If you like Tina Fey you'll love this. She ventures into her childhood, her training, her time on SNL, and now time as both being a mother and 30 Rock.
Tina Fay's narration is irreplaceable!! Although I've never read the print version of the book, I can say with confidence that the audio book is way better.
Live life smell the roses and rejoice.
Yes I would recommend this book to any of my friend especially female friends or male married friends. The person must understand sarcasm.
It was funny
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Tina Fey is witty and it's great to hear her voice doing the reading. The book is partly aimed at what it's like to be a woman working through a male dominated profession which was great to shed some light on. Overally a great story.
I had to knock a few stars off due to some production issues with this audiobook. There are several times when Fey whispers subtext to something she says and it's too soft. I know this is for effect but it's much too soft and I had to keep rewinding and pushing the volume way up since I listen over a car stereo and not earbuds.
The other editing problem that got past editors is when Fey does her reading she sometimes repeats what she says for a slightly different form of emphasis. This is common when doing any kind of spoken text but the editor is supposed to delete the extra phrases as she's saying the same thing. I believe I heard this happening at least three times during the audiobook.
One last minor thing about the editing is the pacing of the no-audio gaps between what Fey is reading. The audio system clamps down the audio gain which normally wouldn't be noticeable but the gaps are too long so it becomes very noticeable.
Seems like the production of this audiobook was rushed due to these production gaffes. But still a great listen.
Having the book read by the author allows it to be enjoyed the way that they intended it to be. I love hearing it in her voice so that the tone comes across perfectly.
Tina Fey is a wonderful woman and this book made me laugh out loud several times. It is something I will go back and listen to again... and again.
I didn't know that much about Tina Fey, but her openness was refreshing, I also appreciated it was some dirty tell all about exploits or self promoting. Just honest and human.
Easy listen. More content and funnier than expected.
Ms. Fey sounded like she was talking to me, not reading a book.
Comparing traveling to relatives for Christmas with the trip to Bethlehem.
yes. Tina reads it herself & she adds the little tidbits of information that make this book so much more enjoyable. Shes has got a great voice.
Her talks about learning improv, going to the acting classes, being a working mother and the sarah palin part.
how entertaing she made the book, I looked forward to getting 5 minutes away from my kids to sneak in a little quite me time listening to Bossy Pants. She is so funny and its almost like i can see her facial expressions as she read the book.that is from the fact that 30 rock is my #1 favorite show.
yes, but being a working mother that wasnt able to happen. i heard it in small peices from 5 minutes to 1/2 hour at a time .
great book, wish she had more books.
I found myself laughing out loud through the beginning of the book. Maybe it started out "too funny" because I then had an expectation of a standup routine. It definitely happened to me again a few times during the rest of the book. But, this is a true autobiography, with all of life's ups and downs, insecurities and foibles. Tina Fey is such an intelligent honest person, you can't help but love her.
It is perfect that Tina Fey read this book.
Who doesn't love the Sarah Palin story?
If you need to laugh, get this audiobook!