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Seriously...I'm Kidding | [Ellen DeGeneres]

Seriously...I'm Kidding

"I've experienced a whole lot the last few years and I have a lot to share. So I hope that you'll take a moment to sit back, relax and enjoy the words I've put together for you in this book. I think you'll find I've left no stone unturned, no door unopened, no window unbroken, no rug unvacuumed, no ivories untickled. What I'm saying is, let us begin, shall we?" (Ellen DeGeneres)
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"I've experienced a whole lot the last few years, and I have a lot to share. So I hope that you'll take a moment to sit back, relax, and enjoy the words I've put together for you in this book. I think you'll find I've left no stone unturned, no door unopened, no window unbroken, no rug unvacuumed, no ivories untickled. What I'm saying is, let us begin, shall we?"
---Ellen DeGeneres

©2011 Ellen DeGeneres (P)2011 Hachette

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    GINA 01-02-12
    GINA 01-02-12 Member Since 2011
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    "I ADORE Ellen, but..."
    Would you try another book from Ellen DeGeneres and/or Ellen DeGeneres?

    Maybe....She always has good & uplifting points in the book, and that's what I try to walk away with.


    Has Seriously...I'm Kidding turned you off from other books in this genre?

    no


    What about Ellen DeGeneres’s performance did you like?

    happy & uplifting thoughts


    Was Seriously...I'm Kidding worth the listening time?

    probably not


    Any additional comments?

    I was expecting better

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Joshua 12-28-11
    Joshua 12-28-11
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    "Funny stuff for a long drive"
    What made the experience of listening to Seriously...I'm Kidding the most enjoyable?

    Her sense of humor and positive outlook were refreshing and made a long drive much smoother.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra 12-26-11
    Sandra 12-26-11

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    "Hilarious"
    What made the experience of listening to Seriously...I'm Kidding the most enjoyable?

    Ellen doesn't just read the paragraphs.... it's more like she's acting or delivering a stand-up monologue. I loved it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It's a short, funny book, so it's great on Audible. Complex literature is not well suited to the audio format.


    Have you listened to any of Ellen DeGeneres’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I hadn't listened to/read any of her previous books, but I love her TV show.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Sure, that would've been great. But because I only listen to Audible books in my car, it took me about 3 days to finish it. It made me laugh even while in traffic.


    Any additional comments?

    If you like Ellen or love comedy in general, you'll really enjoy the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ashley 12-26-11
    Ashley 12-26-11

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    "I love Ellen, but this book was very boring."
    What disappointed you about Seriously...I'm Kidding?

    I was not impressed by this book. I 100% adore Ellen, but this book was very mediocre.


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    Karen 12-22-11
    Karen 12-22-11
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    "Love Ellen... a bit disappointed in the book!!"
    Would you try another book from Ellen DeGeneres and/or Ellen DeGeneres?

    Yes


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Would have liked it more if Ellen read the story more like she talks in real life on her show. Sounded too much like reading, not as funny as I expected and I love her humor!!


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    Kyle 12-19-11
    Kyle 12-19-11 Listener Since 2003

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    "GREAT, as always!"
    Have you listened to any of Ellen DeGeneres’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Ellen is always entertaining. This one is every bit as good as her previous audiobooks. I wondered if it would be too similar, but I really liked this one, too. Laughter really is important, and you'll get a real lift from this book


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    Natalie 12-15-11
    Natalie 12-15-11
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    "Seriously Ellen?"
    What would have made Seriously...I'm Kidding better?

    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


    What was most disappointing about Ellen DeGeneres’s story?

    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.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Ellen DeGeneres’s performances?

    I enjoy her show and her causes, just not this book.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I love it when she talks about her wife. You can tell she really loves her.


    Any additional comments?

    I just wish is was better! I had high hopes, I'm always calling Ellen the next Oprah.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sanford Rosenberg 12-11-11

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    "Painfully unfunny."
    Would you try another book from Ellen DeGeneres and/or Ellen DeGeneres?

    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


    Has Seriously...I'm Kidding turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Ellen DeGeneres?

    She should have been the perfect choice, and was. Just needed better content.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Patricia 12-06-11
    Patricia 12-06-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Seriously....... I'm not Kidding Save Your Money"
    What would have made Seriously...I'm Kidding better?

