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.
The book is all over the place and I lost interest very quickly. I like Ellen but this book just sucks.
I didn't think the book was that funny. I did listen all the way though and the last few chapters were somwhat redeeming. That is why I gave it 2 stars. The Bob Newhart book was much better.
The funny thing is not in this book. I found it annoying and irritating. I have been a fan of Ellen's standup for years, but this was just stupid. Give me Seinfeld or Poundstone or Cho any old day. I couldn't even listen to the whole audiobook, I couldn't wait to turn it off. Sorry Ellen, don't quit your night (stand up) job. Totally disappointing.