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The Funny Thing Is... Audio CD – Audiobook, CD, Unabridged
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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.
Top Customer Reviews
By all appearances, Ellen Degeneres is ready to accept the crown for the new queen of written comedy. This fun book reminded me so much of Erma Bombeck... funny, simple circumstances that we can all relate to. Expertly written, THE FUNNY THING IS... had me laughing from cover to cover.
5 stars for sure... my recommendation? BUY IT NOW! You rock, Ellen!
I found some of the most entertaining parts of the book to be about the book itself--how and why she wrote it, the process of picking a title, etc. Some standout essays include her series of solutions to everyday problems (like zoning out in the middle of a conversation) and a delightful account of her meeting with God. Along the way Ellen even reveals the secret behind the crop circle phenomenon.
Ellen's humor in this book is good natured and mild mannered. Even when she touches on the current hot political topic of same-sex marriage, she goes for some gentle absurdist humor rather than in-your-face sass. Ellen's voice is like that of a funny next door neighbor who keeps you chuckling as you share a cup of coffee--or maybe a glass of scotch. Although not every joke strikes the target, overall it's an enjoyable and entertaining book by one of show business's most likeable personalities.
The Funny Thing Is... is a riot! There is no one who can make me laugh quite like Ellen. And her book, full of short chapters of meandering thoughts about nothing in particular, is Ellen at her best. I can hear her "voice" come off the pages, especially in the chapters about her dad, the tour of her home, and the blurb about the CD packaging. Fans of Ellen will no doubt laugh on every page and will feel that every penny spent on this book is definitely worth it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I don't frequently read a lot of books like this but really enjoyed it!there were times that I had to stop reading until the tears stopped!Published 6 months ago by Janet Tarnosky
I thought is would be funnier, It was cute but not worth listening to again.Published 6 months ago by Laura Rethoret