Book Review: Seriously…I’m Kidding

Seriously… I'm Kidding

Seriously… I’m Kidding by Ellen DeGeneres

My rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

“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

I’m a huge fan of Ellen, well, because she’s funny and amazing. So when I’d picked this book up, I had a lot of expectations.

My therapist has told me to keep myself busy doing happy things, so I binge on The Ellen Show, which always makes me bust a gut! So, when my friend told me that I could read her book, I was très excited.

This book is funny. It has to be. Lemme prove it:

“What’s not so great is that all this technology is destroying our social skills. Not only have we given up on writing letters to each other, we barely even talk to each other. People have become so accustomed to texting that they’re actually startled when the phone rings. It’s like we suddenly all have Batphones. If it rings, there must be danger. Now we answer, “What happened? Is someone tied up in the old sawmill?”
“No, it’s Becky. I just called to say hi.”
“Well you scared me half to death. You can’t just pick up the phone and try to talk to me like that. Don’t the tips of your fingers work?” 

But this book has nothing else. It kind of becomes bland and boring after some time. I wish I had purchased my own copy to color the pictures she had put in there for kids, but I had to return the book to the owner and still be in their good books.

I know Ellen is funny. But I wanted to know something else too! This book also kinda reads like a 200-page lecture that people actually don’t need!

If you’re a fan of Ellen, you can read it. But she doesn’t tell anything about herself in it except the fact that she’s had a colonoscopy and mammography and she is allergic to penicillin.

It was a quick read, and it was funny, so I’m not complaining. If you want to laugh for about two hours, you should probably pick it up, but it doesn’t have anything Ellen’s fans don’t already know.


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