I've only listened to two and this was the better of the two.
I loved Tina reading her own words,and occaissionally it seemed that she added little side comments that weren't in the book (but were funny).
As a big Tina Fey and 30 Rock fan, I enjoyed the chapters about 30 Rock. It was interesting to get a behind the scenes view and the only bad thing about the audiobook is when it ended! It was also cool that they were able to put clips from SNL in there.
Tina Fey is truly a witty and talented comedy writer (as you can tell from her work on SNL and 30 Rock) but it really comes out and makes Bossypants a pleasure to read. The book is a fantastic mix of personal stories, advice, top ten lists, and even a poem or two - the end result is not only sure to have you laughing out loud but also has some endearing moments that gives the book a heart. Overall I was very pleased - and you can't beat Tina Fey reading it herself for the audiobook - that definitely makes this a five star instead of four star review.
I typically don't buy comedy books so I don't have anything to compare it to, but this one makes me want to try more.
She really does bring the book to life, and to have an author herself read you her own biography makes you feel like you're sitting across from her on a couch for hours and laughing together.
Much laughing. No crying, except for when the laughing was too extreme and I couldn't catch my breath. Do expect to do a lot of smiling and occasional giggling and full-blown laughing if you're listening to this with headphones in public.
Maybe. But not spetially. Only if would be asked directly about this book.
No, i did not
Yes, i did it in one sitting. It is a short story.
Tina Fey has the best stories, the best delivery, the best humor. She is amazing and this book is meant to be read by her.
Her delivery, her sense of humour, her candidness, her genuine passion for writing and story telling.
Witty, truthful and fun to listen to.
it was so truthful, in a fuinny way.
I've commuted to work for over 15 years, and listened to a lot of audiobooks along the way - and I have to say that Bossypants was one of my favorites. It was funny without trying to be too comical, it was entertaining until the very end, and Tina Fey delivered it perfectly, in an engaging voice that was never dull and yet never over-the-top. She comes across as the neurotic mom next door, who just happens to be very intelligent - oh, and also, very famous. I generally listen to audiobooks to pass the time during a 40-minute drive. This one, I actually looked forward to every day. I loved it, would recommend to a friend, in fact, I already have.
I listened to this book not knowing what to expect. I have never watched the show 30 Rock and I watched less than a handful of SNL shows when Tina Fey played on it. I will say, the one real reason I chose this book was due to her outstanding portrayal of Sarah Palin. She was spot on! After reading/listening to Bossypants, I'm still not sure why she chose this title. Is it just me? In the beginning I felt I knew where she was going with it, but then she lost me. Even though she made references to the title a few times, I don't think it fit. She made me laugh from time to time especially when she was trying not to use her husband's real name and was totatlly unsuccessful at it. But I didn't find it any where as funny as other readers did. This may be due to my being unable to relate to her as we are from different generations. The one area I can relate to is being a parent and wanting to spend as much time with your child as humanly possible. Especially when they are babies. She was very fortunate to have the type of job where she was able to take her baby with her when she needed to. Although this wasn't the book for me, I give Tina Fey Kudos for an excellent job in her narration. She has a very expressive voice that helped me make it through to the end. Will I listen to another book by Tina Fey? Probably not.
Tina Fey! I have been a fan of Tina Fey for a while and I enjoyed learning about her life off camera. It is an entertaining and honest book. Also, that PDF is pure gold!
I probably wouldn't read another book by her. However, I would definitely listen to another book if she is the narrator.
Tina Fey brings her own style to the book. She knows her lines and she knows how to deliver them.
The majority of the story moved me to laughter.
Overall it was a pretty good listen. It definitely made my commute to work much more enjoyable.
If you have never thought about listening to a book because you thought, well, whatever you thought, this book will change that!
Tina Fey does the narration on her own book and there were so many times I was laughing out loud (more than just LOL). She has most definitely learned how to make lemonade out of the lemons and then learned how to sell it! I am so grateful that she is able to put into words how she sees (saw) things. She eloquently expresses many of my thoughts!
Completely entertaining and I loved the PDF that was included. I will be listening to this quite a few times and seldom to do re-read or re-listen to books.
What's funny, is even though I had seen great reviews of this book, I avoided it because the cover is so unattractive. After reading the book, I saw somewhere on the net a byte from her dad saying the book wouldn't do well because of the cover! Yeah, her humor is partly derived from her father.
But you will enjoy it!