Tina Fey read this herself, so it must be funnier than the print version.
Tina delivers lines in her own style, and imitates the voices of people (like her dad) that the reader doesn't know.
If you listened to this as an audiobook, you'd have to pull the car over due to laughing too hard to drive.
This was one of the better books I have listened to. I was truly sad when it was over.
I liked hearing the rough side of Tina Fey. Hearing her struggle as she did, both with herself and with the world. I felt a connection.
She knows herself well! I loved her comments that were "off camera" so to speak, almost mumbled, but still perfectly clear. It felt like I was having a conversation with a lousy listener.
There was a scene with Oprah Winfrey and Tina is juggling a million things and Oprah comments on her schedule - Tina Fey says "When Oprah Winfrey thinks you are too busy, you REALLY need to look at your life".
I have heard that in my head DAILY since then! Love it!
Not a book if you want to hear Tina Fey do stand-up, but a great book to get to know her as a person. A funny, wonderful, smart, passionate, imperfect person.
Of course Bossypants was worth the listening time and I do not regret spending the money for the book. I like autobiography's that are narrated by the author. It is written as if she is speaking to you at a social gathering with a bunch of asides. I know "asides" are a way that comics use to add interest and it works in some cases. In this narrative it was just a bit over done so that it made the story feel disjointed. However, it did give a little more insight into how she processes and I suppose that was the intention in the end. In hearing her life story (so far) you see that Tina has presented herself transparently in her body of work. Definitely not to say "see through" like you see right through her but more like she allows you to see into her core that is vulnerable and shows a great deal of strength at the same time. Outside she may be "bossypants",. inside she is boss of herself. Sometimes bosses are good sometimes they are bad but what she communicates here is that a "good" boss always learns - from good or bad. Kudos Tina!
I love Tina Fey and her work, and finding out about her background was a great experience.
I especially loved the part where she talks about her experiences and advice about improv. If you only read one thing in this book, read that. The next best thing is the story about Don Fey; go read that.My favorite quote from the book, however, if from another chapter and it's about how to be a good manager: "Hire talented people, then get out of their way!"
The sole reason I can only rate this 4/5 is because it's hard to understand all that stuff about vaginas! :-)
Entertaining stories that were easy to get involved in and enjoy.
I'm not sure I would call it a real comparison, but it makes me think of "Born Standing Up". I wouldn't consider Tina Fey a comic, but both are interesting looks at comedy.
I haven't listened to any other audio books narrated by her.
I don't know that I was moved, other than to laughter - and that comes throughout the entire book!
It's a wonderfully entertaining book. We listened to it on weekend trip, and it was perfect to listen to short pieces, and not feel like you were disconnected with the book. I will probably listen to it again!
Listening to Tina Fey narrate her own stories was the most enjoyable experience. You could hear her accentuate each moment/ funny story and go back those places in her memory while adding a funny twist.
I would have liked her to spend a little bit more time on the relationship between her and her husband....but I could also understand why she chose to keep it private....maybe a fictionalized version of it would have been funny.
I would say the description of her father because I could literally imagine how he was such a strict man. I also enjoyed her description of her college personality as she was discovering her talents and herself.
No extreme reaction. I did enjoy her debunking of her photoshoot experience. I always thought getting photographed for a magazine was luxurious, but I enjoyed her reality check about how vain it really is.......and how it is all and illusion. Now every time I watch her Garnier commercial I will know that it probably was not an enjoyable experience for her.
If you love Tina Fey and her comedy this is the book for you.
Tina Fey's light, self-deprecating humor was a delight to listen to. I actually think that people who read the book missed out. You must listen to Tina Fey read her story.
So many snippets of fun from her hair to her clothing style--all of it very relatable.
If you are looking for some fun mind (ear?) candy, get this. I want to listen to it again.
Humorous, Relatable, and Inspiring
This audiobook was very entertaining. I felt like I have gotten to really know what Tina Fay is all about. It was a treat to hear her narrate her own book.
A life story I did not expect! The characters will stay with me for a life time.
This is the first.
made me laugh
I am glad I choice this book
It's a great read of a strong, inspirational woman who tells it like it is. Fey shares bits of her life that are are easy to relate to. Fey talks about work, life, family, breaking barriers, and dealing with those that do not believe women are as capable as men. I'd give it a 4.5 if I could, only because a 5 is a book you can't get out of your mind, and this one while great fun is not one that changed my life.