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Join writer, comedian, and filmmaker Chelsea Devantez and her friends as they recap and celebrate the memoirs of badass celebrity women. These are ladies we all know and love who have been torn down by tabloids and dissected by social media—all while facing career obstacles, broken relationships, and incredible triumphs. You can read along, or just listen, but either way, you definitely want to join this book club. 

Celebrity Book Club with Chelsea Devantez Stitcher

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    • 4.5 • 870 Ratings

Join writer, comedian, and filmmaker Chelsea Devantez and her friends as they recap and celebrate the memoirs of badass celebrity women. These are ladies we all know and love who have been torn down by tabloids and dissected by social media—all while facing career obstacles, broken relationships, and incredible triumphs. You can read along, or just listen, but either way, you definitely want to join this book club. 

    Rebecca Minkoff's Fearless (with Rebecca Minkoff)

    Rebecca Minkoff's Fearless (with Rebecca Minkoff)

    In this special bonus interview, fashion designer Rebecca Minkoff gives Chelsea the inside scoop on success, staying kind in a cutthroat industry, and knowing when to break a few rules. Minkoff's book, Fearless: The New Rules for Unlocking Creativity, Courage, and Success, is available June 15th. Visit Chelsea's Instagram for pictures and stories from the memoirs featured on the show.

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    • 19 min
    Diane Guerrero's In the Country We Love (with Claudia Restrepo)

    Diane Guerrero's In the Country We Love (with Claudia Restrepo)

    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. Visit Chelsea's Instagram for pictures and stories from the memoirs featured on the show.

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    • 1 hr 24 min
    Interview with a Ghostwriter (with Hilary Liftin)

    Interview with a Ghostwriter (with Hilary Liftin)

    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. Visit Chelsea's Instagram for pictures and stories from the memoirs featured on the show.

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    • 42 min
    Jane Fonda's My Life So Far (with TMomZ)

    Jane Fonda's My Life So Far (with TMomZ)

    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. Visit Chelsea's Instagram for pictures and stories from the memoirs featured on the show.

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    • 1 hr 30 min
    Ask Chelsea Anything (featuring your listener questions!)

    Ask Chelsea Anything (featuring your listener questions!)

    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. Visit Chelsea's Instagram for pictures and stories from the memoirs featured on the show. 

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    • 1 hr 26 min
    Casey Wilson’s The Wreckage of My Presence (with Casey Wilson)

    Casey Wilson’s The Wreckage of My Presence (with Casey Wilson)

    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. Visit Chelsea's Instagram for pictures and stories from the memoirs featured on the show.

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    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
870 Ratings

870 Ratings

JLou044 ,

Not even a guilty pleasure

I found Chelsea late into the pandemic and I didn’t even know how much I needed this podcast. I consume so much serious and concerning news that I really look forward to winding down with this podcast some nights. I love that Chelsea gives us feminist takes and challenges her own and our judgments constantly. She is so entertaining, hilarious, and relatable that even really tough content stays light, yet somehow impactful. All podcasts are not created equal and this one always rises to the top. I’m so sad that I’m almost completely caught up and I’m so grateful for Chelsea’s work, and personality, and vulnerability.

Archiekins666 ,

Feminist boom club

Chelsea is a fantastic host with the best energy. I’ve only read a couple celebrity memoirs but Chelsea’s approach to this topic has really expanded what I thought celebrity memoirs were all about. She’s a careful, thoughtful reader and I really like her insights. The format is chill and Chelsea’s guests all bring something unique to the conversation. So listen already!

Riss+ ,

On the fence

I’ve listed to several book reviews and for the most part they are great and added a couple of books that I want to read for myself. I’m stuck at the Dolly Parton book though. I’ve stopped listening a couple of times because of the broad brush all southerners are painted with by you. I’m was born and raised in California but I’ve been to most of the southern states many times and know plenty of people from there. They aren’t all racist, religious extremists, that hate anyone different from themselves.

I think in past episodes you have done a great job of defining when attitudes and vocabulary used in a book represents a different time with different socially acceptable behavior. However in this episode I would be led to believe that you think the south is a cesspool of ignorance, hatred and bigotry with no redeeming qualities in its people. It’s divisive and untrue language.

While I have loved other episodes and applaud your very active support of women and the struggle to reach a level of celebrity and all they’ve had to overcome, it saddens me to see you do the very thing you seem to fighting against. I will probably try a different episode in the future but am taking a break for now.

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