Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Seriously... I'm Kidding by Ellen Degeneres


I've experienced a lot the last few years and I have a lot to share. So I hope that you'll take a moment to sit back, relax and enjoy the words I've put together for you in this book. I think you'll find I've left no stone unturned, no door unopened, no window unbroken, no rug unvacuumed, no ivories untickled. What I'm saying is, let us begin, shall we?

My thoughts:
I enjoyed listening to this book.  I read one of Ellen's books a few months ago and enjoyed it too, but it was even more fun to have her read it to you.  I liked listening to how she delivered each of the stories and chapters.  It was like having  a friend sitting there with you and talking about their day.  She had me laughing out loud at times, but the hard part with audio for me is remembering each part individually.  I'm not sure if it is because I am also doing something else while listening, like driving or running or doing some sort of housework, or if it is just missing the act of reading the written word, but I tend to have less recall of non-fiction audio.  Fiction audio I seem to do better recall wise with.  I wonder if this is just me or if other people experience the same issues.  I guess part of it is that, while it was a fun and entertaining read/listen it didn't actually tell anything new it was just meant to entertain which it did very well.  So, while I can't tell you any specifics of why I liked it, I really did and I was sad to hear it come to an end.

 Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780446585026
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/4/2011
  • Pages: 256

1 comment:

  1. I agree, that is hard when you cant flip pages back to look at things again... one of the few downfalls of audio.

    I enjoyed this one too. I remember when Ellen went through those hard years and I am thrilled to see her being embraced again.