Dimensions: 304 pages, 8.5 × 5.75 × 1 in
Published: October 4, 2011
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1455504157
ISBN - 13: 9781455504152
About the Book
The much-loved entertainer opens up about her personal life, her talk show, and joining the judges' table of American Idol.
From the Publisher
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?
About the Author
Ellen Lee DeGeneres was born January 26, 1958. DeGeneres was raised in Metairie, Louisiana, the daughter of Elizabeth Jane DeGeneres, a speech therapist. She moved back to New Orleans to attend the University of New Orleans, where she majored in communication studies. After one semester, she left school to do clerical work in a law firm with her cousin Laura Gillen. She also held a job selling clothes at the chain store the Merry-Go-Round at the Lakeside Shopping Center. Other working experiences included being a waitress at TGI Friday's, a house painter, a hostess, and a bartender. She relates much of her childhood and career experiences in her comedic work. DeGeneres started performing stand-up comedy at small clubs and coffee houses. By 1981 she was the emcee at Clyde's Comedy Club in New Orleans. In the early 1980s she began to tour nationally, being named Showtime's Funniest Person in America in 1982. In 1986 she appeared for the first time on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, who likened her to Bob Newhart. When Carson invited her over for an onscreen chat after her performance, she became the first comedienne in the show's history to be treated this way. DeGeneres's comedy material became the basis of the successful 1994 - 1998 sitcom Ellen, named These Friends of Mine during its first season. Ellen reached its height of popularity in February 1997 but when the ratings started to decline the show was cancelled. DeGeneres returned to series television in 2001 with a