The Funny Thing Is...

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (3.18 hours)
Product Number: Z100134533
Released: Feb 12, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780743567718
Narrator/s: Ellen Degeneres
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Ellen DeGeneres published her first book of comic essays, the #1 bestselling My Point...and I Do Have One, way back in 1996. Not one to rest on her laurels, the witty star of stage and screen has since dedicated her life to writing a hilarious new book. That book is this audiobook. After years of painstaking, round-the-clock research, surviving on a mere twenty minutes of sleep a night, and collaborating with lexicographers, plumbers, and mathematicians, DeGeneres has crafted a work that is both easy on the ears and very funny. Along with her trademark ramblings, The Funny Thing Is...contains hundreds of succinct insights into her psyche, and offers innovative features including: - More than 50,000 simple, short words arranged in sentences that form paragraphs. - Thousands of observations on everyday life-from terrible fashion trends to how to handle seating arrangements for a Sunday brunch with Paula Abdul, Diane Sawyer, and Eminem. - All twenty-six letters of the alphabet read aloud. Sure to make you laugh, The Funny Thing Ellen in top form.

Author(s): Ellen Degeneres
Genre: Humor
Original Publish Date: Oct 28, 2003

All formats/editions

Author(s): Ellen Degeneres
Product Number EB00583083
Released: Oct 05, 2014
Business Term: 1 Year
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: #9780743253666

Professional reviews

"Fans of Ellen Degeneres will enjoy this audiobook. Much of the material benefits from her decades of work before live audiences and is delivered in her quiet, hesitant style. Her customary approach suits her well when she's reading selections derived from her live act, but at other times, she stretches a bit in attempting a comic essay or an extended surreal drama in the tradition of the best of radio comedy. At those times, the timing is off, and it seems like she doesn't know when to stop. Thankfully, those moments are rare, and, for the most part, Degeneres's gentle discussions of the inanities of daily life are perfect for quiet, familiar comedy. G.T.B. 2004 Audie Award Finalist (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine"

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