Monday, August 6, 2012

My Point... and I Do Have One by Ellen DeGeneres

My Point... and I Do Have One
by Ellen DeGeneres
 Summary from Goodreads:

"In this #1 New York Times bestseller, Ellen DeGeneres shares her hilarious take on everything from our most baffling human foibles–including how we behave in elevators, airplanes, and restrooms, and why we’re so scared of the boogeyman–to fashion trends, celebrity, and her secret recipe for Ellen’s Real Frenchy French Toast. Most of all, this witty, engaging book offers insights into the mind of one of America’s most beloved comics.…

Dear Reader,
I was awfully excited when I was asked to write a book. I was however, nervous. I was afraid I didn’t have anything important to say. But when I began writing, I realized that although I don’t know a lot about any one thing, I know a little about a whole bunch of things: baking a pie; dancing; curing the common cold; running the Iditarod–it’s all in the book. And I realized I notice things that maybe some people don’t notice (or they don’t notice that they don’t notice). That’s all in the book, too.


I had a blast with reading Seriously... I’m Kidding, which is Ellen’s third book, but I didn’t find My Point... and I Do Have One as fun. Both books have pretty much the same idea and My Point... and I Do Have One even has these cute doodles in them. Sadly it didn’t make the book funnier.

I love Ellen and the way she makes people laugh with just a few words. But the focus of each chapter in this book kind of gets lost whenever she shifts suddenly to an off topic subject (a problem I didn’t have with Seriously... I’m Kidding). It was a little confusing sometimes. Also, most of the really funny parts where in the chapters near the end of the book.

I guess since this was written years ago (90s), it may have been in a different form of humor (if you ask me how or in what form exactly, I don’t know. I’m trying to figure that out too) that I don’t find amusing. Or maybe it lacks the vocal way of Ellen’s spiel-delivery (but then again I read Seriously... I’m Kidding with the same omission but I still found it funny). Whatever the reason, it wasn’t as funny as I expected.

1 comment:

  1. I Fletcher the same way with Tina Fry's book. Try Chelsea Handler's, it's a little dirty but super funny.


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