Here are some of the page-count inflating techniques on display in Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang:
- half-page half-tone snapshots
- a purported multi-page e-mail* thread between Handler and her siblings
- a purported multi-page letter of complaint from a tenant of her father’s rental property
- whining (in multiple chapters) about the need to write another “stupid book.”
Otherwise it was sometimes amusing and often offensive. And of course it’s been solidly lodged in the bestseller lists since its release.
* I live in Boston.
needs more demons? here’s what’s needed: if I show signs of reading another one of these, I need somebody to stage an intervention.