Let me start by saying that I really like Ellen, and that's why I didn't think it was necessary to read the reviews before I downloaded this. I was wrong. After I was about 30 minutes in, I went back and read the reviews. One reviewer mentioned it seemed like Ellen had a book deal and then realized she had nothing to write about..and that seems spot on. It's boring, nothing connects and most disappointing of all..it's not even funny or amusing in the least. Save your $$ and go for a different book.
Not funny..just random thoughts
I usually enjoy listening to Ellen but I couldn't even finish the book her voice seems very monotone and is really boring to listen to. T
The entire thing. It's ridiculously dull.
I loved that it was read by Ellen. She's one of the world's best entertainers and I was not disappointed in her performance with narrating this audio book. I didn't particularly love the content of the book in that I was expecting something different. I had hoped to get a real feeling for the thoughts Ellen has on life and was met with cute, albeit funny, anecdotes.
I love Ellen, but wow. This book is basically all the things that were probably cut from her other books. No rhyme or reason, just a bunch of nonsense. To top it off, she sounds so bored. Really really really disappointing
I would rank this book 5 STAR.
I like the way Ellen narrates the story to the listener. To me it just catches my attention. I find that this book is portable, no matter where you are in the world, in the living room, bathtub, beach or in the bus you will be able to relate to the story and enjoy the book.
Listening to Ellen is listening to Ellen she is funny and playful in her speech as usual.
I actually loved the topic on "Stuff" it made me think of my life and really many other chapters that I can relate to think more about my life and it really moved me.
I would have liked to learn more about Ellen's life.
I love Ellen but this was pretty painful to get through. One chapter was just random sounds...bloop bleep bam etc... It was pretty rambling and I didn't get a clear picture of what she was going for.
My only issue with the book, agreeing with some other reviews, was there wasn't much story. If you're looking to learn anything about Ellen- you won't. Or if you're looking to hear some stories- you won't. It's not an essay or memoir format so much as just Ellen being Ellen. I found it absolutely hilarious. It's comparable to her stand-up specials in jokes and performance. DEFINITELY entertaining and laugh out loud hilarity. I recommend it overall.
Funny, creative, easy to listen to
I never had a book have me laugh several times per chapter. Wait, change that to loud giggling every few lines. It's absolutely hilarious and light.
The book felt like a standup routine. I love Ellen's humour and I loved this book!
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.