Ehhhh....like others, I love Ellen, and got this audiobook for a fun/easy listen on my commute. I did laugh out loud several times, but not often enough. There were some chapters where I just had to wonder what the humor was. I also wish the PDF was available to download since there were several references to it. So, seriously, it was just ok.
I felt as though she was reading a script instead over her own book. It was like someone was trying to "play" Ellen, if that makes sense. I'm used to her talking and telling story in a certain way, more casually, I guess, and that did not come across in her book. It was sort of.... flat. It is funny and silly, but just not as funny as Ellen is when she just talks and interviews.
I love Ellen, I really do, so I was excited to download this book. I was mostly disappointed. Ellen is hysterical, you can't help but laugh at the way she tells a story. The problem I have with the book is she goes too far off track with her tangents. Sometimes its hard to follow where she takes the audience. If you love Ellen- this is a must have book, if you're looking for a well written book, keep looking.
I thought Ellen DeGeneres was an intelligent woman. Based on this book, not so! Either that, or she didn't read what a ghost writer penned on her behalf. Useless and not of interest. Avoid.
I enjoyed the book, but not as much as I expected. I rarely laughed out loud, if at all. I wonder if I would have enjoyed it more if I were reading it instead of listening to it. I love Ellen and her stories are funny and enjoyable. She read this book herself and did a wonderful job. There was just something missing, that I can't describe. It's not a great value because it is pretty short. I did listen to it in short spurts, as is my norm, during my quick trips around town. I think I prefer to listen to fiction and read biographies.
Well as I was listening I was not sure was it meant to be funny or is it because it was an audiable. I love Ellen and she makes me laugh and smile. But the audio book did not come across as I thought. But I do love Ellen.
I thought Ellen is funny and looked forward to this audiobook. It is terrible. She may be a comedian, but she is no author. Her jokes were weak, lame, and infantile. Take "chapter 29": she sits there insulting our intelligence by making sounds, somewhat like a 5 year old does when he finds a tape recorder. Another comedian (Steve Martin) wrote an autobiography and succeeded. She doesnt. She doesn't even entertain. This book demands of me to review my prior conceptions (mis-) of this comedian. Save yourself the money!
I'm a huge fan of Ellen's sweet humor and I enjoyed getting away from the world's problems for a few hours while listening to this book. It sure helps to have the actual author as narrator.