Ellen: The Real Story of Ellen Degeneres

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Pinnacle Books, Feb 25, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 383 pages
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- How her conservative father turned his back on her when he learned she was gay.
- The personal tragedy that became her greatest inspiration.
- Her secret life in the gay her scene during her stand-up days.
- The women Ellen has loved, including her very public relationship and very painful breakup with actress Anne Hache.
- How she pulled her life together after the cancellation of Ellen.
- The new romantic interests in her life.
- Ellen currently stars in The Ellen DeGeneres Show one of the hottest TV talk shows ever to hit the air. It is the winner of an Emmy Award in 2004 for Outstanding Talk Show. In its first year, the show earned 12 Daytime Emmy nominations, more than any other talk show in the history of the Emmys.
- The Ellen DeGeneres Show was the highest-rated freshman talk show of the 2003-2004 season.
- The Ellen DeGeneres Show ranked at the top of critics' IIGTS, with People, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times, USA Today and TV Guide, all citing it as one of the best new programs.
- The author has been an entertainment journalist for more than twenty years and has written several celebrity biographies and series companions, including the bestselling The Boy Who Would Be King.
 

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This star bio by entertainment journalist Tracy qualifies as the "real" story of Ellen DeGeneres. The book traces her life from her mother's first and subsequent marriages to the cancellation of Ellen ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
7
Were You Funny as a Child?
9
First Love
25
Is That All There Is My Dear?
43
A Bourbon Street Standup
58
The Big Leap to Fame
74
Her Toe in the Tube
91
These Friends of Mine
107
The Sitcom That Dares Not Speak Its Name
196
Squeezing the Pigeon
207
Right Book Wrong Flick
217
An Act of Courage
230
New Beginnings
254
Life After Puppy
272
You Gotta Pass the Crocodiles
286
An Unexpected Heartbreak
299

Thirty Million Fans
125
The Big Switch to Ellen
141
The Diva du Jour
159
Queen of the Emmys
174
Hollywood Two Degrees of Separation
190
A New Beautiful Place
318
Episode Guide
339
About the Author
384
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KATHLEEN TRACY was a portrait photographer for 10 years before she became a photojournalist and professional author. Her work has been included in A&E Biography, KidScreen, and Television International. She is the author of more than 20 books.

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