The Funny Thing Is... - Ellen DeGeneres I went into this mistakenly thinking it was a biography but what it amounts to is stand-up comedy in the written form. While bits of it were cute most of the book wasn't particularly funny and it often seemed to just ramble on. I did learn that Ellen eats veal (ugh, but I think she's veg now) and that she grew up poor but that's about as deep as it gets. Overall a real bummer.