No, I felt that it was forced. As if she was paid to write a book and now she had to come up with material. I found myself struggling to finish listening to it, which is not at all what I expected since I typically enjoy Ellen based on her talk show.
Perhaps I thought this would be a memoir or a series of actual anecdotes from her life, but instead it was just jokes that she would perform on a stand-up stage. I didn't find myself laughing at most of them, if not any. I typically enjoy Ellen Degeneres and look forward to seeing her show, but this book just did not do it for me.
I love Ellen and this book is a riot! She is so funny without using expletives or being nasty. Very refreshing.
Sorry, Ellen, I LOVE you - but, seriously, I believe this time could've been better spent doing almost ANYTHING else! Anyone who has watched the daily talk show - as I have/do - has already heard most of this material - for FREE! Comedienne - entrepreneur - pet advocate - loving, caring, friend, companion, boss. All are fitting descriptions of Ellen Degeneres. But, author? ... eh ... not so much.
Narrated by? ... sure! Written by? ... Umm ... maybe not.
a good effort but much improvement in her last book
parts of it...it's
Ellen is great. This book was written earlier in her career.
Several sections are directly from her stand-up show... And while funny, her timing is MUCH better when she is not reading. Not going to lie, was a little disappointed with this one.
After enjoying Sarah Silverman's and Tina Fey's books on long drives with my wife, I took a chance on Ellen's book since my wife is a fan. I couldn't bear it. And my wife didn't argue when I asked if we could turn it off.
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Normally I'm a fan of Ellen but I just didn't get it. I tried listening all the way through but I fell asleep like three time, so I never got through it... Don't waist your credit on this book!
I don't know about this one, I thought Ellen would be hilarious and I found myself more distracted and upset by her negative outlook on life. Maybe I've been spoiled with the likes of Tina Fey's recent book, but this didn't even come close to being entertaining. I was disappointed, thought I would hear more out of such a well known celebrity figure.
I was looking forward to this book because I think Ellen is really funny but this was just lame. It rambled and just wasn't funny. I listened to the whole book but wish I had not spent the 3 hours it took.
But what a waste of money. It would be more satisfying to dine on cotton candy alone for a month. Too bad.