I downloaded this book to serve as a light-hearted diversion while traveling. I got much more. It was very funny, but what pleased me most about the book were the many insightful gems that are embedded in her story. I want my 14 year-old daughter to listen to this book, to laugh at the stories as Tina relates her journey from teenage awkwardness to TV stardom, to hear all the honest self-deprecating comments, and her persistence in the face of struggles. Tina's narration was great and I took a lot more away from the book than a few good laughs. Thanks Tina!
My wife asked me to waste... use... my monthly credit on this book for her. I agreed since I didn't have anything in my wishlist left. I kid, sort of. I found this book very entertaining. I was surprised to learn that Tina has a slight lisp that I never noticed before. Once I noticed it I could stop noticing it, but found kind of sexy at the same time. Strange I know.
Awesome, awesome book! I only allowed myself to listen to it while walking or jogging and boy does my ass thank her! I loved Tina Fey before but have since converted to a full on stalker! She is hilar!
Fey's ability to compose a true-to-life story and pepper it with gag after gag kept me laughing out loud in the car, in my back yard and in the supermarket. More. Please.
I usually go for fiction - historical fiction - but I thoroughly enjoyed bossypants wit and light tone and hearing her story. Wonderfully easy to enjoy.
I just finished the audio version of Bossypants and loved every minute of it. I commute 4 hours per day in the car and this read made my ride enjoyable and put me in a better mood for work when I got in and after all energy and humor is sucked out of me by day....the ride home with Bossypants was just what the doctor needed after a long day. I honestly think the audio version is so much better because she relates very funny stories in her own voice making it seem like an old friend is telling you a funny story over coffee.
There is little doubt that Tina Fey is one of the funniest women in America. This book was just too short for me to get enough of her to fill out my understanding of what makes her so good at what she does. Maybe she is planning a "Pants2" and "Pants3" and felt she had to hold back.
None-the-less, it was enjoyable to listen to her read her own book as I walked the dog. She has an easy way of playing off what could have been traumatic experiences for lesser folk. She is a feminist without being strident and doesn't demure from the fact that it's better to be the boss than to be the bossed. I like that Tina. What she doesn't do is attack - even with a sharp tongue - those who have stood in her way. I'm not sure if this is pure Tina or Tina holding back. The book left, perhaps, more questions about who she is than it answered. I'll look forward to the book she writes 15 years from now.
Kept me giggling all day and took the boredom out of work (on the slow days)...except Tina had a way with timing the questionable parts to when people would show up near my desk. Not recommended at work, unless no one is around or everyone has an awesome sense of humor. =P
Not very often does a female famous person come around that cracks me up and is a "mentor" for me. She has a great style about being a "bossy pants", not dictatorial. She's able to flow with comedians, writers, improv and write funny scripts, it just natural for her. Being bossy is a skill I never acquired having grown up with 2 nasty bossy pants in my formative years. Evidently, you can still think the world revolves around you but be real with people, open, sharing and caring. I did not know this, have never seen it before. Mary Tyler Moore got me started with "making it on her own", but Tina Fey goes the next step. Well, now you know who raised me — the TV. Enjoy. And Tina, I love your show, I hope it doesn't go away for being too smart. And please keep writing too.