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3.00012579563858 out of 53.00012579563858 out of 53.00012579563858 out of 53.00012579563858 out of 53.00012579563858 out of 5 3.00 (26,551 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ellen DeGeneres Narrator: Ellen Degeneres Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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If you know anything about Ellen DeGeneres, you know not to expect a typical celebrity memoir from the comedian and talk show host. Her latest book, Seriously … I'm Kidding, instead offers an autobiographical look at her life through witty commentary based on her observations of everyday life.

There's no juicy gossip, but that doesn't mean DeGeneres isn't open and honest when discussing her love life, career or other personal details in the book. She is, as always, upbeat and optimistic even while showcasing her well-known sarcastic side.

Seriously … I'm Kidding was published in 2011, and a lot has happened in her life since her last book was released in 2003. She got married to actress Portia de Rossi, and she became an American Idol judge for the ninth season of the show. The book discusses both of these things in detail, as well as providing anecdotal thoughts about whatever is on her mind. These even include her tips on how to become a billionaire, which is far more simple than one might think. You simply make a lot of money and don't spend it, DeGeneres explains.

Instead of deep stories and a run-down of her personal history, Seriously … I'm Kidding is a hodgepodge of comedic monologues typical of DeGeneres's stand-up work. Some are more internal and would only work in print, like the chapter "For The Children" which directs those with audiobooks to download several coloring pages that accompany the audio files. Most, however, are similar to what one would expect during a stand-up show by one of the most authentic voices in comedy today.

DeGeneres is probably best known for her work on her talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and her two television series Ellen and The Ellen Show. She has won 12 Emmys, in addition to numerous awards for her charity work. She has also hosted the Academy Awards.

DeGeneres is known as an engaging speaker and began her career as a stand-up comedian, so it's only natural she's provides the voice for the audiobook version of this book as well.

Ellen returns in her third book to share some tidbits from her life, including humorous observations, short stories, a poem, a bucket list, and much more.

Along with the expected humor, we get a glimpse of Ellen’s life and opinions on working for Cover Girl, her wife Portia, Oprah, her love of animals, and her always-optimistic outlook on life. You’ll find no stone unturned, no door unopened, no rug unvacuumed, and no ivories untickled. Always a little goofy, Seriously…I’m Kidding is a seriously feel-good read.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Generes’ amiably oddball riffs on everything from kale to catwalks to Jesus will make fans smile.”


  • “Whatever the topic, DeGeneres’ compulsively readable style will appeal to fans old and new.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “This hodgepodge…displays throughout the author’s gift for capturing the absurd hilarity of internal monologue…DeGeneres’ trademark wit and openness shine through.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • An Audie Award Finalist in 2012
  • A #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller
  • A Washington Post Bestseller
  • A Los Angeles Times Bestseller
  • A San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sally | 5/18/2016

    " I love Ellen D. If you don't, skip this book. If you do, it will not disappoint you, except when it ends. Ellen is one of the funniest people I have ever heard. The way she naturally thinks and speaks is her humor. I was thoroughly entertained and left my car happy and laughing every time. Sometimes I just sat in my car to hear more. Then I bought another of her books... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Janelle | 2/19/2014

    " funny.... but kind of pointless, in my opinion. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lacey Vertz | 2/15/2014

    " Let me start by saying I love Ellen Degeneres and usually think she's hilarous....but not in a book. There were a few times I laughed out loud reading this book...but only a few times in over 200 pages. Her humor just isn't as funny reading it from a book. I tried to imagine her voice while reading the book and that helped a little. The book was an easy read though and I easily finished it but not sure I would really recommend it. I was going to buy this book for my kindle but then decided to check it out from the library due to the mixed reviews. Now I'm glad I didn't buy it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Zonaira | 1/29/2014

    " Sometimes its not as much about the book, the content, but the writer. Ellen is one hell of an inspiring person, the one who could cheer and perk you up in your best days and that is what this book does. Some really good stuff and laughs and reduceds everyday tensions to get you to be more positive about life. I loved this book. "

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