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The Funny Thing Is... | [Ellen Degeneres]

The Funny Thing Is...

Ellen DeGeneres published her first book of comic essays, the #1 best selling My Point...and I Do Have One, way back in 1996. Not one to rest on her laurels, the witty star of stage and screen has since dedicated her life to writing a hilarious new book. That book is this audiobook.
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Publisher's Summary

Ellen DeGeneres published her first book of comic essays, the #1 best selling My Point...and I Do Have One, way back in 1996. Not one to rest on her laurels, the witty star of stage and screen has since dedicated her life to writing a hilarious new book. That book is this audiobook.

After years of painstaking, round-the-clock research, surviving on a mere twenty minutes of sleep a night, and collaborating with lexicographers, plumbers, and mathematicians, DeGeneres has crafted a work that is both easy on the ears and very funny. Along with her trademark ramblings, The Funny Thing Is...contains hundreds of succinct insights into her psyche, and offers innovative features including: more than 50,000 simple, short words arranged in sentences that form paragraphs; thousands of observations on everyday life, from terrible fashion trends to how to handle seating arrangements for a Sunday brunch with Paula Abdul, Diane Sawyer and Eminem; all twenty-six letters of the alphabet read aloud.

Sure to make you laugh, The Funny Thing Is... is Ellen in top form.

©2003 Crazy Monkey, Inc.; (P)2003 Simon & Schuster Inc. All Rights Reserved. Audioworks Is An Imprint Of Simon & Schuster, Audio Division, Simon & Schuster Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Her off-kilter observations are guaranteed to have listeners in stitches." (AudioFile)
"The laid-back, observational comedienne's stream-of-conscience musings gain additional zest from her wry and adroit delivery....Degeneres is a delight." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Donald R. Sanborn Park City, UT United States 03-18-04
    Donald R. Sanborn Park City, UT United States 03-18-04 Member Since 2013
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    "Where is the comedy?"

    I only gave it a one star rating because this form will not permit a 0 star rating. This book is simply terrible! Just a bunch of drivel about her and none of funny or worth repeating. If there was a way to get a refund - I'd do it.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Roger Smith Orlando, Florida United States 01-01-04
    Roger Smith Orlando, Florida United States 01-01-04 Member Since 2007

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Trying to make boring funny."

    Ellen did not put a lot of work into this book. She mostly rambles about daily life and her own house. This is not really a comedy routine, but a new revenue generator.

    4 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Brooklyn, NY, USA 02-14-04
    Susan Brooklyn, NY, USA 02-14-04
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    "I love this Audiobook"

    I love this Audiobook. I laughed so hard. I listen to it over and over and has become my montra. I always floss. I have even shared it with my 10 year old. Lots of good advice.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas USA 01-26-06
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    "The Funny Person Is..."

    The whole book is extremely funny!

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    plm San Francisco, CA United States 02-21-04
    plm San Francisco, CA United States 02-21-04 Member Since 2006
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    "this just wasn't funny"

    After purchasing the two David Sedaris audios and being so happy, I had been looking for something equally hilarious. I really had hopes for this audiobook based on the preview clip and the fact that I like Ellen, but was seriously disappointed. There were a few amusing moments followed by 3+ hours of unfunny, monotone, meanderings. Spend your money on something else.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ray Glastonbury, CT, United States 02-16-04
    Ray Glastonbury, CT, United States 02-16-04 Member Since 2009
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    "The Funny Thing Is... (Unabridged)"

    Cute - not that funny. I was delited by her reading at first but got bored with her drifting off into non-sense that just wasn't that funny. I love Ellen. This book was not her best.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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