I generally like Ellen DeGeneres' humor, but this was rambling nonsense. I kept checking to see how many more chapters were left to determine if there would be a fleeting chance that it would get better. I was left uninspired and definitely not entertained. A die-hard Ellen fan may overlook the lack of content and enjoy the chummy reading.
I would listen to other books from Ellen DeGeneres. I am hopeful that future books will contain intelligent dialog that represents her world class humor.
The performance was tolerable, but I'm afraid the lack of conviction for her own work seems to affect the overall performance.
I enjoy listening while I am in my car. Recently my daughter and I went on a college road trip to check out three colleges she is considering. She doesn't enjoy listening to books in the car. As a compromise I purchased "Seriously...I'm Kidding." We had listened to "the funny thing is..." a while back and we both enjoyed it. "Seriously...I'm Kidding" was a lot funnier. We were both laughing and the book took us from Dallas to Austin.The drive flew by thanks to Ellen. This one will always have a special place in my heart, the soundtrack to an important event for both of our lives.
Yes, I am a big fan of Ellen, and I would especially like to read a book of hers that is a little more serious.
Yes, I like Ellen's sense of humor.
If you crack up at all of Ellen's jokes on her show, or during her standup routines, you will like this. It is not a story, nor an autobiography, but some snippets of her life. She tells the stories without telling too much about herself, and often goes off on random tangents that aren't that funny. I wish it was a little bit more sentimental rather than over the top.
Yes and I have. I would recommend hte audiobook over just the book. You have to listen to Ellen voice. I laughed out loud several times as I was listening to it at work.
I LOVE Ellen DeGeneres! That might be why I enjoyed this book so much. It is completely random, no direction whatsoever. It was like reading one of her comedy acts. I loved the narration and the story....we'll i'm not sure there was one?
It felt like listening to rambling, there are parts where you hope...maybe maybe it is going to get better but it doesn't. I didn't finish listening to the book.
I bought it because I do like Hellen and have found her funny when watching her host events or watching clips of her show.
I love books, and I used to love reading them. Audible is a great alternative for me, increasing my interest in reading again and helping me find out about some great books. :D
It's definitely unique, she was definitely kidding a lot throughout her book so sometimes it was hard for me to tell if something she was saying was true or not, but she is hilarious and I love her energy and perspective on life.
I loved listening to Ellen's funny and unique book in her own voice because she is such an awesome and hilarious woman. This was different than most books I read in how she wrote and read it, but it was great since it was about Ellen.
If you love Ellen and how she acts on her talk show, you will love her book and listening to her narrate it was even more awesome. I can't imagine just reading it without her voice narrating it.
You stay classy, Planet Earth.
I'm not really sure who would like this.
The way this was read was so awkward. It just sounded all wrong. Not funny at all.
It didn't sound natural. Took away from the funny writing.
I like to read VERY much .. I'm obsessed with reading I don't have time to actually read a book so I've been a listener for three years now
Maybe I would try one (without buying one )
Nothing .. it good the way it is , but not worth the money .. it's over priced
Maybe if I got it for free
Well , yeah it was enjoyable because it made me laugh at some time but I finished it in two months although it's only 3 hours long !!
Don't buy it .. it's a waste of money .. I love Ellen so much and I watch her talk show everyday (that's why I bought the book ) but it won't satisfy you