Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Seriously...I'm Kidding by Ellen DeGeneres


Published in 2012, Seriously...I'm Kidding is Ellen DeGeneres' first book in 12 years, and she has a lot to tell you. Covering topics from becoming the first openly gay CoverGirl to being a judge on American Idol, DeGeneres fills her readers in on what's been going on in her life.


This was an okay read. I like Ellen, but I'm not the biggest fan so while her jokes were funny, they were more chuckle-worthy that LOL-worthy. At times her prose felt a bit preachy, like her CoverGirl chapter that  expounded on the fact that we're a society that focuses too much on beauty (um, yeah). But overall she did a good job of mixing her jokes with an overview of how she lives her life.

If you like Ellen and her comedy I think you'll really enjoy her book. It's a fun, quick read that gives a good description of all the things she's been up to the last twelve years without feeling like just a list of events.

3 out of 5 stars

1 comment:

  1. Ellen's book, Seriously... I'm Kidding, is awesome. Those who think the book is not deep or serious enough, should look at the title and consider Ellen's stand-up humor, which is usually rambling observations and experiences. Just sit back and laugh at the ridiculousness. It isn't supposed to be a serious autobiography!