1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 29 March 1999
As a recently "out" daughter I bought this book to understand what my family members are going through. Betty Degeneres is an inspiring role model for anyone concerned about tolerance in today's world. She delivers a message that many parents should be relieved to hear. Her love for her daughter is palpable, and expressed in a way that all parents of all children can relate to. A wonderful book for everyone. Bravo, Betty!
on 28 March 2014
This book, Love Ellen is really inspirational as Betty DeGeneres describes how her life changed when her daughter Ellen came out to her as gay. It explains her struggles with accepting her daughter as being gay and how she overcame them, it also discusses how to some being gay was unacceptable and how Ellen and her mother dealt with this.
I thought that the book was really inspiring because it showed how Betty came up accept her daughter through more knowledge about homosexuality. She then went on to help other gay people and their families by becoming an activist who spoke about her experiences with Ellen to help others in similar situations to her. She sends a strong message to parents about accepting their children if they are gay because its not a choice they have made it is just they way they are and being gay doesn't change who they are just the person they love.
Thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, I couldn't put it down! A very inspirational lady and well told story.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 3 May 1999
Betty DeGeneres reminds me of my mom. There is so much love that it really shines through out all of the pages-for Ellen ,Anne and Vance. It takes a while after you come out to your mom, but it is worth the wait. Living your truth is extremely important.
on 25 October 2011
I found this book very very interesting to understand what my mother must be going through at the moment since I've just came out to her!! I am very lucky that she is open to it and just letting me be happy.
I would recommend this book to anyone since it's not just about gay and straight, it's about life!
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 11 May 1999
Betty Degeneres gave us a wonderful glimpse into her world; our world. Her journey is an uplifting one full of wisdom and hard lessons learned. I'm glad for the sharing. A bit self-indulgent at times, however... I'm only too glad to indulge her. Mrs. Degeneres, Thank You!