Ellen is perfect in this short but amazingly funny book
5 out of 5 stars
Ellen is at it again with another collection of stories and thoughts put into book form then recorded onto audio by the author herself. Ellen’s storytelling ability transcends that pages and audio and will leave you happy and full of laughter.
Witty and smart. Funny and intriguing… Oh, I’m supposed to write about Ellen! I joke, but sincerely this book was excellent. A good pace and full of Ellen ramblings. If you were expecting a serious book, you are sadly mistaken.
My only complaint about this book is that it wasn’t longer. Seriously, I was enjoying this book one minute and the next it was over. When you listen to Ellen’s comedy like I do the hours just seem to go by so quickly. She just has this way of leaving people in a trance and when they come out of it, they are happier. Which is probably my favorite thing about her.
I listened to this audiobook on a flight back from visiting my then-girlfriend in DC. When I landed, I didn’t even want to get off the cramped plane because that meant that I had to stop listening to this book.
If you are a fan of Ellen and you haven’t already listened to this I just have one question for you. What are you doing with your life? Ellen’s collection of stories will have you laughing so hard that people around you will think you’re crazy — and well, isn’t that what Ellen would want!
The Funny Thing Is... by Ellen Degeneres
Narrator: Ellen Degeneres
Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
Published by Simon & Schuster Audio on November 7th 2003
Genres: Comedy, Memoir
Ellen DeGeneres published her first book of comic essays, the #1 best selling 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.