I don't mind Ellen. But I have to take her in small doses. She does make me laugh - on her talk show. But this book really didn't make me laugh. It was often times just juvenile. Keep in mind this is younger Ellen just finding stardom from her sitcom "Ellen". Silly personal essays that really didn't do anything for me. I was given this book for Christmas when it first came out, as a stocking stuffer, but I wouldn't have bought it for myself had I been given the chance to leaf through it first at the bookstore.