After years of painstaking, round-the-clock research, surviving on a mere twenty minutes of sleep a night, and collaborating with lexicographers, plumbers, and mathematicians, DeGeneres has crafted a work that is both easy to use and very funny. Along with her trademark ramblings, 'The Funny Thing Is...' contains hundreds of succinct insights into her psyche and offers innovative features including - More than 50,000 simple, short words arranged in sentences that form paragraphs. Thousands of observations on everyday life - from terrible fashion trends to how to handle seating arrangements for a Sunday brunch with Paula Abdul, Diane Sawyer, and Eminem. All twenty-six letters of the alphabet. Sure to make you laugh, 'The Funny Thing Is...' is an indispensable reference for anyone who knows how to read or wants to fool people into thinking they do.