In 1997 Ellen DeGeneres made television history when she came out to the American public on her nationally syndicated sitcom. In spite of the controversy stirred by this personal revelation, Ellen DeGeneres has gone on to become on one the most popular personalities in Hollywood. With her own highly rated daily talk show, a lucrative ad campaign with American Express, and a successful turn as Oscar host to her credit, she has become one of America’s leading female comedians and won her has place a household name. High profile friendships with actresses Anne Heche and Portia de Rossi, have also made a her an unassuming champion for women;s rights. Ellen Degeneres’ monumental success, however, belies a painful childhood and uncertain career beginnings. This comprehensive and intriguing biography explores the life events that shaped the hilarious public figure we know today.
Complete with a chronology of significant events, illustrations, and a bibliography of print and electronic resources, this detailed biography is ideal for general readers looking to learn more about their favorite star or for those seeking information on groundbreaking members of the gay and lesbian community.
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When reading this book it was like hearing every word come directly out of her mouth! Ellen is such a positive, funny, and intelligent person. She gets it! To add to the list, she is a wonderful author as well. I loved reading this. Whether watching her on television, or now, reading her books, she never fails to bring a smile to my face! Thank you Ellen!
OMG she was soon funny in this and see told about some of her life experiences. I like her show so I knew I would like this book. A very quick read. Highly recommend it.
I bought this book after recommendations from lot of websites. Ellen is really hilarious. its a simple book with memoirs and advice and experience. I couldnt help myself laughing throughout the entire book. I am not a fan of book reading,but this one just got me hoooked.
I recommend this product to anyone who likes animals,kids,Ellen, and witty jokes. It's an easy read. Also you can just pick up the book at anytime and start reading and not feel lost. It's very random.
This was a fun and easy read. I read it on a plane ride and it was just the right amount of interesting topics a silly comments and observations to make the flight go fast. And true to form it reads just as though Ellen herself is sitting right next to you talking.