People don’t usually think of copious alcohol consumption and casual sex as habits worth emulating. But Chelsea Handler’s memoir, My Horizontal Life, is filled with reasons to admire the author for being the deviant boozehound that she is. Behind the spectacular, outrageous anecdotes that inform the book’s title is a relatable narrative about trying to “make it” in Hollywood. Handler relays her struggles without sugarcoating, and without apologizing for who she is at any stage. At heart, Handler is a talented, hardworking comedian, and My Horizontal Life is a book that inspires as much as it shocks and intimidates.