"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
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.
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.
Laughed out load several times, even in public (so people probably thinks I'm crazy now). It's a lovely book by Ellen, and you really feel that it's written by her about her. All stars!
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