The Funny Thing Is

The Funny Thing Is

Book - 2004
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'Why write a second book, you ask? Because there are some words I didn't use in the first one,' Ellen quipped when asked about her new collection of essays. Sharply observant and brilliantsly absurd, Ellen's unique voice and original perspective made her first book, MY POINT...AND I DO HAVE ONE, an instant, #1 New York Times bestseller. Now she turns her attention once again to the written word, spinning simple observations into imaginative essays, mixing her trademaek self-deprecating wit with a smart sophistication perfectly tailored for the page. Here Ellen offeres riffs on everything from why a prison stay might not be so bad to a eulogy for her coffee addiction; from her memories of a visit to God's house to how salespeople have figured out that saying 'It makes your ass look fabulous!' will get you to buy just about anything. Whimsical, clever and always spot-on observant, THE FUNNY THING IS... is a satisfying follow-up to Ellen's smash hit bestseller - a collection that perfectly captures the brilliance of this comic supernova.
Publisher: London : Simon & Schuster, 2004
ISBN: 9780743247634
0743247639
Branch Call Number: ANF 818.5402 DEGE
Characteristics: x, 177 p. ; 22 cm

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This is hilarious! Ellen is an amazing talk show host but wait till you hear her as an author

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GuyN
Jan 23, 2012

Although her personality sells her humor better on screen, Ellen provides plenty of laughs, often at her own expense. It may help to already be familiar with her TV humor.

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Buymoria
Nov 06, 2010

Hilarious - a must read! A joke in every paragraph, easy to relate to and makes you have a fun time. I've always loved Ellen, so good for her for not only managing to be funny on her show but on paper too!

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