Love, Ellen: A Mother/Daughter Journey by Betty DeGeneres

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Love, Ellen: A Mother/Daughter Journey Read Online Free - "Mom, I'm gay." With three little words, gay sons and daughters can change their parents' lives forever. Twenty years ago, during a walk on a Mississippi beach, Ellen DeGeneres spoke those simple, powerful words to her mother. That emotional moment eventually brought mother and daughter closer than ever, but it was not without a struggle. In Love, Ellen, Betty DeGeneres tells her story: the complicated path to acceptance and the deepening of her friendship with her daughter, the media's scrutiny of their family life, and the painful and often inspiring stories she's heard on the road as the first nongay spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign's National Coming Out Project.

Insightful, universally touching, and uncommonly wise, Love, Ellen is a story of friendship between mother and daughter and a lesson in understanding for all parents and their children.

Title : Love, Ellen: A Mother/Daughter Journey
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ISBN : 0688176887
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 366 pages


Ray rated it ★★★☆☆

November 25, 2012

I liked it. A lovely memoir. Ellen Degeneres' mother tells her story. It was not really what I expected. I expected the book to be all about Ellen, but it truly was about her mother and about the love between Ellen and her mom and the rest of the family too. The most powerful thing about the book...

TL rated it ★★★☆☆

December 03, 2014

3.5 stars actually A wonderful book, very inspiring. Betty DeGeneres quite a lady... would love to meet her one day. Her words made me smile, I admire her for what she's made of her life and for her support of Ellen. They've both had quite a journey and it wasn't always easy but they persevered. It...

Teresa rated it ★★☆☆☆

August 25, 2008

As a fan of Ellen Degeneres, and the mother of a gay daughter, I found this story to be interesting in that I enjoyed learning more about Ellen's early career. Betty's journey to accept Ellen's homosexuality was something I didn't relate to as I had hoped, perhaps because we do not share the same...

Amber rated it ★★★☆☆

July 31, 2013

This isn't so much a story of how Betty came to accept her daughter's homosexuality as it's just a nice memoir. I found it enjoyable, but I was very distracted by the many typos throughout the book. I also feel like Ms. Degeneres fell short of her goal of writing a sort of how-to for conservative...

Kora rated it ★★★★★

July 13, 2014

Bedingungslose Aufrichtigkeit ist das größte Geschenk. Betty DeGeneres wächst konservativ in den 1930er Jahren in einem behüteten und gleichermaßen verschwiegenen Elternhaus auf. Die Familie ist füreinander da, allerdings wird sich emotionalen Kontroversen eher mit Stillschweigen gewidmet. Als Bet...

Elaine rated it ★★★★☆

May 11, 2009

This was quite the wonderful memoir to read. I think it all comes from an upper-class white American perspective, but it was beautiful and poignant. A book I will give to my Mom, and I think all mothers with gay children should read because of the pure visibility of the issue through Ellen's moth...

Winter Sophia Rose rated it ★★★★★

September 20, 2014

Deep, Insightful & Touching! Beautiful Read!

Lori rated it ★★★☆☆

January 03, 2010

OK book. I love biographies but there was too much boring history and repetition.

Justin rated it ★★★★★

March 12, 2014

Betty DeGeneres writes with such heart and emotion, and is a compassionate and wise woman. I really appreciated seeing through her motherhood lens, and experiencing bits of her life and of Ellen's through her stories. The first part of the book focuses on Betty's upbringing, with the second part...

Dawn rated it ★★★★☆

May 08, 2013

This book had me filled with mixed emotions. As a person who has homosexuals in their family and as friends, I think they should be allowed to love and marry whoever the hell they want to. I've never understood discrimination. Why discriminate? We're all made of flesh and blood. Every single one...

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