I love Tina Fey and really only knew a little about her from TV. This book gives the fan the insight as to why she is so funny. I love the personal stories about her upbringing.
As much as I love Tina Fey I was hesitant to read this book. However, after a friend highly recommended it I decided to give it a try and took it on vacation with me. I must have looked very stupid laughing out loud by the pool while listening to it.
Also I found it extremely uplifting. I think women should definitely listen to this book because it is calming and empowering. Even when you can feel the anxiety pouring trough her words, the lessons are extremely powerful.
A definite buy if you're wondering.
It's funny. It's funny. It's also feminist and progressive. She tells a story and you can't help laughing.
I recommend it for anyone who is interested in: TV, feminism, popular culture, SNL, 30 Rock, Tina Fey, New York, Comedy, Life, Laughter. Her voice is truly unique and to have the author read the book for Audible is awesome.
I was already a big fan of Tina Fey, but now I've developed a severe crush. The book is wonderful, hysterical, heart warming, and just downright enjoyable. The audiobook made the experience even better. Listening to Fey's voice read the words she's written added an aspect to the entire experience that I would highly recommend to everyone. Fey clearly writes in a certain style, and small nuances could easily be missed if one chooses to read the book instead of listen to her narrate. I highly recommend reading this fantastic book and I even more highly recommend listening to Fey narrate it.
I listen to books on the way to and from work. I was late several mornings for sitting in my car in the parking lot. I just couldn't turn it off. Loved it!
If you came this far, found the book and are reading the reviews, you probably already know Tina Fey and appreciate her success on SNL and 30 Rock. This book tells her trajectory from high school to unfulfilling jobs to comedy, but there is a lot more inside. If you have even a little interest on the inner workings of the show business machine you will find a very rich material and a very true picture of how things really work on television, behind the cameras. Liz Lemon worked very hard to be where she is today!
I had just began watching 30 rock when I read this autobiography. The text was a bit more raunchy than I expected; I think another reviewer wrote something about their teenager also listening to it which I do not think I would advise. As a male listener, I found the book geared a bit more to a female audience. Many of her stories were funny, and I think she tried to also infuse some leadership lessons. I gave it three stars because I thought it was somewhere around average with Tina Fey style and comedy. I think I like her television work more than the book. I always enjoy when authors actually read their audiobooks, so that was a plus as well.
I'm so glad I didn't rely on some of the negative reviews. She told her story in a funny, very real way. Who knows maybe there will be a part 2, she certainly seems to live life like there should be a funny second part.
Tina Fey is funny when she acts and funny when she writes. Here she gives humorous glimpses into her past -- how she's reached her fame and renown. A fun listen that doesn't get too deep.
This book had me cracking up, and my husband looking at me like I was crazy! Tina Fay is a fantastic writer and a wonderful narrator as well! Definately worth the money!