This book seems to have no defined purpose. It jumps from one topic to another, almost like a stand-up routine. There's nothing particularly enlightening or informative about it, but it is entertaining. It's great as an escape, if you don't want to think too much about anything.
Interestingly, I almost feel like it would have been funnier reading it on paper rather than listening to it. Ellen doesn't read it naturally like she would deliver it live, which is odd. I almost feel I would have heard it in my head (while reading) the way she would have delivered it live, and her reading it got in the way of the jokes.
I love Ellen as much as the next person, but I was disappointed with this book. I thought I would get some really funny stories, told in a true Ellen DeGeneres comedic way, but instead the book was preachy and came across as a self help book. I laughed here and there, but became annoyed with hearing about her secrets to a happy life and turned it off.
I believe Ellen is really at her best in this book, it's funny, it's sharp and her narrative is really amazing.
Ellen takes us to a lot of her everyday activities and we find out that she's just a human being living at her fullest just like most of us.
The performance by the author is just what this books needs, it's hilarious without falling into plain comedy.
I spent the whole time listening... laughing.
Simple topics, not funny. Was I supposed to laugh?!
Ellen reads it well, just poor content.
Would get my money back if I could.
I love Ellen, but was disappointed by this book. It was boring, with few laughs and honestly, that's sad because so many of the points she was making were very poignant & important. I'll give one of her other books a try because I really like her, but I doubt I'd recommend this one.