Celebrity Book Club with Chelsea Devantez

By Chelsea Devantez

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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

Episode Date
Constance Wu’s Memoir Making A Scene (with Anna Hossnieh)
13:06

*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 representation in Hollywood, Constance gives us an intimate look at her experience. 

 

Tickets to the Glamorous Trash show & party 

For more book recaps & gentle tea, follow Chelsea on Instagram @chelseadevantez

Nov 25, 2022
Matthew Perry’s Memoir Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing (with Ashley Nicole Black & Jenni Konner)
01:39:08

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 & streaming) HERE - 12/1/22

 

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 a member of the Celebrity Book Club Patreon 

Nov 18, 2022
Jenna Jameson’s Memoir How To Make Love Like a Porn Star (with Alexandra Corti)
57:56

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 the community and get access to all the bonus episodes, become a member of the Celebrity Book Club Patreon 

Nov 04, 2022
The Planning a Wedding Episode! (w/ Caroline Crawford, Producer Kate, and cookie questions)
01:10:23

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 Instagram! If you’ve been following the dress drama and the centerpiece saga on IG, this episode is for you!

 

For more wedding stuff, book recaps & gentle tea, follow Chelsea on Instagram @chelseadevantez

 

To join the community and get access to bonus episodes like the upcoming Wedding Recap, become a member of the Celebrity Book Club Patreon 

 

 

Oct 28, 2022
Jenny Jones’ Memoir My Story (with Yassir Lester)
01:34:03

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 before getting her talk show, plus all the drama of what became "The Jenny Jones Murder." 

 

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 a member of the Celebrity Book Club Patreon 

Oct 21, 2022
ALL THE SPICE GIRLS MEMOIRS (with Caroline Moss, Georgia Mischak, and Danielle Perez)
01:13:38

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 is available for Patrons only, click here to become a member of the Celebrity Book Club Patreon and listen to Part 2 (plus all our other bonus episodes!)

 

For more book recaps & gentle tea, follow Chelsea on Instagram @chelseadevantez

Oct 14, 2022
Podcast Updates and Emmys Stories!
15:30
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 recaps & gentle tea, follow Chelsea on Instagram @chelseadevantez

To join the community and get access to bonus episodes, click here to become a member of the Celebrity Book Club Patreon 

Sep 23, 2022
Jennette McCurdy’s Memoir I’m Glad My Mom Died (with Marcella Arguello)
01:18:42

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, blowjob queens, and finally going to therapy. Don’t miss this episode and definitely don’t miss this book!

 

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 a member of the Celebrity Book Club Patreon 

Sep 16, 2022
Priscilla Presley’s Memoir Elvis and Me (with Alison Rosen)
01:06:43

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 federal narcotics badge? Elvis… is a chode? 

 

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 a member of the Celebrity Book Club Patreon 

Sep 02, 2022
Minnie Driver’s Memoir Managing Expectations (with Elizabeth Laime)
13:14

*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?? Listen in to hear the prose of the century discussing whether you should wear a hat to auditions, whether or not Matt Damon was clear about breaking up, and how to save your house from a fire.  

 

For more book recaps & gentle tea, follow Chelsea on Instagram @chelseadevantez

Aug 26, 2022
Tori Spelling’s Memoir sTORI Telling (with June Diane Raphael)
01:21:47

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 recaps & gentle tea, follow Chelsea on Instagram @chelseadevantez

 

To join the community and get access to bonus episodes, click here to become a member of the Celebrity Book Club Patreon 

Aug 19, 2022
Celebrity Abortion Stories (with Alison Leiby)
01:24:52

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 in to hear stories from Gabrielle Union, Uma Thurman, Whoopie Goldberg, Chelsea Handler, Sally Field, Stevie Nicks, Viola Davis, and many more.

 

For more book recaps & gentle tea, follow Chelsea on Instagram @chelseadevantez

 

To join the community and get access to bonus episodes, subscribe to Celebrity Book Club on Patreon 

Aug 16, 2022
Tunde Oyeneyin’s Memoir SPEAK (with Amy Aniobi & Grace Edwards)
01:13:55

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 boyfriend! 

