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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

Celebrity Book Club with Chelsea Devantez Chelsea Devantez

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    • 4.5 • 1.2K Ratings

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

    Tunde Oyeneyin’s Memoir SPEAK (with Amy Aniobi & Grace Edwards)

    Tunde Oyeneyin’s Memoir SPEAK (with Amy Aniobi & Grace Edwards)

    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 

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Brandi Carlile’s Memoir Broken Horses (with EJ Marcus)

    Brandi Carlile’s Memoir Broken Horses (with EJ Marcus)

    *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

    • 13 min
    Sophia Amoruso’s Memoir #GIRLBOSS (with Gaby Dunn)

    Sophia Amoruso’s Memoir #GIRLBOSS (with Gaby Dunn)

    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 

    • 53 min
    Carrie Fisher’s Memoir Wishful Drinking (with Tori Dunlap)

    Carrie Fisher’s Memoir Wishful Drinking (with Tori Dunlap)

    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)

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Holly Madison’s Memoir Down The Rabbit Hole (with Wes Perry)

    Holly Madison’s Memoir Down The Rabbit Hole (with Wes Perry)

    *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
     

    • 17 min
    Melissa Gilbert & Rob Lowe’s Memoirs (with Paul Scheer)

    Melissa Gilbert & Rob Lowe’s Memoirs (with Paul Scheer)

    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 

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

music001 ,

AMAZING

I always was a fan of celebrity memoirs as a genre and pop culture. This podcast is PERFECT. I usually read the books before listening to the pod, but it’s nice if there is a book I don’t want to read to I can just turn to Chelsea.

I never listened to podcasts before I listened to celebrity book club. So thank you, Chelsea, for for not only being my first podcast - but for being THE BEST.

hbsmith11 ,

LOVE

Favorite podcast! Highly recommend- Chelsea is an awesome host and I went back and listened to the entire back catalog because I’m obsessed!

Aquaman2 ,

Love but…

The Alexandra Billings episode is terrible. The guest reviewer just couldn’t help but constantly make it about herself. Alexandra is amazing I didn’t need to constantly hear the guest reviewers history and hear how important she is. I wanted to hear about A’s book. Alexandra deserved better than this.

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