I really want to give this five stars. The content is funny, well written, and sharp. Tina Fey reads it and does a great job of doing so, BUT, whoever did the audio editing just doesn't seem to know what they are doing. At least in this Audible version at the end of many paragraphs the sound ramps down so her last word or two gets really quiet by the end of the word. This is annoying and distracting. I've listened to TONS of audiobooks and I've never heard one that does this, at least not so consistently. Otherwise, it's pretty great, especially if you are a Tina Fey / 30 Rock fan.
This book is at it's best when relating hilarious personal accounts of growing up and trying to make it in comedy. It starts loosing it's edge in the second half when it dips into social commentary.
The production seems kind of rushed with some bits being almost inaudible, sometimes intentionally as an aside or punchline, sometimes like they just didn't have time for a second take.
If you are a Tina Fey fan, it's definitely worth a listen.
Tina Fey is talented, honest, outrageous. But she reads this all out a bit too fast and furious. I kept wondering whether she isn't better in dialogue, this monologue/reading feels a bit flat. Three stars for the performance, four for the content.
My new favorite quote: "When Oprah Winfrey is suggesting that you have over-extended yourself, you need to examine your F---ing life." Haha! Fey has an amazing ability to state things well and simply and hilariously. I love her life observations. Well done!
Tina! You're too funny! Really enjoyed this, especially with her little sidebars. There were parts where I almost had to pull over I was laughing so hard.
I listened to this audiobook mainly while at the gym and found myself genuinely laughing out loud, it was hilarious. Tina Fey is easy to relate to and interesting to listen to.
I love Tina Fey and was really looking forward to listening to her book - I was NOT disappointed! "Bossypants" is smart, entertaining, and absolutely hilarious! That fact that Tina Fey narrates the book only adds to the effect! Loved it!
I like Tina Fey but this book was not what I expected.There were funny parts but it was mostly boring to me.I guess I expected it to be hilarious (was not).If I had purchased the hard copy instead of the audio version I am sure I would not have finished reading it.
Ms. Fey's reading of her autobiography is a treat. The perfect combination of intelligence, timing, and laser-sharp wit makes this a great re-listen. It goes by so fast the first time that you can replay it (and laugh hard) over and over.
One of Fey's arguments is that women are confronted with a "women can not be funny" mentality in the entertainment industry. Her performance in this audiobook drives a nail into the coffin of that attitude. This is really, really funny stuff.