Saturday, 19 July 2014

The Funny Thing Is... - Ellen Degeneres

The Funny Thing Is...
By Ellen Degeneres
Reviewed by Jamie
Published: October 1st 2004
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages: 192
ISBN: 0743247639

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. (Goodreads)

This is a really enjoyable quick read! It didn't quite live up to what I thought it would, in comparison to Seriously I'm Kidding by Ellen it just wasn't as funny and captivating. That being said this is still a great little read! It definitely had its laugh out loud moments and I recognized some bits from Ellen's stand up from back in the day, which was awesome! I wish I would have listened to it on audiobook, I think it would have made the experience better!

I just LOVE Ellen :)
3.5/5 Albi Cats

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