I'm a high school English teacher, partner, mom, daughter, sister, and adventurer.
I always enjoy hearing books read by the author and this is no exception.
This audiobook was surprisingly short. Much of the material was redundant with Ellen's stand up comedy - particularly her HBO show.
Ellen's reading of the book was good, but actually not as emotive as her standup. It almost felt like it was something on her "to do" list rather than something she was inspired to do.
Nope, no extreme emotion. A few smiles and maybe 1 or 2 out loud laughs, but I was expecting more.
Maybe. I Love Ellen. But this in my opinion is not Ellen at her best.
It is a great listen if you want a good laugh and also has some fun little life lessons thrown into the mix.
The realness of it. No sugar coating here.
Ellen is a true story teller, and her fun outlook on life shines through.
All the rambling which is about 90% of what I could bare listening to. Which is up to Chapter 12, after her favorite Chapter number
I enjoyed her shows, her jokes, but there are way too much rambling and not getting to any point. It feel more like it's a chore for her to write this book. Feels like my book report in primary school, just keep writing because I have to fulfil a certain number of words.
I've been a fan of Ellen's writing since picking up her first book "My Point... And I Do Have One" back in high school. She's funny, witty, relatable and honest. Plus, she's optimistic and positive.
This book combines her random thought conversation style and throws in bits and pieces from her own life. I think her willingness to be honest and share things from her experience is one of the main reasons she connects so well with her readers/audience. Another reason is that even though she is relentless in encouraging people to be positive, look for the joys in life and appreciate every day, she never comes across as pushy or preachy.
I laughed a lot while reading this, and when I was done, I felt really good about my life and how lucky I am for what I have. I recommend you read this book. I think you'll be glad you did.
She has nothing to say.It really looks like she wrote this book just because she had too or somebody made her.I really like her and I think she is a great comedian but this book doesn't say anything, 3 hours of small talk.I think the title was brilliant but nothing else.
I was hoping for an insight into her thinking and life. Instead, it is a rambling wandering comedic monologue...for three hours. I am fighting to get through it.
Write another book that is NOT a comedic monologue. We can watch her show for that.
I read this while I was on a road trip and I have to say that I absolutely LOVED it! I love Ellen, but this audible book was absolutely hilarious. I can't really say there was much of a story, just a bunch of chapters on various subjects. I don't know how she did it, but I felt like I never stopped laughing.
Ellen connects to her audience as if they were listening to her live. I thought her performance was great.
I love to read... love to listen while I walk my dog, Sally Jo.
Don't download this unless you want to listen all about the wonderful things Ellen is doing ... no story, just complete self-promotion. Her first book was so much better.
I Love the Audible version of Seriously ....I'm Kidding.. Ellen is .so funny and witty. Its like having a ring side seat to the inner workings of her mind.
I loved that it was Ellen herself reading it. It made me feel like she was talking just to melike she and the audience's had been best friends all their lifes,and she could just let her mind flow.
ZEllen you ROCK!!!!