My name is Will and books come out of my headphones.
The re-listen value of 'Bossypants' is exceptionally high! Tina Fey provides numerous stories and tales that have hilarious punchlines, unique gossip, and emotional resonance. I could listen to them over and over again.
The great thing about listening to a memoir, written by, and then narrated by an entertainer, is they tend to treat it like just another performance. Mindy Kaling's "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?', Billy Crystal's "Still Foolin' Em", and Lena Dunham's "Not That Kind of Girl" all ring true to this rule. B.J. Novak's "One More Time" is performed by practically half the cast of The Office.
The section in which Tina Fey talks about her performance as Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live, complete with audio clips from various SNL sketches. Hearing her explain and dissect the humor of the bits (what people got, what people missed) showed me how truly brilliant Tina is.
Tina's discussion about how she dealt with people asking about her facial scar (a result of being slashed in the face by a stranger at a young age) was particularly emotional. It gave me good insight into what people who've been through trauma feel thereafter and what you should and shouldn't say to them.
This was a great listen, particularly for a first audiobook experience, and I can't recommend it enough.
When I die, put my ashes into an hourglass at a comedy club. When people ask about it, the staff can say, "That's Lindsay doing 5 minutes."
I listen to audiobooks at work, and this one really made the day fly by. If you don't work in an office, I will explain that this is a very good thing and something that you always wish would happen.
When I listened to Bossypants, it felt more like being told a story than it did being read a book. You know what I mean? Tina's delivery is fun, warm, conversational, and lovely to listen to. She's a great writer and I loved every part of it.
I really enjoyed the bits about female empowerment. I also greatly enjoyed her recount of the day that made her quit the crappy job she had. I totally relate.
I would recommend this book to anyone who is currently breathing (sorry, non-breathers).
Also, if you've already listened to this book and aren't sure what to do next, try leaving it on for your pet when you leave the house. It will teach them to be better improvisers on stage, and maybe get a call back from Lorne Michaels.
Life will happen because it is unstoppable... But I choose to happen to life... I will leave my mark.
In typical Tina Fey fashion, there is a slue of sarcasm and point blank funnies to keep a reader unexpectedly laughing out loud in public.
This book reminds me of Chelsea Handler's Are You There, Vodka? It's Me Chelsea because there is a lot of dry humor and sarcastic jokes.
Yes, many times.
It's a short, easy listen and while I don't always get the references, it is very funny and real.
Amy Poehler telling Jimmy Fallon that she, "doesn't care if he *** likes it"
Her personality, her voice. The stories are told as she intended them to be paced.
The entire book was 1 sarcastic comment after another, each delivered without any timing.
The only good part was the brief description of Tina's father. She clearly loved and admired him.
I had high expectations for this book based upon her work on Saturday Night live and 30 Rock. Afterwards, I had no respect or interest in Tina Fey. Indeed, I think she was so good as portraying Sarah Palin because she is a similar mindless idiot.
Very funny and entertaining.
Kickass white denim suit.
This is a pretty brainless book (in a good way). No need to figure our stories or mysteries. I listened during my long commute to work so the time would go by faster.One thing I learned: "Always wear a bra. Eve if you think you don't need one. You won't regret...".I always thought I didn't need one.
Funnily enough, I switched between the audio and print version (as I became quite engaged with the book and didn't want to turn the car off if it meant walking away from the story for very long). I think they were equally good. One benefit of the book is the awesome pics Tina includes!
Tina Fey is just funny and clever. I enjoy that in a book.
Not audiobook-wise. I've seen her in movies and on SNL. This book is up there with her best skits on SNL.
I was laughing aloud numerous times so it would be hard to pick just one. Tina frequently engages in self-deprecation and I tend to enjoy that type of humor quite a bit.
Absolutely. Tina Fey tells stories from growing up to now and how she thinks of things. It makes a female like myself feel like maybe I'm not so weird after all. Though it is appealing in particular to females, anyone will enjoy this book simply for the comedy gold in her weird and engaging stories.Plus sometimes you're laughing so hard you miss the next joke. I had to pause a few times to catch everything or really laugh it out.
It's her book, she wrote it, and she delivers it exactly as it is meant to be read. Punchline after punchline are hit exactly as they should be.
There's a part that I thought was very good. She was talking about SNL just after Amy Poehler joins the cast. (I'm paraphrasing here.) Amy apparently burped very loudly. Jimmy Fallon jokingly stated in a mocking high pitched voice voice "Ewww!! Girls are supposed to be nice and pretty!" Amy Poehler turned around, dead serious and said "We don't give a fuck what you want." She goes on to clarify that both of them are friends it wasn't drama. For me personally, that was an amazing thing to hear and when I felt a sense of pride for Amy even in a joke making sure they know she does not care about your standards. Again personally-there are many other amazing moments in the book that have little to do with making a point.
I enjoyed seeing Tina Fey as a real person instead of a character. She is an amazing, witty and smart women who teaches us to see humor in everyday life.
It wouldn't have been the same experience without Tina Fey reading her own book. She has a great style and unique way of telling stories. Sometimes she would whisper and it was difficult to hear what she was saying. We often had to rewind to hear all her jokes.
My daughters and I listened to this book while driving cross country taking my oldest to college. It was a perfect choice. We could turn it on and off and still easily follow the story. Tina Fey is a great role model. She shows you can be nerdy, awkward and smart and find success. We laughed out loud many times.