 

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 a member of the Celebrity Book Club Patreon 

Aug 05, 2022
Brandi Carlile’s Memoir Broken Horses (with EJ Marcus)
13:06

*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 LA concert. Prepare for revelations of forgiveness, Christian folk music lesbians, proposing naked, and an absolutely breathtaking Grammys story. 

 

For more book recaps & gentle tea, follow Chelsea on Instagram @chelseadevantez

Jul 29, 2022
Sophia Amoruso’s Memoir #GIRLBOSS (with Gaby Dunn)
53:57

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, follow Chelsea on Instagram @chelseadevantez

 

To join the community and get access to bonus episodes, click here to become a member of the Celebrity Book Club Patreon 

Jul 15, 2022
Carrie Fisher’s Memoir Wishful Drinking (with Tori Dunlap)
01:03:50

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 more book recaps & gentle tea, follow Chelsea on Instagram @chelseadevantez

 

To join the community and get access to bonus episodes, click here to become a member of the Celebrity Book Club Patreon 

 

Red Letter Media Star Wars Prequel Review (Ok after watching this again it doesn't hold up comedically and is extremely 2012, so maybe don't watch it, consider this your trigger warning)

Jul 01, 2022
Holly Madison’s Memoir Down The Rabbit Hole (with Wes Perry)
17:49

*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 gross the Playboy Mansion really was, the unhinged financial arrangements in place for Hef’s “girlfriends”, and- the real jaw-dropper of the episode - Hugh Hefner’s unexpected hobby. 

 

For more book recaps & gentle tea, follow Chelsea on Instagram @chelseadevantez

 

Jun 24, 2022
Melissa Gilbert & Rob Lowe’s Memoirs (with Paul Scheer)
54:23

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, Hollywood cameos, and the art of not talking about a sex tape. 

 

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 a member of the Celebrity Book Club Patreon 

Jun 20, 2022
Diahann Carroll’s Memoir “The Legs Are the Last to Go” (with Laci Mosley)
01:13:33

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 live show & livestream tickets here for 6/12! 

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 a member of the Celebrity Book Club Patreon 

Jun 10, 2022
The Judds Mini-sode
15:09

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 show & livestream tickets here

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 a member of the Celebrity Book Club Patreon 

Jun 03, 2022
Cookie Call-In Episode + Me-moir
57:28

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, and livestreamed!  TICKETS

 

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 a member of the Celebrity Book Club Patreon 

Jun 01, 2022
Selma Blair's Memoir "Mean Baby" (with Ryan Bailey)
01:27:42

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 livestreamed!  TICKETS

 

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 a member of the Celebrity Book Club Patreon 

May 24, 2022
Viola Davis's Memoir "Finding Me" (with Mother-in-Law Vicki Lester)
16:44

*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-based marriage success story. Don’t worry, there’s still plenty of time for updates on The Purse - and a very exciting announcement! 

To join the community and get access to bonus episodes, click here to become a member of the Celebrity Book Club Patreon 

CBC Live is 6/12 at Dynasty Typewriter in LA, and livestreamed!  TICKETS

For more book recaps & gentle tea, follow Chelsea on Instagram @chelseadevantez

 

May 14, 2022
Molly Shannon's Memoir "Hello Molly!" (with Molly Tarlov)
01:23:39

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 book is peppered with advice that’s…dare we say it…actually helpful??

 

CBC Live is 6/12 at Dynasty Typewriter in LA, and livestreamed!  TICKETS

 

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 a member of the Celebrity Book Club Patreon 

May 06, 2022
Jennifer Grey's Memoir "Out of the Corner" (with Barbie Adler)
01:18:24

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, follow Chelsea on Instagram @chelseadevantez

 

To join the community and get access to bonus episodes, click here to become a member of the Celebrity Book Club Patreon 

May 03, 2022
Rachel Lindsay's Memoir "Miss Me With That" (with Meg Johns)
17:40

*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 hear. 

