I love Tina Fey's way of telling a story, and while her stories are hilarious, listening to her tell them absolutely makes her book. She's not condescending, pretentious or fake - she is a genuinely funny person, and that comes out in her manner of speech. It sounds more like she's out to coffee with you and is sitting across the table, filling you in on her disastrous honeymoon, among other things. The book is fantastic, yes, but please get the audio book, as this is the best way to experience her book.
What a great listen....Tina Fey made it feel so real, like I was listening to her across the table at lunch.....I laughed so much! so relateable.
This book absolutely fulfilled my expectations. I'm a huge fan of Tina Fey -- I think 30 Rock is the funniest show that's ever been on TV. Her writing is wry, witty, and brisk, and her narration enhanced rather than detracted from the text. The "prayer for my daughter" alone was worth the price of the book. I cried with laughter (and I almost never laugh out loud). Great piece of writing!!
A delight to listen to. Tina Fey is spunky, sweet, irreverant and hilarious in this book. Her true character shines through and it goes so fast, you'll wish there was more!
There are too many great things about this book to list here. I read the book in a day, and I really enjoyed it. However, I needed a fun, light audio book for a road trip and this seemed like it would be a good fit.
Listening to Bossypants on audible was an even better experience than reading the book. Tina Fey has a perfect voice for the job. She is both soothing and hilarious in all the right ways. Not only is this book funny--obviously she is where she is at because of her gift for awkward humor as well as intelligent, yet goofy wording of events--this book is really insightful as to how people get along, work well together, and also how ridiculous our society can be.
Read the book. Listen to the book. Love this book.
PS: plus, you will get some really cool audio surprises.
I've enjoyed what I've seen of her work on TV so I was hoping for some good laughs out of this book but it fell disappointingly short of the mark. Also, the use of a PDF which required you to LOOK at something to be able to enjoy LISTENING to an audiobook seemed ridiculous. It's an AUDITORY medium after all. I wish I'd saved this credit for something better.
This is a very candid, funny, and introspective look at Tina Fey's life and although it jumps all over the place it flows brilliantly. I feel guilty that I got it as part of a subscription where it is clearly worth no less than $30. I thank the author, and hope that she can do this again. It's amazing, and I was honestly sad this morning that I didn't get to commute to work while laughing. The only tiny critique is that it sounds like it is recorded in an apartment; her flow and style is what makes it the best, but there is a bit of an echo.
With personalities that you know and love, there is something to be important to be said for self narration. Tina Fey is an incredible writer, who creates such clever ideas that to hear them expressed by her really takes you to the height of enjoyment. I loved this book. I even bought it for my mom. The dedication at the beginning, "I made this for you out of macaroni" was enough to hook me and I was enjoying and laughing till the end. It was also a lot more revealing, in a Tina Fey sort of way, than I expected; hearing about her scar, her weight, her husband and being a mother. I recommend this to anyone with a good sense of humor and respect for comedic biographies.
This audio book was wonderful I listened to it on a car trip and it made the hours pass nicely. I can't imagine reading the book knowing that I could listen to Tina narrate the whole thing - totally better this way!
Enjoyable listen especially narrated by Tina Fey -- I only wish there had been more stories of the cast and crew of SNL or 30 Rock, a bit of inside scope of working with some of the funniest people of the last 20 years. Very good, otherwise.