Monday, April 22, 2013
Since this is humor, I think the two are pretty much one and the same. And I wasn't impressed. I love Ellen on TV. I can't think of anything I've seen her in that I didn't find hilarious and her show consistently makes me laugh. But none of that translated to the book. It's a whole lot of very short collections of thoughts and many of them are lengthy and rambling. Some of them are just goofy and, geeze I hate to say it, dumb. Way too many of the selections involve Degeneres losing her train of thought and forgetting what she was originally talking about. I just was very unimpressed and, frankly, bored.
This is the part that was particularly trippy for me. Ellen narrates the book, and I totally associate her voice with humor. So I keep hearing her voice and expecting something hilarious to come out, but it's not. It was kind of disconcerting. Her voice was, to me, the best part of the book and the only part that actually seemed like her.
I still love you, Ellen. And I would give another one of her books a try. But I don't think I'd give another collection of her musings a try. It looks like both of her other books are similar in nature, but I'd love to see her put out an autobiography in the vein of Bossypants. THAT I would pick up for sure. As far as this one is concerned, I don't recommend it.
Posted by Julie G at 7:18 PM