Seriously…I’m kidding

From Vendula Schonfeldova

Title:  Seriously…I’m kidding

Author:  Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen writes about sharing her life with readers, how she sees the life, as we take everything too seriously and forget enjoying life as it is, how much courage it took to accomplish and achieve all the stuff she gets. She gives an advices to people how to care about our body, mind and she doesn’t forget to say jokes what makes book even more readable. She shares her ideas and opinions with public.

Born Standing Up

From Charlene Muhr
author: Martin, Steve
Born Standing Up
 Born standing up is Steve Martin’s memoir that follows his career from his childhood through his work as a stand-up comic. The memoir reveals Steve’s dysfunctional relationship with his father and the anxiety attacks that plagued him for twenty years.  Steve was only ten years old when he got a job at Disneyland selling guidebooks.  For the next five years he worked at the magic shop in Disneyland. It was here where he developed his love for magic and it was his magic act that helped him “break into” show business.  Steve did stand-up at a café in San Francisco, and the Bird Cage at Knott’s Berry Farm.  At twenty-one, Steve began writing for the Smother’s Brother’s show, and guest appearances soon followed on the Tonight Show, the Steve Allen show, Saturday Night Live and many others.  Steve Martin’s success is attributed to his talent, hard work, and persistence.  This memoir is an easy, quick read that is very entertaining.

Tip it: the world according to Maggie

Jackie Cantwell
author: Griffin, Maggie
Tip it: the world according to Maggie 
This is a fast read. Fans of Kathy Griffin: My life on the D-list, the
Bravo channel TV show, will probably want to read Kathy’s mother,
Maggie’s, life story.  Kathy even adds her comments to the text, which are
in brackets and italics.  Maggie is funny, and she has good old-fashioned
values, too.  She is 90 years young, and describes meeting her husband,
Johnny Griffin, in her Chicago neighborhood during WWII.  Boy, she is one
lucky woman.  She describes how her husband shared equally in the child
care (they had four children) and housework, and never complained.  Their
marriage was marked by respect, caring, good communication and lots of
laughter.  I enjoyed reading about their move to Los Angeles where her son
Kenny lived, after Johnny’s retirement.  They had had enough of snow and
cold weather; and Kathy decides to join them to try to break into acting.
They are star struck every step of the way, and have many photos with
celebrities to prove it.  Readers interested in life during depression-era
Chicago will find a lot to like.  As you may know, those who survived the
Depression are usually frugal for the rest of their lives, and Maggie is
no exception.  Find out why Maggie loves to wear muumuus and read her tips for living (which offers sensible advice for everyone).