Well-loved talk show host and entertainer Ellen DeGeneres hits it big with her third book, Seriously…I’m Kidding. This hilarious volume contains personal stories, solid advice, and outrageous fiction written by the media maven herself.
In her latest autobiography, DeGeneres shares her thoughts on becoming a CoverGirl model, hosting a season of American Idol, and dealing with everyday life—including the best ways to meditate, why you should make a pro/con list, and how hard it is being royalty (she’s related to future Queen of England Kate Middleton!).
DeGeneres is as funny as she is genuine as she catches us up on what’s been going on in her life since her last book (published in 2003)—she got married, landed her own TV show, and was knighted by the Queen of England.* Although the book is a laugh-out-loud recounting of her journey, she clearly puts her heart into her writing, candidly sharing her story with her fans.
In addition to the biographical stories, DeGeneres also discusses how best to fall asleep (reading a math book), how to be polite (say “G’day, mate” a lot), and the secret to becoming a billionaire (“Make a lot of money. Don’t spend it”).
As a longtime Ellen fan, it was great to get the inside scoop with all of her usual humor. She’s as funny in her book as she is on the air (if not more so). Every page is better than the next; I raced through it, eager to see what else she had to say.
Seriously…I’m Kidding, a 256-page hardcover book, will be released on October 4 by Grand Central Publishing at a list price of $26.99.
*Unconfirmed at the time of publication. Something about her not being a British citizen disqualifying her from being knighted….