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Seriously...I'm Kidding

by Ellen DeGeneres

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This book is a series of essays in which Ellen makes all the comments that I have thought about things - and many that I haven't. It was a great book to take to read in the car during a road trip - I found myself reading much of it out loud to my husband while he was driving. It was a funny read - a great way to pass the time! ( )
  peggy.short | Oct 24, 2014 |
Seriously... I'm Kidding
Ellen DeGeners is known for her positive outlook and hilarious personality, but her latest book Seriously... I'm Kidding still manages to surprise you. The book is insightful, sarcastic and sometimes a little ridiculous, too. It's a comedians autobiography. DeGeners manages to take you on a ride of her life's events between her last book and now- and she hooks you in. You're not reading about some woman who wrote a book about herself. You're reading about some woman who was tricked into writing a book about herself- or so she claims.
From her first love to her latest, and her voice acting roles to her talk show, Ellen seems to have never lived a boring day in her life. Her book, like her, follows no regulations either, so if you love to be surprised and amused, you'll find a great read with this paperback.
The book, as mentioned above, is a sort of biography, but it's constantly jumping between side stitches and pure confusion. It makes you forget that you're prying into another persons life. ANd thank goodness you are, because Seriously... I'm Kidding makes you regret some of the opportunities you've missed, and gets you ready for the ones that are coming.
Since the book covers just about any ordinary topic, relating to it is easy. The jokes are all aimed for an audience much like the Grip readers. Put down your Twilight, loose your Macbeth because DeGeners has won this round.
Despite its story-like component, the chances of you disliking Ellen's work are one in a million. The next time you're in a bookstore, look for the book and read the reviews. Seriously. ( )
  PracticallyPerfect | Sep 30, 2014 |
I listened to the audio version of this book, which was read by Ellen Degeneres, and added all the right intonations to the material. It was light, humorous, cute and typical of Ellen's humor. Anyone who likes Ellen's humor would like this book. ( )
  gaylebutz | Jul 19, 2014 |
Reading this book is a little bit like watching Ellen on television; she writes, about anything and everything. I read this book and heard her voice. The book is somewhat funny -- chuckle funny -- more so in some places than others. I would describe the nature / tone of the book as 'frivolous drivel' -- but in a good and enjoyable way. She takes a no holds barred approach in the subjects she talks about, and I enjoyed the honest and unsanctimonious wit. It is a light and fun read. ( )
  MomsterBookworm | Jul 14, 2014 |
I LOVE Ellen!!! I'm just going to give her an "A" for effort and because she is such a positive role model, well, I am NOT going to critique this book with negativity. Ellen's intent for this book, I believe, was to spread humor and an added touch of positive reinforcement. So, yeah. I'm going to go with that. Did I say that I LOVE Ellen?! I AM one of her biggest fans!!! ( )
  MaryEvelynLS | Jun 1, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0446585025, Hardcover)

I've experienced a lot the last few years and I have a lot to share. So I hope that you'll take a moment to sit back, relax and enjoy the words I've put together for you in this book. I think you'll find I've left no stone unturned, no door unopened, no window unbroken, no rug unvacuumed, no ivories untickled. What I'm saying is, let us begin, shall we?

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The stand-up comedian, television host, best-selling author and actress candidly discusses her personal life, her professional career and describes what it was like to become a judge on American Idol.

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