Cover of: The funny thing is-- | Ellen DeGeneres

The funny thing is--

Published by Simon & Schuster in London .
Written in English.

About the Edition

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

Table of Contents

Message from the author
Brunch bunch
That's why prison wouldn't be so bad
My most embarrassing case scenario
God, what a day!
Gift exchange, or, the art of believable acting
Silence is golden
Making your life count (and other fun things to do with your time!)
This is how we live
Penny-pinching for today's gal, or, how to land a man
Working it out
Things that are bothering me this week
My dad was like a father to me
Serious chapter
Controversial chapter
Chapter of apologies
Dear diary
Scientific treatise regarding a matter of great entomological concern to all of us
It's just an expression
Clothes I have regretted wearing
Naming my book: Odyssey
That was then or then was that or anyway, it was before now
Ellen's personal home tour
Things to be grateful for
My self-conscious, or, check me out!
Last chapter
Bonus chapter.


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Library of Congress
PN6165 .D44 2004

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x, 177 pages ;
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