Yes...hearing it read by Tina Fey...makes it sooo much funnier.
Everything, her views and thoughts and all the life stories...hilarious.
Her voice and personality.
It all makes me realize that she is a real person wife real emotion and fears and insecurities, cause you would not know it from seeing her on TV.
I laughed so much it was uncontrollable, and even when in public I could not keep myself from laughing out loud.
I haven't read the print version, but the audio version is definitely worth the listen if you are considering this book because the saving grace was the narration.
The most interesting aspect of this book was the narration. Tina Fey was a fantastic narrator and should narrate more audiobooks. However, the least interesting aspect was the story flow. I sometimes found it hard to follow and the lack of numerical chapter titles got me confused as to when a new chapter was starting. Also, I feel this book was geared more towards women. That's not to say men won't fully enjoy it, but it seemed like it was targeted for women.
Tina Fey was the only reason I didn't stop listening. She brought the comedic style of this book to life. If she had not narrated, I would have found this book boring and uninteresting.
Behind the scenes of Tina Fey
This book is up at the top. Tina Fey is awesome, hilarious.
Tina of course!
Yes--- I was driving long distance so my opinion might have some sort of bias.
Her stories are hilarious. She does the feminist thing without going overboard-- my boyfriend liked her book just as much as I did. I liked hearing her career story, and lots about 30 rock. She also brought up the Sarah Pallin thing-- if I was mad (probably wasn't) she redeemed herself completely. She's the coolest.
Yes. Hearing Tina Fey tell her own story was truly delightful.
The book is an autobiography with a message. The story reminds us to grab each life experience for what it has to offer and not to take ourselves too seriously in the process.
She is just simply amazing.
Yes. I couldn't wait to get back to it each time I stopped.
avid reader, on my way to avid listener. also an employee at Audible.
What a great listen! This is a fantastic book, and I can't imagine why someone would choose to read it rather than listen to it. It's like listening to five and a half hours of stand-up from one of America's most relevant satirists. I'd imagine that most authors would sound awkward reading their own work, but Tina Fey does a masterful job. Not only does she have great delivery, but she's also made hilarious alterations to the text in order to reach out specifically to Audio readers. It's easy to see (or hear) her dedication to quality; she's funny, poignant, sincere, profound, and intelligent while never forgetting the most important aspect of her work: her audience. Any criticisms on my part would just be nit-picks. There were some down parts of the story, some of it didn't flow together well, but the great parts were so great and so abundant that I didn't really care about the few (very few) boring bits. And besides, how could it be a genuine Tina Fey experience without a little imperfection?
Bossypants was chosen by our Book Club as a "lighter read" with an important message for women. When we met, all members seemed to think that the first half of the book was far superior to the second half of the book. There did not seem to be a difference between those who had read the book and those who had listened to the book. All were disappointed in the lack of a message. It is primarily a series of stories from her childhood until the present time. There was also a sense that the section about her television show (30 ROCK) was there to promote the show rather than give us some insight into the role and challenges of being a female executive.
We were hoping for more "advice" and "what I have learned". The title alone leads the reader to expect insight into being a "boss". There was little of that contained between the pages.
Yes it had redeeming qualities. There was humor and at times a very accurate portrayal of teenage years and yearning. There were many stories that we all could relate to. As stated earlier, the first half of the book was far superior to the second half.
This was definitely a book made even better by Tina Fey's narration. Her stories are charming and humorous, but she doesn't try too hard to make you laugh. The book flows effortlessly. I am a huge Tina Fey fan, and this book did not disappoint. Especially good for lovers of SNL or 30 Rock, this was a great listen from beginning to end. And even if you're not a fan of those shows, Fey delves into all aspects of life, from growing up, to marriage, to having children. A wonderful listen!
Yes. Tina can tell me her stories all day everyday!
I love how she talks about women in the workplace and how we need to support one another instead of looking at one another as a threat..that really struck a cord with me.
No. I enjoy just little peices at a time.
Tina is hysterical and smart. what a combo.
I expected this to be a great book, having been chosen as audiobook of the year. Athough it was funny at times, overall I found it to be fluffy and unimportant.
Even if you weren't a big fan of SNL in recent years, it's still funny and engaging.