"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
I read this while I was on a road trip and I have to say that I absolutely LOVED it! I love Ellen, but this audible book was absolutely hilarious. I can't really say there was much of a story, just a bunch of chapters on various subjects. I don't know how she did it, but I felt like I never stopped laughing.
Ellen connects to her audience as if they were listening to her live. I thought her performance was great.
I love to read... love to listen while I walk my dog, Sally Jo.
Don't download this unless you want to listen all about the wonderful things Ellen is doing ... no story, just complete self-promotion. Her first book was so much better.
I Love the Audible version of Seriously ....I'm Kidding.. Ellen is .so funny and witty. Its like having a ring side seat to the inner workings of her mind.
I loved that it was Ellen herself reading it. It made me feel like she was talking just to melike she and the audience's had been best friends all their lifes,and she could just let her mind flow.
ZEllen you ROCK!!!!
A long commute audio listener
This was an enjoyable listen. Ellen is funny, and if you like her sense of humor, you will like this story.
My wife and I are Ellen fans and loved her 1st book. This book did not make us laugh a single time and was mostly a collection of ramblings and incoherent noises that made it impossible to listen to the entire book. We gave up on the book half-way through, which was too much wasted time. It is disappointing that Ellen would push this half-hearted work to her fans.
Don't waste your time on this book.
I don't think I'll ever regret a purchase of something by Ellen. She's so funny, I worried I was disturbing my coworkers with my poorly held-in laughter. Definitely a good purchase.
You can hear what she heard when she was writing it.
I would recommend this to anyone who watches the Ellen show. This is a few hours of Ellen non stop humour. We listened while on a roadtrip. This really gives you a glimpse inside Ellen's life as talk show host, actor, Cover Girl, etc.
This book chronicles experiences and thoughts. Ellen narrates the whole thing.
Audio version is probably better because it is narrated by Ellen herself. I think I may have gotten tired of the silly in it if I was just reading a book.
Maybe put more about her life and not so much joking in it.
Learning how sensitive she is about how other people feel.
I like celeb bio/memoirs so I thought I knew what I was getting.
What I actually got was several hours of not very interesting, not very funny, free association. Maybe she was kidding about this being a book.
To me, this book seemed like Ellen took a weekend and did a free flow of goofiness for a paycheck or said "Ooops. My book deadline is in two days!" It wasn't that funny and the silliness of it all was over the top. And I do like Ellen! Very disappointing. Maybe the worst Audiobook I have gotten in 9 years on Audible.
Carol Burnett's book was very much a welcomed follow up to this.
It was like she was speaking to a 5 year old.
Sorry, Ellen. I so wanted to like this.
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