 

To join the community and get access to bonus episodes, click here to become a member of the Celebrity Book Club Patreon 

 

For more book recaps & gentle tea, follow Chelsea on Instagram @chelseadevantez

Apr 29, 2022
Jessi Klein's Memoir "I'll Show Myself Out" (with Jessi Klein)
56:44

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 ready to pick a side in the Great Harry Styles Debate! 

 

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 a member of the Celebrity Book Club Patreon 

Apr 26, 2022
Alexandra Billings' Memoir "This Time For Me" (with Alex Corona)
01:24:42

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 & gentle tea, follow Chelsea on Instagram @chelseadevantez

 

To join the community and get access to bonus episodes, click here to become a member of the Celebrity Book Club Patreon 

Apr 15, 2022
Ricki Lake's Memoir Never Say Never (with Tocarra Mallard)
01:19:38

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 recaps & gentle tea, follow Chelsea on Instagram @chelseadevantez

 

To join the community and get access to bonus episodes, click here to become a member of the Celebrity Book Club Patreon 

 

Apr 01, 2022
Erika Jayne's Memoir "Pretty Mess" (with Roan Curtis)
12:56

*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, trauma. 

To join the community and get access to full bonus episodes, click here to become a member of the Celebrity Book Club Patreon 

For more book recaps & gentle tea, follow Chelsea on Instagram @chelseadevantez

Mar 25, 2022
Ronnie Spector's Memoir "Be My Baby" (with Azie Dungey)
01:29:37

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 and get access to bonus episodes, click here to become a member of the Celebrity Book Club Patreon 

Mar 18, 2022
Danny Pellegrino's How Do I Un-Remember This? (with Danny Pellegrino)
53:00

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 Instagram @chelseadevantez

To join the community and get access to bonus episodes, click here to become a member of the Celebrity Book Club Patreon 

 

Mar 04, 2022
Kathy Griffin's Official Book Club Selection (with Sierra Teller Ornelas)
16:34

*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 community and get access to bonus episodes, click here to become a member of the Celebrity Book Club Patreon 

Mar 01, 2022
Kirstie Alley's The Art of Men (with Kara Klenk and Liza Treyger)
01:16:16

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 @chelseadevantez

To join the community and get access to bonus episodes, click here to become a member of the Celebrity Book Club Patreon 

Feb 25, 2022
Brooke Shields' There Was a Little Girl (with Casey Balsham) LIVE!
01:00:17

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 access to bonus episodes (and early access to future live show tickets!), click here and become a member of the Celebrity Book Club Patreon 

Feb 18, 2022
Dionne Warwick's My Life, As I See It (with Anna Drezen)
01:04:50
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 @chelseadevantez

 

To join the community and get access to bonus episodes, click here to become a member of the Celebrity Book Club Patreon 

Feb 11, 2022
Jamie Lynn Spears' Things I Should Have Said (with Tess Barker and Babs Gray)
13:32

*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 here to become a member of the Patreon

For more book recaps & gentle tea, follow Chelsea on Instagram @chelseadevantez

 

Feb 02, 2022
You'll Never Believe What Happened to Lacey: Crazy Stories about Racism (with Amber Ruffin and Lacey Lamar)
50:38
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.

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Jan 14, 2022
Happy New Year from Celebrity Book Club (with Gina Yashere)
46:16
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.

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Dec 31, 2021
Padma Lakshmi's Love, Loss, and What We Ate (with Marcos Luevanos)
01:28:43
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 Instagram @chelseadevantez

To join the community and get access to bonus episodes, click here to become a member of the Celebrity Book Club Patreon

Dec 17, 2021
Huma Abedin's Both/And: A Life in Many Worlds (with Pantsuit Politics)
01:28:04
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 tea, follow Chelsea on Instagram @chelseadevantez

To get access to future bonus episodes, click here to become a member of the Patreon 

Dec 03, 2021
Shania Twain's From This Moment On (with Molly McGlynn)
01:31:37
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 bonus episodes, click here to become a member of the Celebrity Book Club Patreon

Nov 19, 2021
Gabrielle Union's You Got Anything Stronger? (with Lydia Caradine)
01:04:43
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 to become a member of the Celebrity Book Club Patreon

Nov 05, 2021
Elvira's Yours Cruelly (with Brea Grant)
01:08:19
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 a member of the Celebrity Book Club Patreon

Oct 29, 2021
Mary Tyler Moore's After All (with Melissa Fumero)
01:09:05
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 episodes, click here to become a member of the Celebrity Book Club Patreon

Oct 22, 2021
Rue McClanahan's My First Five Husbands ... and the Ones Who Got Away (with Sofiya Alexandra)
01:16:37
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.

