I like Tina Fey a little less after listening to this book. Maybe reading it would have been better than listening as she comes across kind of whiney and borderline neurotic. The parts about her youth and early career were hysterical and the Tina I like, but then everything seemed forced. Too much time complaining about a couple of ignorant people who made negative comments. So what? Every celebrity has their detractors. She should throw it out and start over from her college career.
My name is Aly and I hate myself.
Tina Fey provides a comical memoir of growing up, going to school, getting involved in comedy through Second City (a comedy troupe in Chicago), her time on Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock, and then being a mom. I especially enjoyed her narrative of getting on SNL, battling sexism in comedy, and starting up 30 Rock. (I always enjoy these behind-the-scenes looks at programs I enjoy, and this is very good example.) Other parts, like her commentary on being a mom, was less a little exciting, although even there, the description of the breast milk militants was very funny.
As a narrator, she reads the book wonderfully.
Note on content: There is strong language strewn throughout and some sexual humor, so it won't be for everyone.
Bottom line: It's a must read for comedy junkies.
I've always enjoyed Tina Fey's work, from SNL, to 30 Rock, to her movies. This book is performed by Fey in her typical style. However, for my $15 credit, this book was rather short. Also, Fey seems to jump from topic to topic without any warnings or segways, so it can be a bit hard to keep up with at times.
With all the buildup from previous reviews, I expected something really hilarious. The hilarious moment came in one of the first few chapters when she talked about "coming of age." After that it was just so-so. A few moments of minor chuckling, but nothing like I was led to believe. I'm sorry I wasted my money on this book.
Real. Uproarious. Classy.
I liked listening to her Sarah Palin skit. It gave me a real sense of what her performances are like.
I'd heard about her on the morning news during the election of 2008 and how much she resembled Sarah Palin.
I liked how she made impression of Don Fey, her father.
She's got a great voice. I'm glad I listened to this one.
I got this book because i LOVE Tina Fey. I did not know this was a "women" book, but has a guy I loved it. I was laughing on the bus/train going to work. People looking at me. I love the book Tina, I hope you will make another one :)
Books are great when the author is the one to read it but Tina Fey takes this to a whole new level! I can't imagine having read it and missing out on hearing her read it.