I started the book expecting to really love it, but half way through I am thoroughly disappointed. Tina Fey was really funny on SNL, but the book has very few (but enjoyable) funny moments. As a male listener, there were certain sections that were outright boring.
AND she talks too fast and assumes that the listener is sitting an arm chair with headphones. Nope... I am in a car in traffic and if you go too fast, I risk getting a ticket if I have to rewind....
Tina Fey was absolutely hilarious and I laughed out loud.
It's Tiny Fey! I loved everything about her performance. It never felt like a narration. It just felt like she was talking to a friend about her life.
LAUGH a ton.
This was a great introduction to audiobooks, against which I will compare all other books to come.
I would listen to Bossypants again. Why? My ears and brain still work and Tina makes a funny all over this book.
When Bossypants finally admits that she is the Bossypants and that the Bossypants is hungry for food.
That one funny part.
That intro music really got me dancing. I haven't moshed that hard in years.
Please disregard all previous comments.
This was a great book to listen to on a long car ride. It effortlessly keeps you laughing and engaged with the story line. I don't think my fiance (male) was prepared for it to go into so many details of a woman's personal life but he still really enjoyed the book. We were both impressed with how Tina Fey managed to breakout out of the Liz Lemon mold so quickly in the book. We were afraid that we should only hear the TV character but Tina immediately showed a depth and maturity that went far beyond 30 Rock. Tina is an inspirational woman and this book is a real treat!
Tina Fey did an excellent job reading her book. She didn't just read the words but rather performed it, paying reall attention to phrasing and tone.
No, this really benefited from multiple listening sessions. there was a lot of energy in this story and I enjoyed listening to it in doses.
If you listen to this in a public place, like a gym, expect people to look at you when you find yourself laughing out loud!
Tina is hilarious, honest, and insightful in this book. A true inspiration and laugh out loud piece. It is just awesome!
I guess knowing she is presently a well known actress and she spoke about things in a very down to earth manner.
no.....i enjoyed it but had to space out the chapters.
Tina Fey has gained my respect. She has worked very hard for what she has and deserves a lot of respect from the media!
Maybe - since it's narrated by Tina, I think I probably got more of he subtle jokes this way.
It's interesting to learn some of the behind-the-scenes and background to what we publicly see.
Very funny! Both my daughters listened to this also and it was fun to have a book we all enjoyed and could talk about. Be careful listening in public - you WILL laugh out loud.
former nuclear scientist
I have no idea. Why would you expect me to listen to AND read the same book?
I really like the sound of her voice, and I like the way she pronounces words - with crisp consonants and an obvious intelligence. Sometimes, when she made throwaway jokes, she mumbled and I couldn't understand her.
I did laugh out loud in some parts, especially her Kim Kardashian joke. The memoir touched on events that I have some memory of - Fey was very prominent during the 2008 election, so she made news. She is fairly self-deprecating and you can feel her genuine joy and humility for being so fortunate in her job and in her life. Some of the anecdotes make her seem like a bitch (not "in" enough to be a "mean girl," just a bitch). She is honest about that, and seems mostly remorseful for youthful mistakes, but her sharpness has just been redirected to those who more or less deserve it.Before I listened to this memoir, I had not known that Fey is a feminist. She is unabashedly feminist, and advocates for her fellow female performers and writers throughout the book. I ended up really liking her, though also hoping that if we ever meet she thinks highly of me, because I'd hate to hear what she would have to say about me otherwise.
I'm not a 30 Rock fan, but some of the lines she repeats here as she gives a shout-out to the writers made me snarf with laughter, especially the pigeon joke. Even though I'm not hugely into Tina Fey, I enjoy her work and admire how smart she is. Fey used the book to show us a glimpse behind the scenes to some of the most interesting media happenings of 2008, and how she was caught up in as well as shaped the national conversation. She is very graceful towards Sarah Palin and even to dummies who sent her death threats after her 2008 impersonation. I really enjoyed listening to this book.