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About The Book

An indispensable reference for anyone who knows how to read—or wants to fool people into thinking they do—The Funny Thing Is... is sure to make you laugh.

Ellen DeGeneres published her first book of comic essays, the #1 bestselling My Point...And I Do Have One, way back in 1996. Not one to rest on her laurels, the witty star of stage and screen has since dedicated her life to writing a hilarious new book. That book is this book.

After years of painstaking, round-the-clock research, surviving on a mere twenty minutes of sleep a night, and collaborating with lexicographers, plumbers, and mathematicians, DeGeneres has crafted a work that is both easy to use and very funny. Along with her trademark ramblings, The Funny Thing Is... contains hundreds of succinct insights into her psyche and offers innovative features including:

-More than 50,000 simple, short words arranged in sentences that form paragraphs.
-Thousands of observations on everyday life—from terrible fashion trends to how to handle seating arrangements for a Sunday brunch with Paula Abdul, Diane Sawyer, and Eminem.
-All twenty-six letters of the alphabet.

About The Author

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Ellen DeGeneres is an American stand-up comedian, actress, producer, and currently the Emmy Award–winning host of the syndicated talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show. She has appeared in several films, including as the voice of "Dory" in Finding Nemo?, as well as the sitcom Ellen. In 1997, she came out publicly as a lesbian in an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show and her character on Ellen came out short after. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her wife, Portia de Rossi. 

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster (October 28, 2003)
  • Length: 192 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780743253666

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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.

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