Oh, did I laugh with this book! I listened to this as an audiobook read by the author, and I'm really happy I did so because she was great.
Of course, there were many jokes that were not funny, or where it seemed she tried too hard because you can't have a book where EVERYTHING is funny, but most of the time I found it truly entertaining, and at certain points I even laughed out loud. On the bus. Or on the subway. People looked at me funny and I couldn't help but laughing more.
A special mention has to be the chapter on How to Be a Supermodel:
"Since I am a CoverGirl, I thought if any of you are interested in learning a little bit about modeling I could offer you some tips. I’ve sashayed down plenty of catwalks in my day—well, one. But I know what it takes to make an impression. So here are some suggestions, as long as you are willing to be fierce.
One: The Look
Always look like you’re angry at the universe for making you too pretty.
Two: The Walk
Trot. Aggressively, like you’re a horse that’s trying to avoid puddles.
Three: The Squint
Squint like someone is bouncing sunlight off their watch and directly into your eyes.
Four: The Pout
Get those lips out there. Purse your lips like you’re trying to sip out of a straw that someone keeps moving away from you.
Five: The Pose
Be mysterious. Always pose with one hand in your pocket as if to say, “I’m so mysterious, this hand in my pocket could be a hook hand. You don’t know.”
Six: The Breeze
Carry a giant oscillating fan with you at all times. No exceptions.
Now put it all together. Trot! Squint! Get the straw! Who’s a pretty girl? You are. Keep trotting!"
I have been practicing Ellen's tips and the fan part can be a little tricky but hey, nobody said being a model was easy :)
There are a few chapters with nothing but random comments, and even a chapter where she makes funny noises with her mouth, as a special treat for the audiobook listeners (lol). But joking is not everything here. Ellen makes a point of trying to encourage people to be nice to each other, to love yourself for who you are, to keep a positive attitude, and in general, to just be happy. She really tries to make a difference and you have to love her for it.
I really recommend this book if you want to have a good time and want to forget about real life for a while. Four stars!!