Ellen is amazing, hilarious, and clever. This book is lacking, even with all of her clever lines, it was lacking substance. Came off like a book of randomly places jokes.
I hope her earlier books are better.
She has some good lines, makes me wish I could make jokes as interesting as hers.
Fun, light and refreshing.
Ellen, because is a biographical book.
Ellen is an extremely funny person, and she has a pretty funny voice. It felt as if she was doing stand-up (which she was great at).
I laughed, a lot.
Cute, silly, warm
Yeah, I found myself repeating parts of it to friends. I'm not sure I would recommend listening to the entire thing, but there were parts that made me chuckle.
No, it worked out nicely for when I would drive, once or twice a week, to my boyfriends house an hour away. I didn't lose anything when I paused it and started it up again a few days later.
I love Ellen DeGeneres...and I was very excited that she was reading her own book. The story itself rambled on from one stream of thought to the next, none of which were very interesting.
Her tone was drab, the moments she went off on tangents (one involved me having to listen to her eating an apple) were awful.
I was incredibly disappointed.
There were a couple funny moments, and some good points, but they were few and far between.
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I would give this two stars, but because Ellen is just who she is I could not give this less than three.
After finishing this book (which I listened to as an audio-book: highly recommended since she reads it herself and sounds like she's talking to you), I would think of Attention Deficit Disorder in a different way. I'm not saying that Ellen has ADD (or am I?) but if people ever make fun of me again for getting so easily distracted by practically everything, then I would think of Ellen in this book and maybe smile a little. Ellen really "shares" her mind in this book: not in a wise, eloquent and meaningful way (although we know and she knows that she can use big words and sound all-smart), but in a laid-back and "don't take yourself so seriously" kind of way.
"Seriously... I'm Kidding." Her humor isn't for everyone, but if you like Ellen, you'll find yourself smiling at this a few times.
I would be reluctant to.
This book was not that funny! I love Ellen, and I find her career to be inspirational. However, this book was unstructured, not funny, and lacked in content as well. She didn't seem to share much at all in this book.
I would have rather saved my credit.
Funny.... Entertaining..... Honest.
Not even sure first audible by a comedian I've heard.
It was told like a story in true ellen wit!!!
Oh yeah got through it quickly loved it!
I think Ellen is very funny, and I thought her book was amusing. I don't know whether or not I'd "read" another, but it was good for the day I read it, with a 4-hour drive to and from Pennsylvania.
I think it's easy to understand why not everyone would like this book. It doesn't necessarily have meaning, or a plot, or many of the things books usually require. But I found it a quick, fun listen, something more exciting on my drive than just watching the trees go by listening to the same music I always hear.
I can't believe that this is a book. If this were a regular person and not a celebrity, it would be considered boring, irrelevant, crazy ramblings. But because it is Ellen, it is slightly entertaining. But really, there is NO POINT to this book. She actually has an entire chapter dedicated to her audiobook listeners where she just makes noises. Dumb.
There is no point to it. She's just rambling.