It was not as funny as her show. Maybe the ambience during the show makes her funnier.
It started out well but fizzled toward the end.
The narration was OK.
Quite a few after two-thirds of the book.
I still like her humor, just not in book form.
Graphic designer and University professor. I love comics and to be always learning something new!
I'm lucky to have been raised vegan like my parents and understand so much all she talks about positivism and kindness... The book fills you up with so much love and laughter that it's contagious!
For huge fans of Ellen like me, a little warning, there's a bunch of stuff she has already used on her monologues on her show but it's still funny :P
I live more than a 1.000.000 miles from USA and still makes a difference in my life! I loved it!
This woman is extremely funny, but writing is not what she should be doing – at least not sharing it with the public. She should stick to standup comedy and the great monologues on her show and leave the writing to her journal.
An actual Story or some stuff we can actually believe. I didn't believe anything she said. To much cynismn, sarcasm and just so many jokes you can't tell what's real.
It's like she knew lot's of people would buy her book and she just didn't care what she had in it. Like the chapter on MEDITATION. Really!
BECAUSE I'M FAMOUS
There are some good life skills to follow. Common Sence if you ask me.
I really enjoy Ellen as a comic and host, but as a writer....pretty lame.
I like magical realism.
I liked it, I just wish there had been more to it. It's funny and mildly interesting, but I didn't think it had a whole lot of substance to it.
So, my eight year old stepson thought this book was funny, and that's probably because the humor was good enough for a kid. I was pretty disappointed. I know, Ellen typically has clean humor, and I appreciate that, but this was really childish. :-(
I would because I know that she can do better.
It was something that I could listen to with my stepson.
If you like the Ellen Show, then you will enjoy this book which is as random, cheerful and light as the TV version. Don't expect any extra candid disclosures or wisdom. If she has any struggles, she doesn't talk about them in a vulnerable way. Her advice is vague but pleasantly delivered. Good read if you've just finished Tolstoy or Henry James novel and don't want to think about what you are reading at all.