I bought this book solely on the high reviews and the high number of people who had listened to this book. I knew next to nothing of Tina Fey. I knew she was in 30 Rock, which was about the extent of the book. I came away just loving this funny , down to earth woman. On the other hand, I love Steve Martin, and have followed his career since the 70's., however, his autobiography left me cold. I knew nothing more about him than when I had before listening to the book. Im glad I took a chance on an unknown, (for me!) comedian, and got this books. I spent an enjoyable afternoon, laughing, and smiling my way through my day! Highly recommended.
I got hooked on 30 Rock through Netflix and just finished episode 102. Listening to Bossypants during my commutes rounded out the experience and filled in the gaps around this gifted artist.
Glimpses into the character and influences of Lorne Michaels were interesting. There has been a lot of throwaway material from SNL in the past, but there were also many iconic moments.
When a comedian narrates their own book, they can add so much to the product. Their intimate knowledge of the material can be reflected in the timing, intonation, and voices to take a book to the next level - performance.
I use audiobooks to make useful time of my commutes, so I always listen to books in 20-50 minute chunks. It's entertaining however you listen to this book. The pace is quick - you won't be bored.
If you liked this, and aren't offended by some rough language, you'll like Sarah Silverman's
Really enjoyed Tina reading it. I also liked hearing about the backstory of certain characters, like Sarah Palin.
A narrative with more substance.
No one could read her book better than she.
The stupid little internal voice
I really wanted to like this book more than I did
Hilarious, insightful, empowering.
The part when she described playing Sarah Palin on SNL and meeting her. Also, it was interesting to hear how she got into the business
I was so glad she narrated her own book - no one else could do it justice. She spoke quite fast and I wished she slowed down but it was still great. Her different voices were hilarious.
I laughed a ton!
Hearing it read in Tina Fey's own voice made it much more enjoyable then reading it in print. I liked the book over all but Fey really adds to it.
I would compare it to any other comedy written by someone about themself. They are self deprecating and share stories some people may not normally share about themselves.
Tina Fey as herself.
I wouldn't say anything moved me but it was fun hearing stories and experiences that are common to the normal, non celebrity person.
This was a very fun book to listen to and I would highly recommend it.
Tina Fey is hilarious and beneath the show business seems real like many of us other women.
So many were great...the bermuda cruise for people who fear flying, the breast nazis, the YMCA
Tina is great, she has a grea sense of humour and she's super smart! Not a lot of comedians are. I would try another book from her, but I prefer to watch her on TV.
Yes, I would. It's a funny and easy to listen to book especially that it's narrated by Tina herself.
I watch 30 Rock, and listening to Bossypants, Tina gives the book a 3rd dimension. I doubt that the normal reading experience could be anywhere close to the fun experience this audiobook provides.
Not really, because it's not a story, it's more of mini stories, snippets from Tina's professional life. It's entertaining to listen to, but I don't see as a hit in a movie frame.
Funny, sensitive, interesting.
Her first meeting with Lorne Michaels.
For those who love Tina Fey and are not sensitive to the F-bomb! I already knew she was smart and funny; she is strong, courageous, and insightful, too. It was fun to hear her read it. Plus, I enjoyed the PDF file with the pictures. Great book!
Tina Fey is a great writer. But she is also an amazing performer. In this audio book, you get the two combined.
Much of Tina Fey's humor is conveyed through subtle inflection and the essence of her personality. Experiencing her reading the book gives you a much better chance to capture the full humor and spirit of the book.