    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.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I'm listening to Steven King's 11-22-63


    Would you be willing to try another one of Ellen DeGeneres???s performances?

    No I don't think so.


    You didn???t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    None


    Any additional comments?

    Nope

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sarah 12-05-11
    Sarah 12-05-11
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    "Don't waste your money"
    Would you ever listen to anything by Ellen DeGeneres again?

    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


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  • Kai
    Inverness, Scotland
    7/25/13
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    "Funny and easy listen"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Good for a laugh and gives a few points on which to think on. It was read like an extension of her monologues. Not to expect a deep, thought provoking serious novel which looks greatly into Ellen's personal life or anything like that or even following any story line of sorts. It was an overall light, relaxing, funny, random and enjoyable book to listen to and there were many moments which made me laugh throughout the book. The narration by Ellen herself added humour and a warmth to the book which i greatly enjoyed listening to it from beginning to end.

    Great listen for any fan of Ellen


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Nuri
    Bonvilston, Vale of Glamorgan, United Kingdom
    8/11/14
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    "Entertaining, funny."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes, I find Ellen very funny, and this was nice to listen to, some chapters were better than others, some of them left me quite disappointed, but some chapters were outright funny, so overall worth it.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Ellen DeGeneres? Why or why not?

    yes I will because I really like her. She's very funny. But it would have to be read by her too.


    What about Ellen DeGeneres’s performance did you like?

    the best thing about this book is that it's read by the author.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, it's too long for one sitting for me personally. You could probably do it if you were on the beach with no kids or something like that..


    Any additional comments?

    Just about 3 chapters that I really would recommend to skip.. but it has more than 50 chapters,so overall a good fun listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • alfred
    london
    8/19/13
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    "good not great"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Seriously...I'm Kidding to be better than the print version?

    no


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    the most interesting aspect is Ellen being Ellen the least interesting thing is the story line was not what i expected


    Which character – as performed by Ellen DeGeneres – was your favourite?

    47


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    it made me smile


    Any additional comments?

    she is better seen than heard most of her jokes comes off better because of her gesticulation how she would look when she delivers her punch line her body movements

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Silvia
    London, United Kingdom
    4/4/13
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    "Favorite of Ellen"

    I know that there wasn't exactly a story line in there and Ellen didn't present detailed information about her own personal life. But she did share the knowledge and truths what she had learned over these years. I love her monologues on the show and this book is basically that. She shares her thoughts and beliefs and observations in a very positive and funny way. It is a relaxing and uplifting book, which reminds us that it is alright to have fun and act silly from time to time. It is not a serious book and you will not gain deep rooted messages to think about throughout your years, it is simply a little time to stop and enjoy the funnier side of life. I enjoyed listening to her and anyone who loves Ellen, will enjoy it, too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Suej
    UK
    1/13/13
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    "Friendly drivel"

    I thought I’d try this as a bit of light relief from the thrillers or serious novels I usually get. Ellen as a narrator is good; her voice is warm and engaging. Unfortunately the book itself is pure drivel. I expected after the glib introduction that it would settle down to some kind of interesting context, but it doesn’t, she skips through wise cracks on a number of topics without really saying anything at all. I gave up after chapter 7 and fast forwarded in the hope that I hit on something worthwhile. I didn’t. Very disappointing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amy
    United Kingdom
    12/6/12
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    "Sassy Dory"

    Ellen is just simply a wonderful, uplifting, hilarious, inspirational woman.

    She's honest and can laugh at herself. Which we all need to be able to do. Life is short and we need to be living it not complaining about what makes it up.



    It's a goofy feel good read I enjoyed every minute of it. The quick chapters just make you feel like you speed right on through it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Andrea
    Shoeburyness, United Kingdom
    12/5/12
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    "Seriously...good"

    Really enjoyed this, Ellen is a favourite of mine, but im not one for autobiographies or anything like this normally but as it was ellen thought id give it a listen and am so glad I did. I enjoyed this book very much, made me laugh out loud and was very interesting and can honestly say loved it from start to finish well worth a listen and with Ellen reading it makes it even better.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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