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.
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.
Ellen needs an audience or you need to read this book to yourself. This book is written and delivered like a stand up act but it's got no energy because there is no audience. This book is one of those books you need to read, not have read to you.
Although sometimes a little befuddling, with stories just strange enough to be fiction but not so strange that you can be sure, Ellen's book (a group of essays) is always amusing and sometimes laugh out loud funny. For anyone who enjoys Ellen's comedy, this is definitely worth a listen.