There wasn't any rich content. Maybe it was the audiobook and that I wasn't sitting down reading it... but I was bored out of my mind and I don't think I really laughed once. I watch Ellen almost daily, I love her and the charity work she does. I love her family. But this book was just so self-promotional and bleh.
It's also very self-promotional. She says she's at a point now where she feels totally comfortable with herself and that she's totally happy. But then she leaves it at that. Or she'll talk about being a supermodel with Covergirl... and you expect her to say something like
It wasn't really a story. There are 55 chapters and most of them are pure random. I love silly humor but this didn't meet the mark. She does a chapter on falling asleep and another on meditation (these are supposed to be funny) and I seriously almost fell asleep while driving.
I enjoy her show and her causes, just not this book.
I love it when she talks about her wife. You can tell she really loves her.
I just wish is was better! I had high hopes, I'm always calling Ellen the next Oprah.
My wife and I generally loved Ellen DeGeneres's stand-up and looked forward to this to listen to together on a car trip together. After about an hour and a half (a very fair trial, I think), we just looked at each other and agreed
She should have been the perfect choice, and was. Just needed better content.
I'm a big fan of Ellen but this book is such a rip off. Shame on her for publishing a misch mosch of verbal nonsense. It's boring and if she had listened to her own words she would have pulled it off the shelves.
I'm listening to Steven King's 11-22-63
No I don't think so.
I would not listen/buy anything by Ellen again. This book has absolutely no point, she is just rambling on with pointless stories, that do not connect. She does not open up about her personal life, there is no
The humor was relatable and clean so I could listen around my child.
Her phrasing and the emphasis she puts into her reading gets her point/comedy across better.
It made me laugh. Often.
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.