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Ellen DeGeneres
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15 Nov 2004
Whimsical, clever and always spot-on observant, THE FUNNY THING a satisfying follow-up to Ellen's smash hit bestseller - a collection that perfectly captures the brilliance of this comic supernova.

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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd; 1st Simon & Schuster Pbk. Ed edition (15 Nov 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0743247639
  • ISBN-13: 978-0743247634
  • Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 14.3 x 1.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 133,117 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Entertainment Weekly" DeGeneres is in top form with her second collection of kooky observations....Her strongest assets -- a-hard won dignity and softly skewed worldview -- are on chuckle-inducing display throughout.

About the Author

Ellen DeGeneres's first book, "My Point...and I Do Have One, " was an instant national bestseller that spent more than six months on the "New York Times" bestseller list. DeGeneres has won an Emmy Award, a Peabody Award, and a People's Choice Award for her work as a writer and actress on her television series "Ellen, " and received Emmy nominations as host of the "39th Annual Grammy Awards, " as an executive producer of HBO's "If These Walls Could Talk 2, " and as star and executive producer of her critically acclaimed one-woman HBO special "The Beginning." DeGeneres made history when her on-screen persona Ellen Morgan became the first openly gay leading character on television, but her groundbreaking legacy had already begun in 1986, on the "Tonight Show, " when she became the first and only female comic invited by Johnny Carson to sit down with him after her stand-up performance. In September 2003, DeGeneres launched "The Ellen DeGeneres Show, " her own nationally syndicated daytime talk show. --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The unbelievably funny thing is.... 1 Jan 2005
This book is fantastic, i am not a huge book reader, still trying to trawl through the 5th Harry Potter book(bought the day it was released) But this book i could not put down, it made me laugh begining to end! She is such a funny person, and her heart is in the right place. Oh and dont forget the bonus chapter you get absolutly free!!
Great book, 5 huge, bright, sparkley stars!!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A very funny thing! 4 April 2007
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I thoroughly enjoyed reading Ellen's book and laughed a lot while reading her observations about parking, fitness lessons and food! I only wished the book was longer and it included more entries from her personal relationships with Anne Heche and Portia de Rossi, as well as her experience as a worldwide known talk show host (a tv personality). It would have been thrilling to read about her efforts to help the underprivileged and the misunderstood, as well as the people who have found a way 'from rags to riches' and who are living the life of their dreams, doing whatever their mission in life may be.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to read humour!! 4 May 2004
this book is so funny and makes you laugh out loud, so i wouldnt read it on a buslike i did because they will think your weird.i was a bit disappointed that alot of what is in the book is in the DVD she has out called Ellen Live, but it is still well worth the buy, for the other extras that are in. its ace!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The funny thing is.....its really funny 2 Jan 2010
By Sarah D
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I opened this book and the first page made me laugh out loud and I could not stop till I finished the book. it is extremely funny. I love her funny spin on eveyday embarrasing moments from what clothes your wearing to not listening in a conversation and being asked a question. She is a very funny lady in everything she does from her sitcom days to the ellen degeneres show she does today. She never fails to make me laugh and this book certianly did and you get a whole chapter absoluty free so I would really recommend you buy this book as I am sure it will make you laugh like I did.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book 16 Jun 2012
By Joanna
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I love everything that Ellen does and so as her books.Really funny stuff :)
So yeah,great work from Ellen,I truly recommend :)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars OMG... You've got to read this book! 1 Dec 2011
By Emsky
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This book is fantastic. I loved Ellen's first book and I loved this one too. Already bought her 3rd one and can't wait to read it.
It's sooo funny. Ellen talks utter nonsense throughout most of the book, but so many times I found myself thinking 'yeah, I do/think that too'
I read half of it to my mum cos everytime I laughed she wanted to know what was so funny.

Totally laugh out loud at this fabulous book. Love you Ellen... keep writing :) x x x
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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Funny Thing Funny 5 Nov 2003
What a great book, I only read the first sentence and I started laughing! The book is basically about all these experiences and events, and well how wrong and embarrasing they can get! The way I just described it sounds like a typical bad comedy, but it's not, it's so funny, I can't describe it!
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Low-Key Humour 21 Jan 2004
By takingadayoff VINE VOICE
Ellen's humour is understated and quiet, so don't expect a lot of laugh-out-loud moments. This is more a smile-in-agreement-at-how-ridiculous-it-all-is sort of comedy. The Funny Thing Is is a pleasant read, perfect to take on the airplane or at the Motor Vehicle Department. I hope she's busy writing her next book!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant not to be missed
Rambling funny stories..............hillerious

if you don't buy it you will regret it, I bought all three books and was not diasppointed
Published 2 months ago by Marie P McChesney
4.0 out of 5 stars Really enjoyed it
Bought as a gift, book was really good read, love watching Ellen and reading her books, she is one funny lady.
Published 4 months ago by Shelle
5.0 out of 5 stars Ellen DeGeneres
Purchased a second hand copy which was described as 'good condition'. I was a little unsure as I was buying it on behalf of someone else. Read more
Published 5 months ago by mike
2.0 out of 5 stars Odd
If you want a book of strange anecdotes that may or may not be true then this is for you, personally I got bored of the ridiculousness and decided not to continue reading.
Published 7 months ago by Claire
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny, intelligent and wonderful human being
Love this book ...sparkling with Ellen's love for life and laughter. Love everything she does and all her work for human rights, women and animals.
Published 10 months ago by Georgina A Hodge
2.0 out of 5 stars short, unintelligent and I expected more from Ellen
Not terribly funny, or intelligent. Ellen is a great comedian, presenter and personality, I'm not sure however if this is her best write up.
Published 12 months ago by AvidReader
4.0 out of 5 stars Love Ellen
I ordered thus book on my kindle, loving the easy use of the kindle for buying books, this book is good if you like Ellen (which I do)
Published 13 months ago by Shelli
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
Highly entertaining, finished it after just one day. Ellen is awesome. Read this book, people - you will not regret it!
Published 14 months ago by Elise
5.0 out of 5 stars So funny
Love this girl she is so funny, straight to the point, says what we are all really thinking! Love it x
Published 14 months ago by A. R. Davies
5.0 out of 5 stars Fab read
Very good book. good chuckle vision behind. Would definitely read more books in the future and wood recommended to people.
Published 14 months ago by €harlie'$
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