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Seriously...I'm Kidding [Hardcover]

Ellen DeGeneres
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Oct. 4 2011
I've experienced a lot the last few years and I have a lot to share. So I hope that you'll take a moment to sit back, relax and enjoy the words I've put together for you in this book. I think you'll find I've left no stone unturned, no door unopened, no window unbroken, no rug unvacuumed, no ivories untickled. What I'm saying is, let us begin, shall we?

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From School Library Journal

Grade 4-7-This collection of folktales from around the world presents a range of tales that all feature strong women. While the majority of stories (7 out of 13) are European in origin, most are relatively unfamiliar. Only four of the tales, "Atalanta the Huntress," "Fitcher's Bird" (a Bluebeard/Mr. Fox variant), "Burd Janet" (a Tam Lin variant), and "Molly Whuppie," are likely to be recognized by readers. Yolen's retellings are consistently engaging and well written, whether she is dealing with the history of the White River Sioux in "Brave Woman Counts Coup" or "Nana Miriam," a culture hero of the Songhai of Niger. Ample source notes and explanations of Yolen's additions and changes are included as is a thorough bibliography. Unfortunately, the cover painting of a buxom girl on a ship seems much more suited to a "damsel in distress" collection than to these stories that eschew the helpless female. However, the interior illustrations are better.
Ellen A. Greever, University of New Orleans, LA
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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The title says it all: this is a spirited collection with a lively pace. Yolen's introduction, written as an open letter to her daughter and granddaughters, and her notes and bibliography frame the collection well. Like a bezel that holds a gem, her beginning and ending pieces remind us that girls know how to be heroes (but that boys need to know it, too) and that every time and culture has stories of female heroes that need to be heard again and again. So Yolen tells tales that may be familiar--among them, Germany's "Fitcher's Bird," related to "Mr. Fox and Bluebeard," in which the young Erna saves herself and her sisters from the clutches of an evil wizard. Other tales will be less well known: in a tale from Romania, Mizilca serves in the sultan's army in her sick father's place; and in a tale from Argentina, Maldonada's kindness to a puma and its cubs saves her. The stories sing and soar in Yolen's supple language, and each is contained enough for a read-aloud. Illustrations not available in galley. GraceAnne A. DeCandido --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Fluffy and funny Dec 4 2011
Format:Hardcover
Couldn't help but read this book in Ellen's voice! It was light, fluffy and funny... perfect for reading on the commute or just to give your mind a break. Don't expect literary genius from this.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Seriously... I LOVE IT! Oct. 25 2011
Format:Hardcover
Ellen's third book is probably the best yet! From the cover (where she tells me I'm her favorite reader and she likes how I hold the book) to the inside cover (where I'm assured reading this book will help me lose weight and get healthier) to the chapter for kids with coloring pages, this book is awesome!! If you like Ellen, you will love this book!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Seriously...this book will make you laugh June 21 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
With a light heart I read this book before sleeping, it washes away my worries gets me in a relaxed mood.
And makes me giggle before sleeping.
Love it. Well written. When you hold it just feels really good. Yeh a feel good book!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ellen Degeneres Nov. 1 2012
By fsalick
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I found this book to be very entertaining. It does read like a "stand-up routine" but the insights that she shares both personally and generically are very interesting. Ellen delivers some food for thought with her musings. It's both funny and soulful.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Karen Oct. 14 2012
Format:Hardcover
Purchased this book in audio form for a car ride. Honestly, I was looking to be entertained by something that I thought would be funny and light. I didn't really have any high expectations. Unfortunately this was a terrible listen. It started out strong and then it just went to ramblings that made no sense at all. I am actually a fan of Ellen otherwise, but this book was definitely a waste of money and time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! June 13 2012
By Laura
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
It is a great book to be read. When you read it, you can relate to most of the things, and most important, it makes you laugh. Great work, Ellen.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST READ Nov. 16 2011
By Lisa
Format:Hardcover
Funniest book I have ever read! I was flying to Chicago and I couldn't stop laughing out loud while sitting next to Martin Short!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pure bliss March 8 2014
By mo
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Loved this book!!! Ellen gives you a piece of joy every time you turn a page! What a great, relaxing read...just love this woman to pieces!!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Funny Read
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Published 3 months ago by Lisa Wolsey
4.0 out of 5 stars If you like Ellen....
....you will like this book. If you do not like Ellen you would not have bought it anyways.
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Published 3 months ago by Bootsy Bass
5.0 out of 5 stars I've never read a funnier book
In my opinion, this book is akin to reading a great stand-up comedy routine. I actually bought it in the middle of a custody battle along with cps to keep my godson in our home and... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Laurie
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed it
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