Published – October 27th 2015
Classification – Non-Fiction
Summary – If Ellen did not make it big with her career in comedy, she would be an interior designer. This BIG book is filled with big beautiful pictures of rooms in Ellen and Portia’s many homes.
In natural Kristine fashion, when I find out a famous person wrote a book I immediately put it on hold at my library. For example,immediately after I found out Lauren Graham wrote Somebody, Someday, Maybe, I read it that next week. I did the same with Nicole “Snooki” LaValle’s and Wendy Williams’ books.
So, when I found out Ellen DeGeneres wrote a book, I HAD to pick it up. Turns out, she wrote a handful of books but Home is the latest one published.
How did I find out she wrote a book? I follow her on Facebook and she posts various of clips of her show. The clip below is the one I saw, featuring Ellen talking to Nick Jonas about him living in one of her homes.
Home is page after page of big (literally…it’s a big book), beautiful, glossy pictures of rooms that Ellen designed. She revealed that she always wanted to be an interior designer, and probably would if she didn’t make it big with her comedy. Growing up, her family took her to many open houses and she loved that each home had its own character. With financial success, she was able to buy many homes and unlock her interior design passion.
Within the book she leaves tips on how she designed the room, which always includes one humorous tip (did you expect anything else from Ellen?).
Home fulfilled my curiosity of catching some glimpse in Ellen’s life. That is the main reason I pick up books written by celebrities: to learn bits and pieces of their lives that is not always highly broadcasted.
I have to admit, while the rooms look beautiful, I couldn’t imagine living in any one of them. It would be super cool to visit but I guess I don’t have the same taste as Ellen.
But what do I know about home design? I’m not an interior designer nor do I strive to be one. My taste in living space is a room with pictures of loved ones on the wall, throw blankets on the couch, and stacks of books on the floor. I’m sure that for an actual interior designer, the pictures are provoking and influential.
It took me a total of 20 minutes to flip through these wonderful pictures of Ellen’s decorating and I’m glad I did. I hope to pick up another one of Ellen’s previously published books in the near future. If anybody has read one of her books, let me know in the comments section!
Conclusion: Somebody who loves interior design would find this book very interesting. I read it for a glimpse into Ellen’s life.