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Oct 08, 2021
Cher's The First Time (with Albertina Rizzo)
01:10:13
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).

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Sep 24, 2021
Priyanka Chopra's Unfinished (with Marina Cockenberg)
01:19:45
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.

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Sep 10, 2021
Patti LuPone: A Memoir (with Ariel Dumas)
01:22:29
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.

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Aug 27, 2021
Cecily Strong's This Will All Be Over Soon (with Cecily Strong)
51:00
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.

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Aug 20, 2021
Rosie Perez's Handbook for an Unpredictable Life (with Erin Dewey Lennox)
01:33:46
This week, Chelsea and writer Erin Dewey Lennox (Academy Awards, Game On, MTV's Ridiculousness) get down with Rosie Perez's memoir — a book that proves just how far a resilient spirit can carry you (and that sometimes good things DO happen in nightclubs)!

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Aug 13, 2021
Margaret Cho's I'm the One That I Want (with Margaret Cho and Joy Osmanski)
59:41
In this recording of Celebrity Book Club's first-ever live show, Chelsea, Joy Osmanski (Grey's Anatomy, Stargirl, Samantha Who?), and special guest Margaret Cho (Drop Dead Diva, 30 Rock, All-American Girl) dive into the Asian-American Hollywood experience and the importance of making your opinion matter most.

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Aug 06, 2021
Julie Andrews's Home (with Anne Libera)
01:00:42
Chelsea and Anne Libera (Second City, comedy professor) get cozy with Julie Andrews's account of her childhood and early years in the theater. The book reads a bit like a fairytale: shiny cottagecore exterior with trauma lurking just below the surface.

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Jul 30, 2021
Sinéad O'Connor's Rememberings (with Kenzie Elizabeth)
01:25:37
Chelsea and Kenzie Elizabeth (Easy, Bless This Mess) unpack the vulnerability and volatility of Sinéad O'Connor's new memoir — including why she says the famous moment that nearly ended her career actually set her back on the right path.

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Jul 16, 2021
Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins's A Sick Life (with Blair Socci)
01:22:03
Chelsea and comedian Blair Socci (Comedy Central, Blair’s Lair) discover what set TLC apart from other girl groups of their era (spoiler: it involves bats), and how Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins balanced a debilitating illness with global superstardom.

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Jul 02, 2021
Liz Phair's Horror Stories (with Katie Rich)
01:13:52
Chelsea and Katie Rich (SNL, Second City, Our Cartoon President) tour the world of flannel, Fenders, and faux feminism with musician Liz Phair's memoir, Horror Stories.

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Jun 18, 2021
Diane Guerrero's In the Country We Love (with Claudia Restrepo)
01:24:05
Chelsea and Claudia Restrepo (Your Daily Horoscope, Pero Like, Vida) unearth the threads of loneliness, heartbreak, and resilience common to the teenage and immigrant experience with Diane Guerrero's eye-opening memoir, In the Country We Love.

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Jun 04, 2021
Interview with a Ghostwriter (with Hilary Liftin)
42:26
In this special bonus episode, Chelsea interviews ghostwriter to the stars Hilary Liftin on deadlines, divas, and why helping a celeb share their story is a bit like being a therapist.

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May 21, 2021
Jane Fonda's My Life So Far (with TMomZ)
01:30:14
This week, Chelsea has a very special guest on the podcast: her mom, affectionately known as TMomZ! Listen as they explore the life and loves of Jane Fonda through the memoir that ignited Chelsea's passion for the genre.

