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Seriously--I'm Kidding 1 Edition
Contributor(s): DeGeneres, Ellen
ISBN: 0446585025     ISBN-13: 9780446585026
Publisher: Grand Central Pub
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Product Type: Hardcover - Other Formats
Published: October 2011
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Annotation: The stand-up comedian, television host, bestselling author, and actress candidly discusses her personal life and professional career and describes what it was like to become a judge on "American Idol."
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Comedians; United States; Biography.
Television personalities; United States; Biography.
BISAC Categories:
- Biography & Autobiography | Entertainment & Performing Arts
- Performing Arts | Comedy
Dewey: 792.702/8092
LCCN: 2011024930
Academic/Grade Level: General Adult
Book type: Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 9.00" H x 6.00" W x 1.00" (0.90 lbs) 241 pages
 
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Contributor Bio(s): Ellen DeGeneres is a beloved stand-up comedian, television host, bestselling author, and actress. She hosts the syndicated talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and was also a judge on American Idol in its ninth season in 2009.

DeGeneres has hosted both the Academy Awards and the Primetime Emmys. As a film actress, she starred in Mr. Wrong, appeared in EDtv and The Love Letter, and provided the voice of Dory in the Disney-Pixar animated film Finding Nemo, for which she awarded a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress, the first and only time a voice acting won a Saturn Award. She also starred in two television sitcoms, Ellen from 1994 to 1998 and The Ellen Show from 2001 to 2002. She has won twelve Emmys and numerous awards for her work and charitable efforts.Ellen DeGeneres is a beloved stand-up comedian, television host, bestselling author, and actress. She hosts the syndicated talk showThe Ellen DeGeneres Show, and was also a judge on American Idol in its ninth season in 2009.

DeGeneres has hosted both the Academy Awards and the Primetime Emmys. As a film actress, she starred inMr. Wrong, appeared in EDtv and The Love Letter, and provided the voice of Dory in the Disney-Pixar animated filmFinding Nemo, for which she awarded a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress, the first and only time a voice acting won a Saturn Award. She also starred in two television sitcoms,Ellen from 1994 to 1998 and The Ellen Show from 2001 to 2002. She has won twelve Emmys and numerous awards for her work and charitable efforts.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2011 August #4)

This latest collection of humorous riffs from DeGeneres (The Funny This Is...) goes down as easily as one of the comedian and talk show host's monologues. Arranged loosely around the idea of happiness and how she's found it, the term "loosely" is used loosely, since DeGeneres veers into topics as diverse as mirrors that magnify your pores (avoid them) and the secret of life (spoiler: it's kale). She's at her best and wittiest when her mind leapfrogs from topic to topic, as in the segue—or lack of one—between a chapter entitled "Ideas," in which DeGeneres recounts a thought that once came to her while hanging upside down in a Pilates machine, and "Gambling," where the reader learns such helpful tips as if you don't win the slot machine jackpot, don't despair, just go to the roulette table. There's also a smattering of serious issues—identity, homosexuality and gay marriage; inner beauty; and the dangers of labels and stereotypes—but DeGeneres handles each with humor: in "Babies, Animals, and Baby Animals," she addresses the much-asked question of whether or not she and wife Portia de Rossi will have children (no, but she can tell which end of a baby you feed). Whatever the topic, DeGeneres's compulsively readable style will appeal to fans old and new. (Oct.)

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