Listening to the humorous struggles of growing up.
Stories around teenage experiences.
Candor around what probably were painful experiences, but using humor to diffuse the situation.
The struggles as a up-and-coming professional comedian in a male-centered industry.
Anything is Possible....
Yes- A lot of the humor was female based and it was interesting to hear about Tina's perspective on a lot of feminist based topics I wasn't aware about. Since I am male, it was also funny to hear her make fun of different aspects of American culture. She does an awesome job with her narration delivery in a very sarcastic manner.
What I liked best about the story was the amount of random stories she brings up regarding American culture and things most woman encounter while growing up. Believe me when I say that she doesn't mind crossing that line in order to make you laugh.
I believe she did an excellent job in demonstrating her sassy and witty humor throughout her entire performance in this audio book. I also enjoyed the amount of voice impersonations she does, those impersonations include everything from northeast male accents to Sarah Palin.
This book is too sarcastic and humorous to move you in a serious emotion sense. However, my cheeks and stomach were severely moved at various times throughout the audio book due to laughing so hard at her jokes and impersonations.
If you don't mind crude humor that is nonstop funny, yet inappropriate to speak about in public, then this is the right book for you.
Never estimate the power of will.
Her talking about Don Fey.
The feel of New York.
Tina Fey is an inspiration.
Say something about yourself!
I'm not sure if I would read every single chapter again but I would definitely go back and listen to specific stories she told. The reason for this is simple some stories were more interesting and funny then others.
I was a fan of 30 Rock for a while. I really enjoyed hearing Tina Fey's wit and humor used to narrate her "life story". The narration is really what sold this book for me. I can't imagine listening to some of these stories by anyone who does not have Tina Fey's wit and sarcasm. That being said I'm not sure if I would have enjoyed the book if it had not been narrated by Tina Fey.
If you are a fan of Tina Fey or at least a fan of anything she has been in you will enjoy this audiobook. This was my first audiobook off of audible.com and I would highly recommend it to anyone just getting started. Listening to a familiar narrator who has worked on other things I enjoyed definitely helped me to ease into the audiobook.
- Tina Fey is so colorful with her story telling . Hearing her narrate it made her life story pop.
- When she vaguely told the story of her scar , I've never noticed that she had one to begin with and how she overcame her imperfection.
A fellow Bookworm. :-) Bookworms unite!
Now I know why Tina Fey was able to create so many amusing and wacky character's in her hit show 30 Rock - she's known some interesting characters her whole life. From her flat footed dad, to the guy who constantly repeated his life story and always ended it with a reminder to wear a helmet, to the two lesbians in their 20's who Tina was best friends with in High School, Tina Fey has known it all and seen it all. And all these zany people and strange life experiences have made her who she is: a ridiculously talented and funny women (with flat feet.)
Listening to Bossy Pants was awesome because you get to hear Tina Fey retell her book as if it were a fond memory or a secret journal entry. And as a bonus you also get to hear the hilarious sketch she did with Amy Poehler on SNL (the one where Tina masterfully cloned Sarah Palin and Amy nailed the role of Hillary Clinton). To this day that sketch will make you laugh out loud in public as you listen to Bossy Pants on the bus and receive funny stares from the people around you.
But you won't care because like Tina Fey proudly declares - and no I'm not referring to the time when as a kid she yells "I am the boss! I am the boss!" - but to the moments throughout the book where she talks about what she thinks about her body image, her haters, the topic of plastic surgery and even photoshop: you just won't care in the end.
Tina brilliantly conveys the message that you shouldn't feel awkward, embarrassed, or ashamed of being you! So go ahead and own it like a boss as you strive to accomplish something as small as a trip to the beach without feeling self-conscious or large as your life goals.
none can compare
her delivery is absolutely hysterical
I've always enjoyed her humor.
but this insight into her personal life is just priceless.
and recommended it to many friends
Hearing Tina's voice makes the words on the page jump to life while she accentuates and emphasizes in ways only Tina can. If you are a Tina Fey fan you will love to listen to her, and the stories contained within this book. If you are not a Tina Few fan, hopefully this book will introduce you to her in a new way. She is kind, funny, smart, and talented.
I've never had the opportunity to read this particular book, but after experiencing the audio edition I can't imagine this memoir any other way. Tina Fey's narration truly brings the words to life, and I admire the way in which she adds a self-deprecating but relatable sense of humor to every facet of her work.
There's so much worth mentioning here - Fey doles out many excellent little tidbits concerning women in the workplace, anchoring her advice with her experience working with Second City, SNL, and 30 Rock. I've recently started a new job myself, and her advice is strong, clear, and much appreciated.
Tina Fey's personality shines from start to finish - she is a terrific narrator. I especially loved her prayer for her daughter toward the end of the book. I'm not a mother, but I can get a good sense of Fey's love for her child in this passage, and her quirky sense of humor isn't sacrificed one bit.
Not necessarily. I feel like Bossypants is a book best digested in multiple listenings. Even in its most serious moments, the book is incredibly lighthearted and kept me great company on my morning commute.
If nothing else, hearing Fey talk about her impersonation of Sarah Palin is well worth the listen. So funny.
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.