"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
Ellen literally makes the best narrator for a book. The amount of randomness in this book totally suits Ellen' style and is just so enjoyable.
I just love Ellen. She is warm and caring and so personable. Obviously she is hilariously witty and intelligent and effortlessly beautiful. But what really strikes me is that she is so personable and relatable, and really, truly cares about other people. This book had me laughing out loud so much that I had to replay the chapters several times before I actually heard everything, because I would laugh so hard I couldn't hear the rest of what she said. Highly recommended.
I've been a fan of Ellen's writing since picking up her first book "My Point... And I Do Have One" back in high school. She's funny, witty, relatable and honest. Plus, she's optimistic and positive.
This book combines her random thought conversation style and throws in bits and pieces from her own life. I think her willingness to be honest and share things from her experience is one of the main reasons she connects so well with her readers/audience. Another reason is that even though she is relentless in encouraging people to be positive, look for the joys in life and appreciate every day, she never comes across as pushy or preachy.
I laughed a lot while reading this, and when I was done, I felt really good about my life and how lucky I am for what I have. I recommend you read this book. I think you'll be glad you did.
I absolutely love audible! I read constantly and there is nothing better than finding a new series to follow. I'm a syfy/fant kinda gal.
It's mid level. I've read better but I've read worse...
Yes. This book was good for a few great laughs. I like Ellen in general and enjoy her comedy.
Her sarcasm about real life simple acts really entertains.
I loved her describing her cover girl experience.
It was not as funny as her show. Maybe the ambience during the show makes her funnier.
It started out well but fizzled toward the end.
The narration was OK.
Quite a few after two-thirds of the book.
I still like her humor, just not in book form.
You stay classy, Planet Earth.
I'm not really sure who would like this.
The way this was read was so awkward. It just sounded all wrong. Not funny at all.
It didn't sound natural. Took away from the funny writing.
Hearing it read by her seems more funny than reading it.
Some tiny funny bits.
I agree with several of the other reviews. I absolutely LOVE Ellen, however, I was very disappointed in this book. A great majority of the chapters were either nonsenses or ramblings. Some chapters were under 30 seconds long which is not what I was expecting for a book that is $15.00. I will continue to be an Ellen fan but I can't say that I will be recommending this book.
Love this woman she is super funny, priceless entertainment😂 must read if you love to laugh, seriously I'm Not Kidding
"I Didn't Think I Could Love Her More"
Absolutely Loved it. I would recommend it to anyone and tell them they're bound to enjoy it.
Ellen really inspired me and made me laugh I love her positivity and I hope to think more like her :)
unquestionably a brilliant fantastic book ......loved it...... amazingly funny and entertaining from start to finish.
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.
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.
"I think written for a US audience"
sorry. disappointed. didn't laugh once. dozed off a few times and missed some chapters. learned she is also Danielle Steele and never dozed during those...
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