Seriously...i'm Kidding by Ellen DeGeneresSeriously...i'm Kidding by Ellen DeGeneres

Seriously...i'm Kidding

byEllen DeGeneres

Hardcover | October 4, 2011

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I've experienced a 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?
Ellen DeGeneres is a beloved stand-up comedian, television host, bestselling author, and actress. She hosts the syndicated talk showThe Ellen DeGeneres Show, and was also a judge onAmerican Idolin its ninth season in 2009.DeGeneres has hosted both the Academy Awards and the Primetime Emmys. As a film actress, she starred inMr. Wrong, a...
Title:Seriously...i'm KiddingFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.75 × 6 × 1 inPublished:October 4, 2011Publisher:Grand Central PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0446585025

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING/SPECTACULAR/AWESOME This book is so good that I was going through a sad tie and this made me laugh (literally). My mom even said to my dad "This is the first time I have seen her happy in three days". This book made me laugh out loud. This book was amazing. Even though I spent $16.00 for paperback, it was worth it. Ellen DeGeneres is amazing and so is this book.
Date published: 2017-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great to read if you're having a bad day Despite some reviews saying that it was boring, I really liked this book. I thought it was very well done and Ellen wrote in a way that was so personal you felt as if you were having a conversation. The humour was great (of course... it's Ellen) and she revealed some stories and thoughts that you never would have known if you hadn't read it. Yes, some chapters were very random but definitely not unnecessary. I loved turning the page and just seeing one random word or a place you can colour on. Literature doesn't always have to be so serious and I thought that this was very entertaining. A real insight into her mind and a great refresher for mine.
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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Sometimes funny I read Ellen's book pretty fast. Like other reviewers, it wasn't what I expected. Moreover, I picked up the hardcover version and it is definitely not worth $30.
Date published: 2016-12-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Funny but not what I expected This may in fact be my first audio book as an adult. I decided to listen to this book whilst recovering from laser eye surgery and not being allowed to read (as an avid reader believe me....not reading was torture). This book was okay. Made even better with the fact that it was read by Ellen Degeneres making it even funnier. The reason I say it was "okay" is because it was just that. It was average, nothing spectacular but it was entertaining. The reason I decided to listen to this book is because I wanted something funny and it did not fail to disappoint. Would I recommend this "memoir"? Probably not and it didn't particularly read as a memoir, I don't believe Ellen was going for that. It was entertaining and served the purpose but If I was to recommend a comedian's memoir I would definitely wholeheartedly recommend "Bossypants" by Tina Fey or "Yes Please" by Amy Poehler. Both of those books are personal to the comedian as well as the 'laugh out loud in public' sort of funny.
Date published: 2016-12-20
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it Laughed through the whole book. Love Ellen!!!!
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Date published: 2013-07-11
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Date published: 2012-05-01
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Date published: 2012-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A wonderful read! I love Ellen. I really enjoyed her previous book The Funny Thing Is … and this one was no exception. In Seriously … I’m Kidding, Ellen talks about her marriage to Portia, and intersperses a few short chapters and funny essays. I wouldn’t say that I laughed through the entire book–perhaps it was because I read it in one sitting. Maybe if I had come back and read a few stories each day, I would have found them more humorous. I found myself smiling throughout the entire book, but there were really only a few laugh out loud moments for me (seriously, the story about Portia and the soap had tears in my eyes!). The thing I love about Ellen is her positivity. That’s the reason I smiled throughout the whole book – it’s hard not to stay positive while reading it. Much like the Awesome books, Ellen’s books have the ability to turn your bad day upside down. While not as good as her previous efforts, I still believe that Seriously … I’m Kidding is worthy of any bookshelf, just for those days when you need a pick me up. Ellen has such a great gift of comedy that it’s hard not to like and recommend everything she does. I may “read” this again as an audiobook. I enjoyed the last one so much that I’m sure this one would be just as great in another form.
Date published: 2012-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hilarious! I really didn't know what to expect when i bought this book but chapters had a good sale so i said why not but i was not disappointed! I often found myself laughing out loud and after finishing it in a day as soon as i get paid i'm going out to get her other books! If you want something light and fun don't hesitate!
Date published: 2011-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Laugh Out Loud Funny! This is the first book that actually made me laugh out loud. Everytime I did, I had to tell my mom about what it was that made me laugh. I called her at work 6 times once. That eventually had to stop so I just told her everything when she got home. While I was reading it, I could picture Ellen saying what she had written , and now I feel like we're best friends. aha. It's definitely a positive book, and it's one that I'm going to bring with me everywhere so when I need a good laugh, I always have one handy.
Date published: 2011-10-21