Inspired by Ellen Degeneres

The title for 241 is Comedy Club and I ought to write something inspired by a comedian. First of all, I like Ellen Degeneres and I think she is one of the best standup comedian other than George Carlin. I did a search and found these five books written by Ellen Degeneres. The most recent books is Home: The Art of Effortless Design in 2015.

It’s interesting that she had wanted to be an interior designer when she was 13. That was around the same age when I was thinking about being an interior designer too. I actually went to take an aptitude test for design at Temasek Polytechnic and I passed the test. They also found that I have the aptitude for Graphic Design at that time. I still think I just have it. In 2012, she wrote for Afterword in Vegan Cooking for Carnivores: Over 125 Recipes So Tasty You Won’t Miss the Meat. Roberto Martin is her personal chef and artist for this book sharing these 125 recipes. The secret is about ‘substitution’. It makes me feel excited to hunt down this book. I would want to write a recipe book, please see my first 500+ recipe blog called ‘Deelish Recipes‘. I am still trying to improve my food photography skills and I guess the best food photo I have done so far is this on pancake:


Her third book is Seriously…I’m kidding, this 216-pages book about her personal experiences. Someone commented that she felt Smarter. Nicer. Stronger. Happier. after reading her book and it was like traveling to some beautiful alternative universe. I really think now our world had become less kind than before. I like that she wrote about something uplifting and empowering. Books should have the power to uplift and empower people.

Her second book is also with ellipsis (…) on the title. The title is ‘The Funny thing is…’ published in 2003, a comic essay. Then the #1 bestselling My Point…and I Do Have One, way back in 1996: Ellen DeGeneres shares her hilarious take on everything from our most baffling human foibles–including how we behave in elevators, airplanes, and restrooms, and why we’re so scared of the boogeyman–to fashion trends, celebrity, and her secret recipe for Ellen’s Real Frenchy French Toast.



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