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.
Tina Fey is absolutely fantastic both reading and writing this book. If you're thinking about buying it, do not hesitate, it's totally worth it.
I listened to this book straight through with no breaks. Tina Fey reads her own book and is hilarious. Just make sure any kids have on some ear muffs, there are a few topics and words that are not for the innocent ears.
This book is interesting and funny. I'm constantly amused by the way Fey presents herself as just a normal, unattractive girl, and major accomplishments are almost treated as side-notes. I would just have liked it if this book had been fleshed-out more with the details of her rise to prominence in the entertainment industry.
I loved this audiobook! Although I'm sure it would be funny to read, listening to Tina Fey narrate added so much more. I liked that she addressed some of the issues that she always is asked about (i.e., being a woman working in comedy/television/writing/being the "boss") in the context of her own experience without being the spokeswoman for all women in this field. She also does not give trite advice about how we can all "have it all" as long as you have a full-time nanny, maid, personal trainer, stylist, and team of personal assistants (I'm looking at you, Gwyneth). I would highly recommend this audiobook.
I give things an up or down vote. It's pretty much I did or didn't waist my time reading it. I know that's a little simplified for done people but that's how i do it.
Bossy Pants was a FREAKIN GREAT BOOK.....lots and lots O'fun. If you like Tina Fey you'll like the book. If you don't like Tina Fey you suck big time. Thats not just my opinion it is a scientific fact if you dont like Tina Fey you suck......really NASA did a study people that suck didnt like her, it's TRUE!
This was a wonderful and hilarious audio book. I laughed all the way through. Tina Fey is an amazing woman. A must read for everyone!!!!