Ellen DeGeneres' new book a hilarious tell all

Ellen DeGeneres
In this photo released by Warner Bros., talk show host Ellen DeGeneres addresses her recent visit by the paramedics during a taping of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show", Sept. 26, 2011 in Burbank, Calif.
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(CBS) Ellen DeGeneres can make us laugh with her antics on screen. Now, she's tickling your funny bone with her third book, "Seriously... I'm Kidding," where she explores the happy moments of her life.

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"I love writing and I do feel like I've learned a lot about life and love and other 'L' words since I wrote my last book, and there are things I want to share with the world," DeGeneres wrote in the book.

Before you start thinking this is a self-discovery book full of drama and intimate details, DeGeneres keeps the humor light with her hilarious anecdotes about being a CoverGirl model and an "American Idol" judge, and some slightly untrue tales told to comedic effect.

She does note, however, she didn't get to writing some stories down including the story behind her long-term relationship with Javier Bardem, the years she spent in juvie, and her leaked sex tape. (Hey, you have to save something for the next book.)

The book is available in audio format as well. DeGeneres jokes that it was partially read by Morgan Freeman.

"The book can be heard and is available in audiobook format," she told Publisher's Weekly. "Morgan Freeman and I read every other word so I think people are gonna like it. But I didn't read aloud while I was writing because I wrote most of it at the public library and people were like' 'Shhh, we're trying to read,' and I was like, 'You shhh, I'm trying to write.' I have got to get a computer at home."

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