Seriously…I’m Kidding by Ellen DeGeneres

About (From Goodreads)

“Sometimes the greatest things are the most embarrassing.” Ellen Degeneres’ winning, upbeat candor has made her show one of the most popular, resilient and honored daytime shows on the air. (To date, it has won no fewer than 31 Emmys.) Seriously… I’m Kidding, Degeneres’ first book in eight years, brings us up to date about the life of a kindhearted woman who bowed out of American Idol because she didn’t want to be mean. Lively; hilarious; often sweetly poignant.

My Thoughts

First off, what’s not to love about Ellen DeGeneres? I mean she’s such a wonderful, giving, loving person and kind too. Not to mention hilarious.

I actually listened to this book because Ellen reads it herself and I feel like when the actual person reads their own book, it just makes sense to hear them read their story. I made the right call. She makes it hilarious and her inflection and pauses make the book much better than if you were trying to read her humor yourself.

She answers questions about her life, she shares some wisdom and she makes you laugh. All things you want from someone’s story. I do think listening to this book is the way to go because Ellen makes the book come to life and you get her humor better as she’s saying. It’s like a very long monologue before her show. But more personal. But I did have to relisten to a few parts because some of it was just there for the comedic feel of the book and you get lost in the comedy that you don’t hear the details of her life. So you can get bogged down in her humor that the good, feel- good, personal parts may go unnoticed.

I do recommend this book though. To everyone. Because it’s such a feel-good, humorous read.

4 out of 5 stars.

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