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.
I bought this audio book because the reviews were so positive. The book was okay but not as great as the reviews would imply. I wish I saved myself a credit and skipped this one.
I've always liked Tina Fey, and now I know why. She's very funny and an excellent reader. Listening to this book made me want to watch 30 Rock (which I had never gotten into the past), so I spent several enjoyable weekends watching episode after episode of the show. My only complaint about the book was that it's too short! I could have listened to her stories for several more hours without getting bored.
This is Tina Fey at her best. Hearing stories of her childhood is a riot! The way she delivers her lines is comedy in it's truest form, sneaking in little jokes that, if you aren't paying full attention, you may miss. Bossypants is a great collection of stories and experiences that truly gives you a great appreciation for her hard work and talent, while also letting you in to "Tinatopia" (the word I invented to describe the seemingly gigantic world of her talent and comedic talent).
Well written and comes with a .PDF of pictures to reference along the way!
I know this book has gotten a lot of high marks, but this one was just not for me. I think I laughed once during this entire book. I like 30 Rock but it is not one of my favorites, still this book pales in comparison to the show. I'm sure that Tina is a very funny person but I feel that this book has been over-edited and as a result it is just a bunch of watered down unfunny stories.
Always on the look out for a great story that sweeps me into another world, time, or person. I hate being bored by literature.
Already a fan of Tina Fey, this wonderful journey behind the scenes into her life and career is both hilarious and revealing at the same time. Listening on the bus or plane, I am sure other commuters often wondered what was so funny as I wept with laughter during this delightful listen..... Silly peanuts.
Truly enjoyed this audio book. Listened to it on the way from NYC to LA laughing all the way. The other passengers I'm sure were jealous!