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My Inappropriate Life

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About The Book

In this hilarious account of her venture into motherhood, New York Times bestselling author and Chelsea Lately writer and star Heather McDonald explains her outrageous attempts to have it all—her way.

Following her laugh-out-loud New York Times bestseller You’ll Never Blue Ball in This Town Again, Chelsea Lately writer and star Heather McDonald moves on from dating to motherhood with this new collection of outrageous essays chronicling her attempt to have it all—her way.

This self-proclaimed “Real Housewife of Woodland Hills” is determined to achieve A-list status (thus expanding her entourage beyond her three school-age children and a househusband who is infuriatingly bad at collecting neighborhood gossip) and to defeat (or at least be accepted by) the mean neighborhood moms who judge her for taking her kids to a stripper pool party in Vegas. It’s a lot to juggle when she’s also battling Chelsea Handler and coworkers for the crudest practical jokes (just ask her about that “free” Vera Wang dress). . . .

About The Author

Photograph by Robert Sebree

Heather McDonald is a full-time writer, performer, and story producer on the E! Channel’s top rated show, Chelsea Lately, and stars in the show’s spin-off, After Lately. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California and lives in San Fernando Valley, California, with her husband, Peter, their two sons, and her stepdaughter. Visit her website at

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atria Books (February 5, 2013)
  • Length: 272 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781451672244

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Raves and Reviews

“While Handler’s stories are mostly about being a single woman, McDonald looks at the perils of being a working mother, which should resonate with a large portion of her readers.”

– Kirkus Reviews

"Her subjects—which include kids, life in the Hills and on-set shenanigans—will appeal most to naughty moms."

– Time Out New York

"As a mom who has been accused of being inappropriate, I just want to say I'm nothing compared to Heather."

– Kris Jenner

“Most moms that you work with come to your desk uninvited and start showing you photos or telling you boring stories about their kids….Not Heather McDonald. Instead she shows me photos of her new pool.”

– Jen Kirkman, author of I Can Barely Take Care of Myself

“I don’t know any other person who can tell me they are 'over trees,' mean it, make me laugh about it, and at the same time make me wonder if perhaps I am, too.”

– Sarah Colonna, author of Life as I Blow It

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