Chelsea Handler Finds Creative Way to Read Books

Chelsea Handler wants people to pick up a book and get creative during these long months hunkered down in quarantine.

And on Thursday the comedian revisited her COVID-19 lockdown staple and stripped down naked, with only three books in hand, as part of her #GetLitWithChelsea book club.

For this go-around, Handler flashed a whole lot of skin while standing outside on the deck of home, amidst a winter wonderland full of fresh new snow.

In one photo, Handler stared up towards the sky, completely naked, with a big beaming smile on her face and a book on each of her breasts and groin region.

To play up a skiing theme, she wore ski boots with a helmet and googles.

Do you like to keep warm with a good book? Do you like to have fun with reading? I do,’ the Chelsea Lately star, 45, asked in the caption before revealing her three new book recommendations.

‘If you do too, here are a few books I love that I think you might enjoy too: Less by @asgreer, Black Girl, Call Home by @poetjasminemans, and The German War by #NicholasStargardt #GetLitWithChelsea.’

Using the hashtag #GetLitWithChelsea, the best-selling author has been making literary recommendations on Instagram to promote reading as the perfect self-isolating diversion.

In addition to the risque photos, each post includes a video of her book reviews.

Books have long been a passion for Handler, who’s written six books of her own that have made the New York Times Best Seller List, five of which have hit the number one spot.

Her first book — My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One-Night Stands (2005) — describes the variety of sexual encounters she has experienced throughout her life.

She also has a collection of funny essays — You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea (2008); non-fiction works Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang (2010), Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me (2011) and Uganda Be Kidding Me (2014); and most recently her memoir Life Will Be the Death of Me (2019).

Handler remembers going with her mother every week to the public library during summers when she was a kid.

‘We would always get five or 10 books and we would read them in a week,’ she revealed in an interview with USA Today.

And it turns out the New Jersey native still reads several books at a time.

‘I could do it when I was 8, I could certainly do it now,’ she explained.

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