The Funny Thing Is...

Audio Book (CD) | October 28, 2003

byEllen DeGeneresRead byEllen DeGeneres

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Ellen DeGeneres published her first book of comic essays, the #1 bestselling 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.

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Ellen DeGeneres published her first book of comic essays, the #1 bestselling 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,...

Ellen DeGeneres's first book, My Point...and I Do Have One, was an instant national bestseller that spent more than six months on the New York Times bestseller list. DeGeneres has won an Emmy Award, a Peabody Award, and a People's Choice Award for her work as a writer and actress on her television series Ellen, and received Emmy nomina...

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Format:Audio Book (CD)Dimensions:5.62 × 1 × 1.1 inPublished:October 28, 2003Publisher:Simon & Schuster AudioLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0743533623

ISBN - 13:9780743533621

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Entertaining #plumreview Just like listening to her.
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from A big disapointement I was so frustrated that I didn't have any interest for this book. It was just plane boring! I tried to love, I really did. When I first ordered it, I was so stocked to read it, but when finaly reading the first few pages, I really wanted to put the book away. There are some jokes, I smiled a bit, but there's nothing to look for in this book. There is no story, at all. Some of the other jokes, where just not funny. I am a person that likes jokes, but these where just plane boring. Also, in the begging, she will describe her time at brunch, I was like "what?". It's not the subject that sholcked me, it was the explanation, I really had no clue where was this al headed. I was so glad that my mom talked me out of bying the book and just renting the book. Very disapointed.
Date published: 2012-06-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from And I Asked Him If He Was Pregnant... This was really funny! Ellen Degeneres has a really good sense of humor and she puts a new twist on everyday day things. I didn't laugh out loud much, but I was laughing on the inside. Initially I didn't know that it was a collection of comical essays, it was still an okay read.Overall a good book and a funny lighthearted read. (5 stars for humor)
Date published: 2008-09-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The funny thing is...the book itself! Ellen made me laugh so much with her funny way to see usual things that surround us. It's bright, wise and simple! A must!
Date published: 2006-07-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderful / Down to Earth First of all, i am a big fan of ellen degeneres. I almost never miss her show. This book though is something else. It is witty, funny, and humbling... just like ellen. All of the chapters are like "reading her" doing a little stand up bit. This is a book that you can tell "came from the soul" ( know what i mean? ). One that is really personable. I just found myself reading and reading until i was finished. It honestly took me just about a day ( with the running around + stuff i had to do). I highly recomend this book to anyone who is looking for a good read. It is a definate must have book if you are a regular person, or an ellen fan. All and all, I apsolutely love it! Benjimen Funk
Date published: 2006-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I just began reading it and... I was looking for a site to write a review for this book because it is such a great book! I have only read about 50 pages, but it has only taken me about 2 days, when 50 pages would usually take me about 2 weeks. (I'm not joking) This book gets you laughing right from the start, and I have had trouble putting it down. It also has many good points to it, like that we should all floss...a lot. The My Most Embarrassing Case Scenario section offers good advice when stuck in common embarrassing situations, like forgetting someone's name or flipping off John Travolta. I don't want to talk any more about the book because I might ruin it for others wanting to read it. I would recommend this book for sure. I have to now go and read some more of it!
Date published: 2005-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from soooooooooooo good thher second book is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo so funny
Date published: 2005-01-22

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Entertainment Weekly DeGeneres is in top form with her second collection of kooky observations....Her strongest assets -- a-hard won dignity and softly skewed worldview -- are on chuckle-inducing display throughout.