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May 14, 2021
Ask Chelsea Anything (featuring your listener questions!)
01:26:04
In this episode, we hear from you, the Cookies (celebrity + bookies), as Chelsea answers your most burning questions. Plus, a special Me-moir segment from the Head Cookie herself.

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May 07, 2021
Casey Wilson’s The Wreckage of My Presence (with Casey Wilson)
01:08:33
In this special (and nearly spoiler free!) episode, Chelsea welcomes actress Casey Wilson (Happy Endings, Bitch Sesh, The Hotwives) on to discuss her new memoir, The Wreckage of My Presence, an ode to theater geeks, wacky families, and finding your inner voice. The Wreckage of My Presence is available everywhere May 4th.

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Apr 30, 2021
Sharon Stone’s The Beauty of Living Twice (with Jenni Konner)
01:31:10
Chelsea and Jenni Konner (Girls, Camping, Single Drunk Female) explore the many hot takes in Sharon Stone's 2021 memoir, discovering how the Oscar-nominated actress survived a devastating stroke and Hollywood before #MeToo.

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Apr 23, 2021
Jenifer Lewis’s The Mother of Black Hollywood (with Madison Shepard)
01:10:53
Chelsea and Madison Shepard (Single Drunk Female, Wow Rude Podcas‪t‬) dive into Jenifer Lewis's The Mother of Black Hollywood, a memoir filled with hilarity, mental health awareness, and oh-so '70s seduction techniques.

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Apr 16, 2021
Sally Field’s In Pieces (with Danielle Schneider)
01:22:43
This week, Chelsea and Danielle Schneider (Bitch Sesh, The Hotwives, Black Monday) read Sally Field’s In Pieces, a memoir and master class in acting, healing, and growing past the need to be universally liked.

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Apr 09, 2021
Mackenzie Phillips's High On Arrival (with Tami Sagher)
01:36:46
Chelsea and writer Tami Sagher (How I Met Your Mother, Orange Is the New Black, Shrill) examine how the One Day at a Time star found her path and learned to forgive the darkest parts of a rock and roll fantasy upbringing.

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Mar 26, 2021
Dolly Parton's Dolly: My Life and Other Unfinished Business (with Joanna Quraishi)
01:31:20
Chelsea and writer Joanna Quraishi (The Big Show Show, Weird Loners, Head of the Class) unpack the creativity and contradictions of Dolly Parton, from her legendary songwriting and underrated comedic genius to her absolute refusal to give up on her dreams.

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Mar 19, 2021
Cicely Tyson's Just as I Am (with Hayley Marie Norman)
01:30:18
Chelsea and Hayley Marie Norman (Adam Ruins Everything, Top Five, Deal or No Deal) honor the trailblazing life and career of acting legend Cicely Tyson with the memoir she wrote at age 96, titled Just as I Am.

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Mar 05, 2021
Kim Cattrall's Being a Girl and Satisfaction (with Kulap Vilaysack)
01:16:49
Chelsea and Kulap Vilaysack (Bajillion Dollar Propertie$, Who Charted?, Add to Cart) turn to Sex and the City's Samantha Jones for tips on fashion, female pleasure, and surviving high school.

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Feb 26, 2021
Gabrielle Union's We're Going to Need More Wine (with Rashawn Scott)
01:26:27
Chelsea and Rashawn Scott (Second City, Empire, Southside) dive into one of Chelsea's all-time favorite memoirs, Gabrielle Union's We're Going to Need More Wine. Come for behind-the-scenes stories from your favorite teen movies and stay for all the heartache and humor in between.

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Feb 19, 2021
The Divorce Memoirs of Loni Anderson and Burt Reynolds (with Rob Anderson)
01:35:15
In this special Valentine's Day episode, Chelsea and TikTok star Rob Anderson get to the bottom of one of Hollywood's most contentious divorces through the competing memoirs of Loni Anderson (My Life in High Heels) and Burt Reynolds (My Life, But Enough about Me).

