Book Review: Seriously… I’m Kidding

I’m so behind on my reading that it actually took me almost a year to read a book that a friend got me for my birthday. I don’t know why I put it off for so long when it’s actually a fun, easy, and short.

Who doesn’t love Ellen DeGeneres? She has always been one of the funniest and sweetest talk show hosts and this book reflects the personality we have all come to know and love.

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Every chapter in the book is short and to the point, full of words of wisdom. But that doesn’t mean that any of the humor is lost. In fact, while reading this book, I found myself laughing at every other word. I love how she writes about herself with such confidence, but in that joking manner that you feel you could be talking to your best friend.

I also love how simple and accessible her style is. She is in no form or shape trying to be something she is not: an author. She is a talk show host and media personality and that is reflected in her writing style. There are no complicated words or long sentences. Even some of the grammatical rules are forgone for the sake of the “conversation” flowing.

And that’s great because it keeps you flipping the page, happy to find out what and how she thinks next.

I’ve read several memoirs by famous female comedians, and I have found myself laughing along and being inspired by all of them. But I found this one to be the most special of them all because she remains true to herself.

She even includes pages in the book to color in as a sweet tribute to her toddler aged fans- who according to her, love to see her dance.

I recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a good laugh: like if you need a pick me up, or you just finished a heavy book about World War II (or is that just only me?) and you want to shift gears for a while. You’ll find yourself laughing while learning something new and seeing the world from someone else’s perspective.

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