I don’t watch much television, so I don’t feel too bad about saying that I’ve never watched the Ellen DeGeneres Show. Yet, I’ve always liked the woman. Not in a oh-my-gods-Ellen’s-so-freaking-hot-and-I-want-a-piece-of-her kind of way, with me not being a lesbian and all, but… okay, no one really cares about that, huh? I’m just saying that there is something about the woman, which makes her approachable, relatable and very sweet.
To the audiobook…
I found the writing light and eclectic; funny at times, real at times, just real enough at times, and of its time… most of times. I love the way Ellen talks about herself. Like in the title, seriously but kidding. She discusses everything from childrearing, lotions and flip-flops to mammograms, colonoscopies and being happy with the soul that lives under one’s skin.
Yes, the structure of the very short memoir is that wild. But I didn’t mind it in the least. I listened to Ellen while cleaning my house. During a chapter on meditation, I found myself closing my eyes and getting into a yoga pose while wearing heavy duty rubber gloves. That’s what Seriously… I’m Kidding is like: ridiculously lighthearted with funny—and sometimes insightful—bits of everyday life.
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