Seriously...I'm Kidding (Paperback)

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Ellen is one of those people that just make me laugh, no matter what it is that she says. Reading her book was no different. I had to stop myself from laughing out loud in public places. This is just a cute, goofy book, that is a great way to pass time if you enjoy her humor. Ellen seems to be telling parts of her story, some of which I still do not know if they are true. The book is compiled from short journals, stories, and other forms of her writing, that don't always make since, but still entertain. If you are looking for a quick, entertaining book, you need to pick this one up!

— Andrea

Recently, it seems as though many
famous comedians have penned their own book tackling everything from
social issues to funny stories of their past. Seriously, though, I'm
not kidding. You need to own this book. Once more, you need to listen
to it on audiobook. I am a fan of her talk show and for some crazy
reason, had never read “Seriously..I'm Kidding” until recently,
and I have never been more convinced that she is, in fact, nothing
short of an extraordinary person. She leaves nothing alone in the
book. She discusses what it was like for her to come out as a gay
woman, the importance of screening for colon and breast cancer, and
last but not least her life and how there is nothing different from
her life than that of anybody else. Ellen connects with the reader,
or listener, and makes you feel as though she is speaking only to
you..and her book is incredibly motivating and not to mention, laugh
out loud. “Seriously...I'm Kidding” is written in a way that
allows the reader to pick it up and read chapters at a time rather
than insisting that you read the book in one sitting to make sense of
it all. And if I haven't convinced you that you must read or listen
to this book yet, just imagine listening to Dory from “Finding
Nemo” reading aloud to you. How could it be anything short of
uplifting and entertaining?

— Kirstyn


Ellen DeGeneres's winning, upbeat candor has made her show one of the most popular, resilient, and honored daytime shows on the air, and her life makes for great (and very funny) reading. Relatable, her first stand-up special in 15 years, airs on Netflix beginning December 18, 2018.

"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?"

Seriously... I'm Kidding is a lively, hilarious, and often sweetly poignant look at the life of the much-loved entertainer as she opens up about her personal life, her talk show, and more.

"DeGeneres's amiably oddball riffs on everything from kale to catwalks to Jesus will make fans smile." - People

"Whatever the topic, DeGeneres's compulsively readable style will appeal to fans old and new." - Publishers Weekly

"Fans will not be disappointed...[DeGeneres's] trademark wit and openness shine through and through." -- Kirkus

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.

Praise For…

DeGeneres's amiably oddball riffs on everything from kale to catwalks to Jesus will make fans smile.—People

Whatever the topic, DeGeneres's compulsively readable style will appeal to fans old and new.—Publisher's Weekly

Fans will not be disappointed. This hodgepodge...displays throughout the author's gift for capturing the absurd hilarity of internal monologue...[DeGeneres's] trademark wit and openness shine through.—Kirkus Reviews
Product Details
ISBN: 9780446585040
ISBN-10: 0446585041
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication Date: September 25th, 2012
Pages: 256
Language: English

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