I laughed out loud at these stories (gems of wisdom). I did laugh a lot more than my husband. Perhaps it is a gender specific book. Fey is so self aware that one can't help but like her. Her reading is good, not excellent, though as she occasionally has almost whispered asides that are difficult to discern. And, Tina, if you read this, I had never noticed you had a scar. And, yes, we do have a HD tv.
Overall I like this story and as a memoir goes, it's light and easy to listen to. Tina's story is interesting and her reading style is fun and airy. The style is very much like the one she gives with her on screen characters, as in, "can you believe how much fun we're allowed to have?" I like it though after awhile, yeah, I can believe it, next joke please.
All about the game
So far I would put this book above the average audiobook I have listened to so far.
The book is well read by Tina Fey, I liked the context of and the clear progression of the audiobook. It was well laid out, and for a fan of Tina Fey it will be well liked.
This is right on track with other Tina Fey's performances. I felt like I had met the real Tina Fey when I was done with the book, like we had gone out for coffee. She covered topics such as friends, family and parenting. All things I would probably talk about when I was out having coffee with a friend.
How to succeed as a woman without compromise.
This book is really geared toward the young lady who wants to learn about how you can succeed without compromise. It has a lot of sarcasm that can be enjoyed by everyone. I walked away glad I had listened and with a smile.
This book is filled with a bunch of one liners that play off of gender and racial stereotypes. Sometimes it's funny, but it wasn't enough to make my list.
fun, fast, easy
To my daughter
Oh, it made me laugh throughout.
It was great to hear Tina narrate it herself.
I am convinced that listening to Tina read this book would be better than reading it. Her impressions and inflections make it so much better. Fantastic!
Yes, but mainly if the friend is a fan of Tina Fey or enjoys watching her performances. I loved it.
I loved hearing the actual Saturday Night Live skits of Tina Fey playing Sarah Palin and how that came about.
I'm sure the book would have been as entertaining to read, but there is nothing like hearing Tina reading it.
Wife, Mother, Farmer, Nurse Practitoner.
This is a book you could listen to over and over and never tire of the hilarity. A great glimpse into the world of a nerdy kid who made it to the show....and is now running it.
The chapters on her father, Don Fey are some of the most honest, forthright and hilarious I have ever heard. Her devotion to the gay community is heartwarming and her candor about her relationships, both platonic and romantic are muddled with humor and reality.
I'd heard the praise. I'd read the hype. So when I decided to buy an audiobook, this was my first purchase. I listened to it on a long drive, during which time I found myself thinking about housework left undone at home, cabins I'd visited as a child, how awful it must be to contract Ebola. At first I thought I just couldn't focus on an audiobook. (I've since been absolutely riveted by other audiobooks.) I love Tina Fey and it feels blasphemous to give her anything but 5 stars, but I got really tired of the my-life-is-great-now-I'm-going-to-make-fun-of-it format.
I didn't finish it.
Tina Fey is a terrific narrator. I couldn't wait to get in my car to listen to the next chapter.
When she talks about her dad and scar. Unexpected personal and touching moments.