The Funny Thing Is...
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 book. After years of... show more
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 book. 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 to use 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. Sure to make you laugh, The Funny Thing Is... is an indispensable reference for anyone who knows how to read or wants to fool people into thinking they do.
Publish date: September 28th 2004
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
..this wasn't so funny as I expected. It has the usual Ellen jokes,but...ahh it just wasn't the same as her most recent book. And y'all know how much I liked that one! I listened to this to maximize the experience, though I didn't find her tone to be as casual as I am used to. And that ruined it...
Abandoned with 20 minutes to go...I just couldn't listen to this anymore. I used to like Ellen, but now I just think she's irritating and trying too hard (and failing) to be funny. Okay, I still think she's cool, but I just won't read any of her books.
A funny book filled with silly stories. I will admit watching Ellen DeGeneres is funnier than reading her work, because of her timing and body language, but this book is still quite humorous.
Oh, I wish I had read this before picking up Seriously ... I'm Kidding. The Funny Thing is... did make me laugh - of course, it's Ellen after all - but, with the exception of a few chapters, it is not as coherent and thought-provoking as her next book. The Funny Thing is... is just that little bi...
Listening to Ellen is always a funny experience and this audiobook was no exception. I wish I had read this book before her last one (Seriously... I'm kidding), because it pales in comparison. The other had me laughing at loud at some points, while this was just mildly funny next to the other. I sti...