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Seriously... I'm Kidding

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ISBN13: 9780446585026
ISBN10: 0446585025
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Staff Pick

It's hard to imagine there are people in the world who don't have a tiny, secret crush on Ellen DeGeneres. And for those who are still in denial, $20 says that will change by the time they finish this book. Dripping with her particular brand of endearing, cheek-busting humor, Seriously... I'm Kidding blithely trips down just about any Ellen path you would want to explore. Witty anecdotes, secrets of life (kale), serious cultural and personal issues, and gambling tips (If you're not winning, switch games. Seriously.), it's all here.
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Publisher Comments:

I've experienced a whole 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?

Review:

"This latest collection of humorous riffs from DeGeneres (The Funny This Is...) goes down as easily as one of the comedian and talk show host's monologues. Arranged loosely around the idea of happiness and how she's found it, the term 'loosely' is used loosely, since DeGeneres veers into topics as diverse as mirrors that magnify your pores (avoid them) and the secret of life (spoiler: it's kale). She's at her best and wittiest when her mind leapfrogs from topic to topic, as in the segue — or lack of one — between a chapter entitled 'Ideas,' in which DeGeneres recounts a thought that once came to her while hanging upside down in a Pilates machine, and 'Gambling,' where the reader learns such helpful tips as if you don't win the slot machine jackpot, don't despair, just go to the roulette table. There's also a smattering of serious issues — identity, homosexuality and gay marriage; inner beauty; and the dangers of labels and stereotypes — but DeGeneres handles each with humor: in 'Babies, Animals, and Baby Animals,' she addresses the much-asked question of whether or not she and wife Portia de Rossi will have children (no, but she can tell which end of a baby you feed). Whatever the topic, DeGeneres's compulsively readable style will appeal to fans old and new." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

The much-loved entertainer opens up about her personal life, her talk show, and joining the judges' table of American Idol.

About the Author

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.

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BigBrad, January 2, 2012 (view all comments by BigBrad)
Ellen has a great sense of humor and the amazing super-power of being able to find-the-funny in everyday situations. This is a great book to pick up when you need a quick pick-me-up. It’s a fast fun read. She’s thrown in some good life wisdom and tons of funny insights into everyday events. Everyone needs to lighten up and sometimes take things a little less seriously. Seriously…I’m Kidding is just what you need if you have been forgetting to enjoy the little things in life. It will make you smile out loud.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780446585026
Author:
DeGeneres, Ellen
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Subject:
Humor : General
Subject:
Humor-Anthologies
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20111031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English

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"Staff Pick" by ,

It's hard to imagine there are people in the world who don't have a tiny, secret crush on Ellen DeGeneres. And for those who are still in denial, $20 says that will change by the time they finish this book. Dripping with her particular brand of endearing, cheek-busting humor, Seriously... I'm Kidding blithely trips down just about any Ellen path you would want to explore. Witty anecdotes, secrets of life (kale), serious cultural and personal issues, and gambling tips (If you're not winning, switch games. Seriously.), it's all here.

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "This latest collection of humorous riffs from DeGeneres (The Funny This Is...) goes down as easily as one of the comedian and talk show host's monologues. Arranged loosely around the idea of happiness and how she's found it, the term 'loosely' is used loosely, since DeGeneres veers into topics as diverse as mirrors that magnify your pores (avoid them) and the secret of life (spoiler: it's kale). She's at her best and wittiest when her mind leapfrogs from topic to topic, as in the segue — or lack of one — between a chapter entitled 'Ideas,' in which DeGeneres recounts a thought that once came to her while hanging upside down in a Pilates machine, and 'Gambling,' where the reader learns such helpful tips as if you don't win the slot machine jackpot, don't despair, just go to the roulette table. There's also a smattering of serious issues — identity, homosexuality and gay marriage; inner beauty; and the dangers of labels and stereotypes — but DeGeneres handles each with humor: in 'Babies, Animals, and Baby Animals,' she addresses the much-asked question of whether or not she and wife Portia de Rossi will have children (no, but she can tell which end of a baby you feed). Whatever the topic, DeGeneres's compulsively readable style will appeal to fans old and new." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , The much-loved entertainer opens up about her personal life, her talk show, and joining the judges' table of American Idol.
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