Book 32 of my 2019 Reading Challenge
read from March 20 - 28
by Ellen DeGeneres
Summary (via the book jacket)
Welcome to my third book. Inside this book you will find an assortment of wonderful things - words, pictures, advice, tidbits, morsels, shenanigans, and, in some copies, four hundred dollars cash. So you might want to buy a few.
I'm so happy you're holding this book in your hands right now and reading its jacket or flap or whatever you want to call this little extra part of the book. Jackap or Flacket or Flapjacket. Whatever, really.
I don't have enough room on this flapjacket to tell you all the reasons why you should buy this book, but I can tell you this and it's a guarantee: if you buy it, you will feel better, look better, be happier, grow taller, lose weight, get a promotion at work, have shinier hair, and fall madly, deeply in love.
And as an added bonus feature I'd like to point out that this flapjacket doubles as a bookmark. So you're paying for a book and you're getting a bookmark absolutely free. Where else are you going to find that kind of deal?
Now, before you begin reading, if you'd like to learn more about me please turn to the back flap. (Back flap sounds weird, doesn't it? The more you say it the more it sounds like something you try to get rid of through exercise and eating right. Anyway, please read on.)
This was a good palate cleanser to read before bed because the other books I was reading at the same time were not helpful in calming down and drifting off.
It's an older book but her material isn't really that dated since it's observational stuff. The chapter of journal entries was a clever way to hit some of her life's highlights. Nothing groundbreaking or new if you're familiar with her work but it was fine.
A Few Quotes from the Book
"To me, beauty if about being comfortable in your own skin. It's about knowing and accepting who you are. I'm happy being who I am. I'm confident, I live honestly and truthfully, and I think that's why I was chosen as the first fifty-year-old, open gay CoverGirl. It's just a bonus that I have devastatingly blue eyes."
"It is better to give than to receive. ~ Liars"