Seriously--I'm Kidding

Seriously--I'm Kidding

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Ellen DeGeneres is a beloved stand-up comedian, television host, bestselling author, and actress. She hosts the syndicated talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and was also a judge on American Idol in its ninth season in 2009. DeGeneres has hosted both the Academy Awards and the Primetime Emmys. As a film actress, she starred in Mr. Wrong, appeared in EDtv and The Love Letter, and provided the voice of Dory in the Disney-Pixar animated film Finding Nemo, for which she awarded a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress, the first and only time a voice acting won a Saturn Award. She also starred in two television sitcoms, Ellen from 1994 to 1998 and The Ellen Show from 2001 to 2002. She has won twelve Emmys and numerous awards for her work and charitable efforts.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Pub., 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780446585026
0446585025
9780446585040
Characteristics: x, 241 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Seriously--I am kidding

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cannotbeheard
Mar 21, 2019

Ellen is clever and funny. I loved this book!

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jezicuhh
Mar 05, 2018

My experience was identical to Mogie's experience, written in a review below. It says: "I finished it because it was a easy read. Otherwise, I did not find the book particularly insightful or funny. I much prefer Ellen in person. The writing style was too rambley and did not engage me. Perhaps the Audiobook would have been better."

It was a very easy read but VERY MUCH a huge rambling mess. Sure, I found myself laughing out loud a few times, but more often, I found myself skimming over random thought bursts and drawn-out fake scenario stories. Only Ellen could write a book like this and get away with it....

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jul 18, 2017

Seriously… I’m Kidding (Ellen DeGeneres) is probably my favourite of the many autobiographies I’ve read. I don’t think I stopped laughing throughout the time I read it. It was a perfect balance of witty, silly and quirky. It was also a really meaningful read. Ellen included many personal mottos and messages to live by, and some of them changed the way I viewed the world. Ellen is such an inspiring person to me and to many others, and it was interesting to get her take on what makes her that way. Through the wonderful humour shone her courage and outgoing nature. This made it a truly lovely book, and I will continue to learn from it.
- @freckleface675 of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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tbos805
Mar 21, 2017

I am a huge Ellen fan so I will just have to pretend I never read this book. Rambling, nonsensical, waste of time. Seriously--I am not kidding.

shokolit Nov 12, 2016

Seriously, Ellen?
Worst book ever! I'd be embarrassed to have such a book published under my name.

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mogie
Sep 14, 2016

I finished it because it was a easy read. Otherwise, I did not find the book particularly insightful or funny. I much prefer Ellen in person. The writing style was too rambley and did not engage me. Perhaps the Audiobook would have been better.

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TheGreatCatsby
Mar 27, 2015

I found this to be a marvellously insightful book. The stories have a witty charm, just like Ellen herself. A great light read for anyone who loves to laugh.

ChristchurchLib Sep 02, 2014

Like Ellen herself, these essays are charming, quirky, and witty, at times veering into the absurd; they're also on a host of diverse topics loosely arranged around the idea of "happiness" and how Ellen herself has found it. From advice on "How to Be a Supermodel" to her thoughts on haikus to more serious discussions on gay marriage and the dangers of stereotypes, this collection will delight fans. Popular Culture newsletter September 2014.

A patron review from the Adult Summer Game: "Sharp and witty as ever. Ellen always raises a smile. Fun, easy read in her own unique style."

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chrissymatia
Mar 29, 2013

great book love ellen

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