaps & gentle tea, follow Chelsea on Instagram @chelseadevantez To join the community and get access to bonus episo…
 
This week, Chelsea and Sofiya Alexandra (This is Not Happening, 420 Day Fiance, Private Parts Unknown) run away with Golden Girl Rue McClanahan's 2008 memoir, a book packed with enough wit, scandal, and silky negligees to make Blanche Devereaux blush. For more book recaps & gentle tea, follow Chelsea on Instagram @chelseadevantez To join the commun…
 
This week, Chelsea and Albertina Rizzo (The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter) turn back time with Cher's 1998 memoir, a revealing look at what drives this chart-topping diva (mostly sequins and a whole lot of failure). For more book recaps & gentle tea, follow Chelsea on Instagram @chelseadevantez To join the community …
 
Chelsea and Marina Cockenberg (Never Have I Ever, A Little Late with Lilly Singh, CollegeHumor Originals) stumble into the world of global pageants, autotune, and touching-a-famous-painting-level confidence with Priyanka Chopra's memoir, Unfinished. For more book recaps & gentle tea, follow Chelsea on Instagram @chelseadevantez To join the communit…
 
Chelsea and Ariel Dumas (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Second City) study the many lessons of stage and screen with Patti LuPone's memoir, a passionate account of Patti's starring roles, long-held grudges, and the wrecked dressing rooms left in her wake. For more book recaps & gentle tea, follow Chelsea on Instagram @chelseadevantez To join t…
 
In this week's special bonus episode, Chelsea and Cecily Strong (SNL, Ghostbusters, Schmigadoon!) are two comedy gals getting real about depression and cruise ship crew bars while discussing Cecily's new memoir, a portrait of grief during the pandemic's early days. For more book recaps & gentle tea, follow Chelsea on Instagram @chelseadevantez To j…
 
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