I could listen to this woman for ten more hours - she is funny and witty. So my only complaint is that the book is only 5 hours. I guess I can just listen to it again. The fact that she was able to get permission from SNL to include audio from the show in the book is great - loved that.
I am very happy I purchased and listened to this book. There are some great quotes in this that I have already started using such as "May I be amazing at you?". You couldn't write this stuff...well you know what I mean. This is also one of those books that is probably even better on audio due to the fact that the author actually reads it to you. So there are some extras and comments you would not get from the written book but of course it is a lot harder to get it signed by her. Thanks Tina.
Tina Fey is great - funny, witty, and smart. My husband and I both loved this - so if you and your sweetie are looking for an awesome audiobook to make the 7 hour drive to your vacation destination more fun, this is a great choice. Also great if you just want something funny yet thought provoking.
This book was made even better by the fact that Tina Fey reads it. The story jumps a little bit back and forth, but it offers a great glimps into Tina Fey's life at 30 Rock as well as her time with Saturday Night Live. I found myself laughing out loud a couple of times. A good book for women that likes to hear success stories and the struggle it took to get there.
This book made me be the crazy person on the bus laughing to myself the whole way to work and the whole way home. If you like funny things and want to be happy, read this book.
This was a great listen...very funny...but one word of caution....due to unexpected fits of laughter - DO NOT LISTEN TO THIS WHILE LIFTING WEIGHTS !
I almost lost it laughing in the middle of a set.......coming close to squishing my face.
Fey paints a very approachable persona - a normal girl who had a couple of lucky breaks but mostly got where she is through determination and perseverance...talent too of course !
I love Tina Fey. This book was a good listen and funny. It felt disorganized in parts and it also at times felt like she was trying to fill a word quota rather than write an honest biography. She's a good narrator.
The first few chapters of this book are filled with pop culture references from the 70's and 80's. Since I was born in the mid 80's, most of these flew right past me and I'm sure obscured some of the humor. If you're a baby boomer or Gen X, it might work for you, but I couldn't get past it. Maybe I'll finish listening if I have nothing else in my library, but it wasn't for me.
Also, a lot of the humor is based around being a nerdy, not attractive girl, and since I'm a guy, I couldn't really relate.
I'm not generally a fan of "memoirs" (they usually sound like self-aggrandizing egofests or self-pitying therapy sessions), but Tina Fey is so funny and self-deprecating that she can write about any situation and make it pure entertainment.
Don't forget to grab the pdf -- it's full of personal photos that go with the story. To get it, go to "My Library" and under the audio download link, you'll see a "pdf" link -- make sure you're only mousing over the "pdf" part, or you'll download the book all over again.