I REALLY enjoyed this book. I like Tina Fey anyway, but in this book she has shown a side of herself that is unlike the stereotypical notion of irreverent comic/unserious about life. She recounts her early years, struggling with her self-identity. She tells stories about her "other" jobs she held while doing improv at night. She discusses her TV shows: SNL and 30 Rock. But where Tina shines is discussing her father, her challenges being a woman in the comedy biz, and her juggling her career and motherhood. Tina is genuine, and it really comes through. I listened to this on audio, which I HIGHLY recommend. Tina reads her own book, so you get her inflections and impressions; saracsm and sweetness. She made me laugh out loud many times. 4.5 stars.
Tina Fey's narration was great! She is so funny!!! I had to control myself so I didn't laugh out loud at work! I learned a lot about the comedy industry as well as the life lessons and insights she drew from her personal and leadership experiences. She is so unassuming and humble. She is openly frustrated about the challenges women continue to face in many sectors, which may disengage some male listeners though. Overall, it was a great first listen!
I enjoyed this book so much I've started it over right away and am actually hearing things I missed which is like finding "that extra french fry at the bottom of the bag!". I woke myself up laughing (really hard!) the other night. That was worth the price of the book right there!
Thanks TIna Fey!
I’m not a hardcore Saturday Night Live fan, but I have caught a few episodes over the years. I loved Baby Mama and Date Night. Anytime Tina Fey has appeared, she’s made me laugh. She’s honestly funny and doesn’t prance around with fake boobs, hair or facial features. Hey, she kind of looks like you and me.
Fey’s audiobook tells the tale of her life and dishes on behind the scenes stories, inside jokes and blunders. I feel like I know her now and that I learned so much about her and her personality. I had no idea Fey was married, or that she had a daughter. (On a side note, she just announced that her and her husband are expecting their second child.)
Fey also gives us full details about portraying Sarah Palin on SNL, how she didn’t care for the idea in the beginning, and then eventually meeting Palin. And the scoop on 30 Rock? She’s got all the deets. I’ve never seen 30 Rock and now I feel like I should. She makes it sound awesome.
Take a listen, Fey does an awesome job of narrating and only added to the story by doing impersonations of Alec Baldwin and Tracy Morgan. She definitely had me laughing out loud. Peeing in cups (not her of course!), replies to web postings and more.
And the end came all too soon for this happy listener. Treat yourself - we all deserve something this delicious.
I stumbled upon this book the first time I ever checked for audio books on my kindle. I knew who tina fey was from SNL, and so I thought I would give it a try (especially since it was rated the #1 book on my kindle audible page). It was hilarious! My boyfriend would give me funny looks from his computer because I would be snorting with laughter! I learned a lot about Tina Fey from this book and she is now one of my favorite female comedians! I actually was sad when her book ended, and I am definitly hoping for another one!
I gave this audible version of Bossypants five stars because although I haven't read the book, I imagine the listen is actually a better experience. It's Tina Fey narrating, and she's just, well, really funny and is a great storyteller. There are also clips from the shows that she has been on and helped write. There are a lot of audio additions that make the audible version a really great experience. Tina Fey is a strong woman with great insight and her witty sarcasm is brilliant. I may also be biased because I am a woman and this definitely is a read aimed at women. But, yeah, give it a listen.
Hilarious book, excellent reading by the author. Probably one of the best audio books I've listened - basically I spent the entire five+ hours laughing out loud on a plane and in my car! Get this now, you won't be disappointed!!
I haven't always been a Tina Fey fan (and frankly not a big fan of 30 Rock) but after this book I'm ready to sign up for her fan club. I found her humor on target and the book engrossing. Thanks Tina!
After listening to Bossypants, I went back to the book to check what I had suspected all through out listening to it.
Bossypants is read very well. It is engaging, funny, and exactly what we have come to expect from Tina Fey. But it is a book that is difficult to read. Ms. Fey breaks from traditional writing forms so frequently that it is distracting to the reader. This is why you have to listen to it.
As an audiobook, it is simply great. And I enjoyed every minute of listening to Ms. Fey's humor playing out in this format. If you are thinking about either getting the book or the audiobook, get the audiobook. You won't be disappointed.