Yes, I would try another book by Ellen Degeneres.
I would have used less inappropriate words.
At times I didn't like how she used inappropriate language.
I enjoyed it but I could not listen to it with my children in the car.
I love Ellen Degeneres but this book does not show off her talent. This should not have been a surprise to me since the reviews were not promising but I thought maybe the reviewers were not true ellen fans. I had to listen for myself. I mean how could ellen not be funny? I laughed out loud for only one chapter. :(
A beginning and an ending with something that make sens in between.
It's like if I had assisted to her brainstorming idea that she got during the time she wanted to write a book without any continuous line...
Ouff... at least 25% of the book would have been cut.
Her TV show is great !!
Yes. Because it is very relaxing and it allows you to take your mind off the things bothering you even if it is just for a while.
When Ellen was pretending to be the dog, cursing at the neighbor next door who is yelling at him to shut up when she is making noise as well.
The character of Ellen in general
It made me snicker a lot
Absolutely lovely. Love her voice as well. :)
Fun read for a road trip! Listened on the way to Oregon form Los Angeles, made the late night driving fun, most definetly kept me awake, laughing.
Ellen's short story telling is light and entertaining
This book made me laugh, hysterically
Did you just ask me if i have any stupid friends?
Write a story rather than attempting a comedy club act.
Everything seemed to be an over-the-top punchline attempt. Not entertaining OR funny.
Most of what I listened to did not seem like "scenes" at all... just a bunch of bad punchlines. The brunch was the only actual "story" I remember.
I got about an hour in, but it was like swallowing glass... so I stopped.
"The Funny Thing Is..." ranks right up there with all of the audiobooks I have listened to. The only drawback, I wished it was material I hadn't seen before. A few of the chapters were word for word the same as a few stand up routines. I guess I don't mind the really funny stuff...which is pretty much the entire book. Never mind, I take it all back.
Tina Fey's Bossypants. Same humor all around.
The Things That Are Bothering Me Today (or something to that effect)....very funny and you are thinking..."Me too!!!" the whole time.
Laugh out loud in the middle of dehydrating slides at work just to have co-scientists look at me probably asking "what the heck is so funny about dehydrating slides?"
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.