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Feb 12, 2021
Carly Simon's Boys in the Trees (with Leighton Meester)
01:43:53
This week, Chelsea and Leighton Meester (Gossip Girl, Single Parents) learn what it takes to survive love, live for your art, and maintain an enviable little black book with Carly Simon's memoir, Boys in the Trees.

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Feb 05, 2021
Celine Dion's My Story, My Dream (with Stephanie Beatriz)
01:25:48
Chelsea and Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn 99, In the Heights) uncover the makings of a true — and truly unique — diva with Celine Dion's memoir, My Story, My Dream.

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Jan 29, 2021
Sheila E.'s The Beat of My Own Drum (with Caissie St. Onge)
01:15:08
This week, Chelsea and Caissie St. Onge (Busy Philipps is Doing Her Best, Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, Best Week Ever) tackle the glamorous life of Sheila E., from backing bands to born again and all the lessons in between.

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Jan 22, 2021
Drew Barrymore's Little Girl Lost (with Emily V. Gordon)
01:24:51
This week, Chelsea and Emily V. Gordon (The Big Sick, Little America, Staying In with Emily and Kumail) dissect the pain of growing up too fast and the power of reclaiming your story with Drew Barrymore's first memoir, Little Girl Lost.

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Jan 15, 2021
Delta Burke's Delta Style: Eve Wasn't a Size 6 and Neither Am I (with Akilah Green)
01:16:00
Chelsea and writer Akilah Green (A Black Lady Sketch Show, Black Monday, Perfect Harmony) chart actress Delta Burke's journey from pageant stage to the set of Designing Women, revealing the road to self-acceptance is sometimes paved with tiaras, tabloid gossip, and peplum shirts.

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Jan 08, 2021
Jennifer Lopez's True Love (with Niccole Thurman)
01:04:52
Chelsea and Niccole Thurman (Indebted, A Black Lady Sketch Show, Shrill) get real about change, heartache, and healing with Jennifer Lopez's memoir, True Love. For more book recaps & gentle tea, follow Chelsea on Instagram @chelseadevantez
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Dec 18, 2020
Tina Turner's My Love Story (with Taylor Howard)
01:18:28
This week, Chelsea and Taylor Howard discuss Tina Turner's memoir, titled My Love Story, which draws from seven decades of love and loss in the iconic singer's life.

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Dec 11, 2020
Gabourey Sidibe's This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare (with Aeysha Carr)
01:42:50
This week, Chelsea and Aeysha Carr (Woke, Rel, Brooklyn 99) discuss the many gems in Gabourey Sidibe's hilarious and touching memoir — including the power of declaring yourself a winner. Plus, a surprise visit from Gabourey herself!

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Dec 04, 2020
Leah Remini's Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology (with Taylor Cox)
01:05:57
This week, Chelsea and writer Taylor Cox (Miracle Workers, Single Parents, Abby's) celebrate troublemakers everywhere by diving into Leah Remini's journey through — and eventual escape from — the wild world of Scientology.

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Nov 20, 2020
Mariah Carey's The Meaning of Mariah (with Lydia Popovich)
01:20:01
The Mariah episode is finally here! Chelsea and comedian Lydia Popovich take us through Mariah's many highs and lows while appreciating her "propensity for extraness."

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Nov 13, 2020
Demi Moore's Inside Out (with Sierra Teller Ornelas)
01:17:11
Chelsea and Sierra Teller Ornelas (Brooklyn 99, Happy Endings, Superstore) discuss Demi Moore's incredible survival story Inside Out. Hear why this book is Chelsea's favorite memoir!

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Nov 06, 2020
Jessica Simpson's Open Book (with Ashley Nicole Black)
01:20:22
Join Chelsea Devantez as she recaps one of the most surprising celebrity memoirs of all-time, Jessica Simpson's Open Book, with real-life BFF Ashley Nicole Black (HBO's Black Lady Sketch Show).

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Oct 28, 2020
Introducing Celebrity Book Club (and the first book we're reading!)
02:15

Host Chelsea Denvantez invites listeners to join her Celebrity Book Club and shares the first memoir to be featured!

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Sep 28, 2020