"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?"
©2011 Ellen DeGeneres (P)2011 Hachette
Maybe....She always has good & uplifting points in the book, and that's what I try to walk away with.
happy & uplifting thoughts
I was expecting better
Her sense of humor and positive outlook were refreshing and made a long drive much smoother.
Ellen doesn't just read the paragraphs.... it's more like she's acting or delivering a stand-up monologue. I loved it.
It's a short, funny book, so it's great on Audible. Complex literature is not well suited to the audio format.
I hadn't listened to/read any of her previous books, but I love her TV show.
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.
If you like Ellen or love comedy in general, you'll really enjoy the book.
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!!
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
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
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.
I enjoy her show and her causes, just not this book.
I love it when she talks about her wife. You can tell she really loves her.
I just wish is was better! I had high hopes, I'm always calling Ellen the next Oprah.
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
She should have been the perfect choice, and was. Just needed better content.
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.
I'm listening to Steven King's 11-22-63
No I don't think so.
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
"Funny and easy listen"
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
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.
yes I will because I really like her. She's very funny. But it would have to be read by her too.
the best thing about this book is that it's read by the author.
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..
Just about 3 chapters that I really would recommend to skip.. but it has more than 50 chapters,so overall a good fun listen.
"good not great"
the most interesting aspect is Ellen being Ellen the least interesting thing is the story line was not what i expected
it made me smile
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
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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