The Funny Thing Is...

  • Share this:
Share with a friend
Sign into your email account to send this page to a friend:
Outlook or Apple Mail
or other default program
Walmart Gift Card
Put the fun of shopping in their hands with Walmart Gift Cards! Ship to Home or Send via email.
Advertisement
Advertisement

The Funny Thing Is...

Format:  Paperback,

177 pages

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publish Date: Oct 2004

ISBN-13: 9780743247634

ISBN-10: 0743247639

Buy from Walmart

Shipping & Pickup
Online
$10.21

In stock for:

  • Store information not available.

 Buy from Marketplace

Shipping & Additional Information

Book Information

The following content was provided by the publisher.
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.
  • Specifications

    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Publish Date: Oct 2004
    ISBN-13: 9780743247634
    ISBN-10: 0743247639
    Format: Paperback
    Number of Pages: 177
    Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.45
    Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.5
    Walmart No.: 0743247639

    About the author

    Biography of DeGeneres, Ellen

    Ellen Lee DeGeneres was born January 26, 1958. DeGeneres was raised in Metairie, Louisiana, the daughter of Elizabeth Jane DeGeneres, a speech therapist. She moved back to New Orleans to attend the University of New Orleans, where she majored in communication studies. After one semester, she left school to do clerical work in a law firm with her cousin Laura Gillen. She also held a job selling clothes at the chain store the Merry-Go-Round at the Lakeside Shopping Center.

    Other working experiences included being a waitress at TGI Friday's, a house painter, a hostess, and a bartender. She relates much of her childhood and career experiences in her comedic work. DeGeneres started performing stand-up comedy at small clubs and coffee houses. By 1981 she was the emcee at Clyde's Comedy Club in New Orleans. In the early 1980s she began to tour nationally, being named Showtime's Funniest Person in America in 1982. In 1986 she appeared for the first time on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, who likened her to Bob Newhart.

    When Carson invited her over for an onscreen chat after her performance, she became the first comedienne in the show's history to be treated this way. DeGeneres's comedy material became the basis of the successful 1994 - 1998 sitcom Ellen, named These Friends of Mine during its first season. Ellen reached its height of popularity in February 1997 but when the ratings started to decline the show was cancelled. DeGeneres returned to series television in 2001 with a new CBS sitcom, The Ellen Show.

    DeGeneres launched a daytime television talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show in September 2003. It was nominated for 11 Daytime Emmy Awards in its first season, winning four, including Best Talk Show. The show has won 25 Emmy Awards in its first three seasons on the air. In additions to her television series Ellen DeGeneres has written several books. Some of her titles include My Point... And I Do Have One, The Funny Thing Is... and Seriously...I'm Kidding which earned her a spot on Publishers Weekly Best Seller List and made The New york Times Best Seller List for 2012.

    Chapter outline

    A Message from the Authorp. 1
    The Brunch Bunchp. 9
    That's Why Prison Wouldn't Be So Badp. 15
    My Most Embarrassing Case Scenariop. 21
    God, What a Day!p. 33
    Gift Exchange, or, The Art of Believable Actingp. 39
    Silence Is Goldenp. 45
    Making Your Life Count (and Other Fun Things to Do with Your Time!)p. 51
    This Is How We Livep. 59
    Penny-pinching for Today's Gal, or, How to Land a Manp. 67
    Working It Outp. 73
    Smartishnessp. 79
    The Things That Are Bothering Me This Weekp. 87
    My Dad Was Like a Father to Mep. 91
    The Serious Chapterp. 101
    The Controversial Chapterp. 103
    The Chapter of Apologiesp. 105
    Dear Diaryp. 107
    A Scientific Treatise Regarding a Matter of Great Entomological Concern to All of Usp. 121
    It's Just an Expressionp. 123
    Clothes I Have Regretted Wearingp. 131
    Naming My Book: The Odysseyp. 137
    That Was Then or Then Was That or Anyway, It Was Before Nowp. 143
    Ellen's Personal Home Tourp. 149
    Things to Be Grateful Forp. 157
    My Self-Conscious, or, Check Me Out!p. 163
    The Last Chapterp. 171
    Bonus Chapterp. 173

    Reviews

    Review by Library Journal (2004-03-01)

    This medley of comic essays is satisfyingly rambling as DeGeneres muses about the familiar and fantastic, from toilet paper to the conjectured advantages of living in prison. The author's wry, deadpan reading gives this audio the nuance and spark of stand-up comedy. Although the book inspires more smiles than laughs, its energetic good spirits provide the same brief, pleasant diversion one might get from sharing an ice cream sundae with a chatty, opinionated friend. Recommended for adult audio collections.

    -Judith Robinson, Univ. at Buffalo, NY

    (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

    Book description

    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.

    Customer Product Reviews

     

    Gifting Plans

    Financing Offers

    Make the most of your shopping experience with the Walmart® MasterCard® or Walmart Credit Card.

    Save $25 when you open a Walmart® Credit Card and spend $75 today.*

    *Offer subject to credit approval

    Learn More or Apply Now

    No Payments + No Interest if Paid in Full in 6 Months!
    Enjoy no payments for 6 months. You'll have 6 months with no payments, and no interest if paid in full within 6 months on orders over $250. Otherwise, interest will be charged from the original date of purchase. Bill Me Later is the quick, easy, secure way to buy online without using your credit card. Simply select Bill Me Later at checkout. Subject to credit approval.

    See Terms