My Point...And I Do Have One

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My Point...And I Do Have One

by Ellen Degeneres

Random House Publishing Group | September 25, 2007 | Trade Paperback

My Point...And I Do Have One is rated 4.1818 out of 5 by 11.
In this #1 New York Times bestseller, Ellen DeGeneres shares her hilarious take on everything from our most baffling human foibles–including how we behave in elevators, airplanes, and restrooms, and why we’re so scared of the boogeyman–to fashion trends, celebrity, and her secret recipe for Ellen’s Real Frenchy French Toast. Most of all, this witty, engaging book offers insights into the mind of one of America’s most beloved comics.…

Dear Reader,
I was awfully excited when I was asked to write a book. I was however, nervous. I was afraid I didn’t have anything important to say. But when I began writing, I realized that although I don’t know a lot about any one thing, I know a little about a whole bunch of things: baking a pie; dancing; curing the common cold; running the Iditarod–it’s all in the book. And I realized I notice things that maybe some people don’t notice (or they don’t notice that they don’t notice). That’s all in the book, too.


Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 224 pages, 8.25 × 5.49 × 0.49 in

Published: September 25, 2007

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0553384228

ISBN - 13: 9780553384222

Found in: Social Science

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hilarious!!! Hilarious!!!
Date published: 2014-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HALARIOUS! This book doesnt have much of a plot but it kept me laughing right to the end. I reccomend this book for EVERYONE. This is a must read
Date published: 2009-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Funny I picked up this book because Ellen is extremely funny and I was not in the least bit disappointed. There were many parts where I laughed out loud, it was just that funny. This book lives up to all of Ellen's funny moments and its a book that I could easily read over again.
Date published: 2009-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hilarious This book is absolutely hilarious. The way she describes everything, her wit, her candor, everything, is enough to make you laugh out loud. Her humour is subtle and dry, but also somewhat childlike, to the point that you're PRETTY sure she's kidding....MOSTLY. She must write more books!
Date published: 2008-11-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Very disappointed I want to give this book 5 leafs because I love Ellen, but I was really disappointed. The first few chapters are really good, but Ellen has used most of the material in this book on her show, so it made for a boring read. By the time I got to the end, I couldn't wait for it to be over (which she makes it clear that she felt the same way about writing it). I'm very sad that this book didn't live up to it's expectations.
Date published: 2008-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best book ever! After watching the elen degeneres show every day for the past year, i was shopping at a thrift store and picked this one up.It was only 2.00 dollars so i thought i would give it a try.I read it and i could't stop reading it! I am reading it for the third time now! I would definaltly buy this book!
Date published: 2005-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ellen DOES have a point, believe it or not! I found this book for $0.25 at my local library and was absolutely thrilled, as I had heard so much about it. I picked it up and read it in one night, laughing the entire time! This is definately one of the funniest things I've ever read, and if you love Ellen, it's just that much better! You have my recommendation ;)
Date published: 2001-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic DeGeneres This book in my opinion is what Ellen DeGeneres is all about; making people laugh. This book is a bit like reading stand-up; it is designed to make you laugh. It includes some of her well known and well loved stand-up bits that she has performed over the years (like the infamous airplane bit.)It is one of the few comedy books that don't get their laughs from making fun of people, but rather finding humour in the everyday things. If you find Ellen DeGeneres funny, then you'll love this book.
Date published: 2000-08-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Read it for a laugh If you choose to read Ellen's book don't expect to learn deep and meaningfull things about her life. It's book to read for a good laugh. With chapter titles such as "Things that sound like a good idea at first, but really aren't" and "Things to do if you're stuck in an elevator to help you pass the time" how could you go wrong?
Date published: 2000-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A good way to cheer up If you love Ellen's stand-up, you will absolutely love this book. Everyone I know who has read it has laughed out loud and loved it! The book is so absurd that it is absolutely hilarious! Anyone who loves comedy should pick up this book...the best comedy book I've read by far!
Date published: 2000-06-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from My Point . . . & I Do Have One. This book was very hard to follow. I had an exhausting time trying to make any sense of what I was reading. It skipped from topic to topic, and very seldom had a flow that made sense. I do not recommend it at all. It was a waste of time that could have been spent on another book. To me this book did not have a point!
Date published: 1999-03-19

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My Point...And I Do Have One

by Ellen Degeneres

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 224 pages, 8.25 × 5.49 × 0.49 in

Published: September 25, 2007

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0553384228

ISBN - 13: 9780553384222

About the Book

In this "New York Times" bestseller, DeGeneres shares her hilarious take on everything from baffling human foibles to why people are so scared of the boogeyman to fashion trends, celebrity, and her secret recipe for Ellen's Real Frenchy French Toast.

Read from the Book

Chapter One thanks for no memory Who am I? How did I get to be me? If I wasn''t me, who would I be? How can you mend a broken heart? These are all good questions. Well, almost all good questions–I''m pretty sure the last one is just a Bee Gees song. Anyway, what I''m trying to say is who I am now is what I was then, plus all the stuff in between, minus a few years during the seventies. Actually, that might not be what I''m trying to say. Here''s what I really mean: When you start to write a book, you began at the beginning; when you start to examine your life, you begin with childhood. I try to work on my memory. A few things come back to me when I concentrate. Like, I''m now pretty sure I had parents. I have these two old people who are my parents now, and they say they were also my parents then. I''m thirty-six. I was a little girl. I know because my parents say I was. I was born in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, at Ochsner Hospital, January 26, 1958. I lived in a house on Haring Road in Metairie until I was . . . oh, let''s say eight or nine–maybe ten . . . could''ve been seven or six, I don''t know. I don''t think I remember my first memory. Actually, I suppose I would have to remember my first memory. If I didn''t remember my first memory, then it couldn''t in all honesty be my first memory. It could, however, be the first thing that I forgot. Do I recall the first thing that I forgot? I don''t remember. Maybe. I am amazed when people tell me that they remember
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From the Publisher

In this #1 New York Times bestseller, Ellen DeGeneres shares her hilarious take on everything from our most baffling human foibles–including how we behave in elevators, airplanes, and restrooms, and why we’re so scared of the boogeyman–to fashion trends, celebrity, and her secret recipe for Ellen’s Real Frenchy French Toast. Most of all, this witty, engaging book offers insights into the mind of one of America’s most beloved comics.…

Dear Reader,
I was awfully excited when I was asked to write a book. I was however, nervous. I was afraid I didn’t have anything important to say. But when I began writing, I realized that although I don’t know a lot about any one thing, I know a little about a whole bunch of things: baking a pie; dancing; curing the common cold; running the Iditarod–it’s all in the book. And I realized I notice things that maybe some people don’t notice (or they don’t notice that they don’t notice). That’s all in the book, too.


About the Author

Ellen Degeneres is a stand-up comedian, actress, multiple Emmy Award-winner, writer, and host of the wildly popular and critically acclaimed talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show. She has been the recipient of a Peabody Award and two People''s Choice Awards for Favorite Daytime Talk Show Host and Favorite Funny Female Star, as well as earning the Producers Guild Award for Outstanding Variety Television Show.