My Point … And I Do Have One by Ellen DeGeneres This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

April 19, 2011
In Ellen DeGeneres' book My Point … And I Do Have One, she speaks with truth. And she does have a point. She alternates between what is actually happening in her life and what she feels and imagines and tells outlandish stories about. DeGeneres shows off her talent as a comedian by including funny anecdotes throughout the book. I found it refreshing that she didn't just write about her rise to fame. She spoke of real life and real people.

I feel a connection with ­DeGeneres. She is not feminine and delicate, and neither am I. She has few good memories of her childhood, and this is a sad fact that we share. I suppose I expected a comedian's book to be funny, but I enjoyed it because it was not just funny but addressed real-world issues as well as her inner feelings.

This is an entertaining, interesting, and quirky autobiography. I think aspiring comedians would benefit a lot from reading it, since DeGeneres talks about her time on stage. I also think that people struggling with image issues will find it helpful, since some chapters are very uplifting and she gives some great advice.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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