Author of three books with infused companion songs. Multimedia is the new way to tell a story.
Tina Fey is a great reader.
Maybe, depending on the content.
Well told and recorded. Tina has a great speaking voice.
No, i listen while bike riding and divide it into appropriate chunks.
At one point tina says, "If you're a man, well, thanks for buying this book." I think it should have been more obvious that this is a story targeted strictly for women. I expected more gender-neutral comedy, and less about old-fashioned maxi-pads, fashion, and maintaining a woman's body. I expected more like the SNL political insert.
Eventually, yes, but there are probably chapters I'd skip the next time.
30 Rock, The Movie
Picked this one up from the "Your First Listen" recommendation when I signed up and was not disappointed. Tina Fey is hilarious and has a talent for finding humor in the mundane, and turning the truly funny into a side-splitting tale.
I read a lot, oftentimes professionally, oftentimes not.
I've only seen a few 30 Rock episodes and my knowledge of TF's work on SNL is limited to the Sarah Palin sketches that went viral. When I bought Bossypants I was looking for something smart and funny. It worked. There's more SNL/30 Rock backstory than I expected, but Fey puts these events into context and uses them to reveal a pervasive sexism in comedy. My 8 year old son listened to a few minutes and declared, "Do you have more of those busy mom books? I like them. They're pretty funny." That said, it's grown-up humor. If you do let your 8 year old listen to the book, you might have a lot of explaining to do.
I am a married 54 year old mother of 2 adult kids and 2 yorkies. I love cruises and audiobooks!
I did not read the print version, but having Tina Fey as the narrator I would have to say yes. Only SHE could have read this book and made it this funny.
Her comedic timing and her impressions.
Yes, I may have to listen to it again sometime soon.
I laughed out loud so many times while listening to this audiobook. I hope she does another one.
The blantant honesty.
Tina is my favorite character. I love the way she thinks and how honest she is.
Sometimes she talked very fast and then would drop off in a mumble. I listen in my car while I commute and that made it hard to hear and understand her sometimes.
I laughed over and over again.
If you like Tina Fey you will love this book.
Can't say I'm a huge fan of Tina Fey before this book, but I have to say after listening to this book I can see why she survived in such a male dominant world of comedy, especially a comedy writer. The story is more of a biography, with some very witty and undoubtedly funny words from Ms. Fey. I find myself laughing out loud at times, which is hard to do listening to an audio book. The storyline is not particularly interesting, but the performance of Tina Fey definitely helped tremendously with the quality of this book. If you are looking for a lighthearted easy listen, you can't go wrong with this book. It's good to take a break from all the thrillers I listen to most of the time.
It's a fun book, and it has some funny moments read by Tina Fey, but it's trying to be a comedy book and a memoir at the same time, and at times it didn't work for me. Also, as a male listener/reader, this book was clearly written for a female audience in mind, so it wasn't always a book for everyone, which is a bummer, because I think Tina Fey is really funny as both a writer and performer.
life changes so fast, turns on a dime, flies like sand kicks your face and runs, standing still is still like a Chameleon on a strobe light at burning man. Ahhh..... Hear this lizard! Audio Books! ...and inside a little voice shines,"read me a story?!"
To hear Tina Fey tell these stories with her specific tones of sarcasm, pointedness, and unique charm is a rare treat indeed. This is one of the best instances of a writer reading, and really performing her own work, that i have heard. . It seems to play like a good comedy record, and not just an autobiographical share.
Really the only thing that bothered me throughout the book was the actual sound of the recording. It sounded terrible! At least to me, and I not only listen to books, and spoken word recordings frequently, but I also work in a recording studio with sound every day.
I was surprised at the quality. Bad mic choices? Bad transfer? It may have been on my end, but I did check it.....and, yeah..it just didn't sound very good.
By no means did that spoil it for me, and I have recommended the book, and especially the recording of her reading it. It is great fun, and full of little springs and spur of wisdom!
Love her stories of SNL, and her relationship with Lorne Michaels , holarious and indearing.
Tina does her best to protect her husband's privacy and even changes his name ..... Several times, as she apologizes to him and uses his real name..... I think.
I am a fiber artist and teacher. I love moderate action, plot twists, diverse characters and much romance.
It's Tina Fey telling you about her own life. She has had to work extra hard to make it so successfully in a (previously?) male dominated industry ( comedy is an industry?), but she recounts it with humor and (mostly) fairness.
I have liked her for years, now I truly admire her.
Just buy it and listen already.