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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 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.

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The instant "New York Times" bestseller--now in paperback--is a hilarious tour de force from the beloved comedy superstar and daytime talk show host.

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Brilliantly imaginative, shrewdly observant, and delightfully absurd--Ellen DeGeneres' unique voice made her first book, My Point...and I Do Have One, a smash hit that spent more than six months on the New York Times bestseller list. Now, with her profile higher than ever thanks to her role as Dory in Disney's blockbuster animated film, Finding Nemo, and a critically acclaimed new talk show that "makes daytime TV fun again" (Entertainment Weekly), Ellen once more turns her attention to the written word with her second collection of comic essays. The Funny Thing Is... brims with Ellen's trademark insights into the simple, witty, universal truths of life. Riffing on everything from why prison might not be so bad to a visit to God's house for fondue and chablis, from terrible fashion trends to how to handle seating arrangements for a Sunday brunch with Paula Abdul, Diane Sawyer, and Eminem, this is Ellen at her self-deprecating, whimsical, and wholly irreverent best.

About the Author

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 nominations as host of the 39th Annual Grammy Awards, as an executive producer of HBO's If These Walls Could Talk 2, and as star and executive producer of her critically acclaimed one-woman HBO special The Beginning. DeGeneres made history when her on-screen persona Ellen Morgan became the first openly gay leading character on television, but her groundbreaking legacy had already begun in 1986, on the Tonight Show, when she became the first and only female comic invited by Johnny Carson to sit down with him after her stand-up performance. In September 2003, DeGeneres launched The Ellen DeGeneres Show, her own nationally syndicated daytime talk show.

Table of Contents

table of contents

A Message from the Author

The Brunch Bunch

That's Why Prison Wouldn't Be So Bad

My Most Embarrassing Case Scenario

God, What a Day!

Gift Exchange, or, The Art of Believable Acting

Silence Is Golden

Making Your Life Count (and Other Fun Things to Do with Your Time!)

This Is How We Live

Penny-pinching for Today's Gal, or, How to Land a Man

Working It Out

Smartishness

The Things That Are Bothering Me This Week

My Dad Was Like a Father to Me

The Serious Chapter

The Controversial Chapter

The Chapter of Apologies

Dear Diary

A Scientific Treatise Regarding a Matter of Great Entomological Concern to All of Us

It's Just an Expression

Clothes I Have Regretted Wearing

Naming My Book: The Odyssey

That Was Then or Then Was That or Anyway, It Was Before Now

Ellen's Personal Home Tour

Things to Be Grateful For

My Self-Conscious, or, Check Me Out!

The Last Chapter

Bonus Chapter

What Our Readers Are Saying

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writermala, July 5, 2012 (view all comments by writermala)
For those of us who have seen Ellen Degeneres on TV it is no news that she can be really funny. "The Funny Thing Is," her second book confirms that she is a wonderful, funny, writer too. She has a way with words that is incredibly (at the risk of repeating myself,) FUNNY!! Yes, a very funny book that I would recommend as a must read.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780743247634
Author:
Degeneres, Ellen
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Author:
DeGeneres, Ellen
Subject:
Form - Essays
Subject:
General Humor
Subject:
Humor-Anthologies
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Ellen DeGeneres, My Point...And I Do Have One, essays, lgbt, funny, humor, witty, celebrity
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Publication Date:
October 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 6.02 oz

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"Synopsis" by , The instant "New York Times" bestseller--now in paperback--is a hilarious tour de force from the beloved comedy superstar and daytime talk show host.
"Synopsis" by , Brilliantly imaginative, shrewdly observant, and delightfully absurd--Ellen DeGeneres' unique voice made her first book, My Point...and I Do Have One, a smash hit that spent more than six months on the New York Times bestseller list. Now, with her profile higher than ever thanks to her role as Dory in Disney's blockbuster animated film, Finding Nemo, and a critically acclaimed new talk show that "makes daytime TV fun again" (Entertainment Weekly), Ellen once more turns her attention to the written word with her second collection of comic essays. The Funny Thing Is... brims with Ellen's trademark insights into the simple, witty, universal truths of life. Riffing on everything from why prison might not be so bad to a visit to God's house for fondue and chablis, from terrible fashion trends to how to handle seating arrangements for a Sunday brunch with Paula Abdul, Diane Sawyer, and Eminem, this is Ellen at her self-deprecating, whimsical, and wholly irreverent best.
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